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9 of the Best Spas in Orange County for a Day of Self-Care

From Brightening Facials and Renewing Massages, These Spas Will Help You Get Your Glow On

Stress from work leaving knots in your shoulders? Wake up from a fun night out with a bit of a breakout? With the hustle and bustle of everyday life, a little R&R is well deserved, and there’s no better place to renew your natural glow than at one of Orange County’s best spas. From seaside resorts that’ll make you feel like you’re on vacation to hidden gems that you’ll want to incorporate into your monthly wellness routine, there are so many spas in Orange County that can help you feel your absolute best. So, get ready to cozy up in a plush bathrobe, detox with a facial or sweat it out in the sauna—here are nine OC spas that will transport you straight to tranquility.


Facial Lounge

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With two stunning OC locations, this luxury wellness destination provides its clients with the opportunity to heal their skin from the inside out. Facial Lounge uses vegan, organic and non-toxic products to provide high-quality treatments—think custom facials, waxing and tinting, contour tightening and more. “Skincare is your skin’s nutrition, and facials are the workout.

It is important to do monthly facials because your skin naturally exfoliates every 28 days,” Facial Lounge founder and “skin whisperer” Amber Rose Johnson shares. Facial Lounge uses vegan, organic and non-toxic products to provide high-quality treatments for all skin types. Our favorite treatment? The Custom Organic Vegan Facial, which starts with an ozone steam and formulated face mask catered to your specific skin goals. “After 23 years in business, I am most grateful to our loyal customers who have been with us since the beginning,” Johnson says. “They are the real testament to Facial Lounge’s success.”

Local Insight: If you want to take your treatment to the next level, Facial Lounge offers several add-ons, including LightStim LED Anti-Aging Red Light Pro Panel, microdermabrasion, dermaplaning and more!

Locations: Corona del Mar and Costa Mesa


Spa at the Mission

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Nestled inside the Inn at the Mission in San Juan Capistrano, the Spa at the Mission promises a tranquil retreat amid a charming, spiritual town. With its unique ambiance that blends history with modern luxury, spa patrons can enjoy an array of relaxing services, including the Capistrano Salt Stone Massage, Lavender Indulgence Body Treatment and the Travelers Facial. The Spa at the Mission also offers a Spa Overnight package for the ultimate treat—this includes luxurious hotel accommodations, two 50-minute spa treatments (a choice of the Serenity Massage or Grand Classic Facial), a Cava and Olive Oil welcome amenity and complimentary valet parking.

Location: San Juan Capistrano



Lemon & Honey Day Spa

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No matter which location you go to, a visit to Lemon & Honey Day Spa makes for the perfect addition to a perfect day in Orange—especially after walking around Old Towne! The spa’s signature touch lies in its incorporation of organic skin-care products and harnessing the healing properties of personalized care. With so many different facials, waxing, massages, dermaplaning, spray tans and more, you’ll want to return to Lemon & Honey Day Spa over and over again—we suggest looking at the spa’s different memberships to amp up your wellness routine.

Locations: Orange



Located minutes away from San Clemente State Beach, Mizokami is a hidden gem among Orange County’s spas and is known for its Mizokami Advanced-Circulatory Sports Lymphatic (MACSL) massage treatment, which can improve circulation, boost lymphatic drainage and rid the body of toxins. Although the MACSL treatments are the spa’s main draw, Mizokami also offers facials, waxing and near infrared sauna treatments to help you leave the facility looking and feeling your absolute best. Mizokami’s minimalist yet elegant decor complements its holistic approach, providing a serene atmosphere to escape the stresses of daily life and embrace relaxation and self-discovery.

Location: San Clemente



Massage Seven Spa

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A fresh face on the Orange County spa scene, Massage Seven Spa has quickly become a local favorite thanks to its beautiful interior, premium services and proximity to notable Costa Mesa landmarks like South Coast Plaza, The Camp and The LAB Anti-Mall. According to Massage Seven Spa, your road to relaxation begins as soon as you step through the door. Each color, musical track and aroma has been selected with intention to enhance your experience right away. This spa offers a wide array of massages, including the Ashiatsu massage, deep tissue massage and massages for athletes, couples and expecting mothers—but no matter which treatment you choose, don’t skip out on the heavenly aromatherapy scalp treatment enhancement!

Location: Costa Mesa


Spa Montage Laguna Beach

Spa Montage Laguna Beach epitomizes West Coast wellness by prioritizing inward and outward health in the most luxurious of settings. Fit in daily movement at their fitness studio—featuring unbeatable views of the Pacific—meditate by the fireplace, relax in the redwood sauna and experience pure bliss with the California Wildflower Ritual Massage. This restorative treatment utilizes heated healing flowers like calming camomile and vibrant orange blossom for transformative relaxation.

Location: Laguna Beach


Renaissance ClubSport Spa

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Adjacent to Renaissance ClubSport’s luxury gym, R Spa focuses on more than just relaxation—extensive recovery treatments are provided as well. Alongside aromatherapy and hot stone massages are guided stretching sessions to increase flexibility and Therabody RecoveryAir Compression services to relieve sore muscles. These offerings are suited for the everyday athlete, but they also pair well with purifying facials and body polishes. The dimly lit studio sets the mood for a relaxing day of wellness rituals for the body, mind and soul. 

Location: Aliso Viejo



Waldorf Astoria Spa

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The Waldorf Astoria Spa in Monarch Beach focuses on modern wellness with cryotherapy and innovative therapies. Enjoy a serene massage and breathe deeply into seasonally inspired wellness offerings. Dealing with dry skin? The Signature Hydrafacial will deeply cleanse, exfoliate and infuse your skin with antioxidants while hydrating with Naturopathica skincare products. In addition to soothing treatments, guests can also enjoy all-day access to the steam room, sauna, Jacuzzi and relaxation lounges.

Location: Dana Point


Aarna Spa at Paséa Hotel & Spa

Calming neutrals at Pasea Hotel & Spa in Huntington Beach transports its guests to the beaches of Bali—as do the restorative Polynesian techniques at Aarna Spa. Complete with eight serene treatment rooms, a secluded outdoor spa garden with shaded cabanas and a romantic couples suite, Aarna Spa is paradise for SoCal visitors and locals alike. Try the Signature Facial to brighten your skin, or opt for the Sea Stone Massage to relieve muscle tension and body aches.

Location: Huntington Beach

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Lover of the beach, food and fitness, Emily enjoys exploring all sunny Southern California has to offer! She has a passion for sharing about her favorite local gems and began writing for Locale in 2022. On the weekends, find her creating recipes for her food blog or out in Laguna!




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