Want to unwind at a top-notch spa, but can’t swing a full-blown honeymoon on another continent? These five US spa retreats are the perfect compromise. Restore your zen over a relaxing and romantic week or long weekend in one of these nearby cities—no passport required.
Los Angeles, California
The spa at Four Seasons Los Angeles at Beverly Hills treats every guest like a movie star. Poolside cabanas let you feel like a VIP, and innovative therapies include an inner-peace immersion to balance your emotional well-being and a DNA facial that utilizes the OxyGeneo machine from plastic surgeon Ronald L. Moy, MD.
The rooftop deck of Soho House Chicago will transport you with its views and stainless steel swimming pool. The boutique hotel’s Cowshed Spa caters equally to both sexes, with a dedicated barbershop for gents. Fitness fans will love the 17,000-square-foot gym, which boasts a professional boxing ring and old-school pommel horse.
Travaasa Austin embraces the Texas Hill Country spirit with mechanical-bull-riding workouts and male-focused spa treatments that culminate with a local craft beer. At night, you can dance the Texas Two-Step or snuggle up around the fire pit. A three-acre working farm grows organic ingredients for both meals and spa treatments.
New York City, New York
Treatment rooms at Mandarin Oriental New York’s spa boast some of the best views of Manhattan. Located on the hotel’s 35th and 36th floors, the spa spans 14,500 square feet and includes a state-of-the-art gym, 75-foot lap pool and a unique spa suite complete with a fireplace, dual massage beds and deep soaking tub.
South Beach isn’t just about partying. The new eco-minded 1 Hotel South Beach features the first-ever obstacle-race-inspired, 14,000-square-foot Spartan Gym and the US’s first spa from cult UK brand Bamford Haybarn. Other perks include 600 feet of beach, four pools and a farm-to-table restaurant from chef Tom Colicchio.