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Top 8 Spa Staycations in the U.S.

Last updated February 2, 2023

Have you ever considered exploring your urban backyard? Add a sprinkle of pampering, and a spa staycation in the U.S. can be your new vacation destination.

And we’re not the only ones ruminating over staycations. According to 35 hotel group CEOs, staycations are taking over the travel industry.

Ready to go on a spa staycation? We did a bit of digging. You want to know the best part? These eight spa staycations in the U.S. are just one metropolitan area away.


1. Equinox Hotel – Manhattan, NY

Equinox Hotel outdoor pool barrel sauna spa staycation NYC

Ease into the big city lifestyle with a stay at Equinox Hotel in Midtown. Escape the hustle-bustle of everyday life and experience the Big Apple on the 24th floor of the “fittest hotel on Earth.” Simultaneously achieve inner and outer body excellence at the spa.

The spa at the Equinox Hotel redefines the art and science of relaxation. This immersive space features a menu of always-evolving treatments—from rejuvenating massages and facials to techno-therapies designed to enhance your health and performance.

It’s time to get a jumpstart on your health and fitness. Experience restoration in the cryotherapy chamber followed by the infrared sauna. Both of which provide a multitude of therapeutic benefits.


2. Mirbeau Inn & Spa Plymouth – Plymouth, MA

Mirbeau Inn & Spa Plymouth spa staycation

Loosely translated as “reflected beauty,” Mirbeau is inspired by the soft, warm colors and introspective character found in the paintings of renowned French Impressionist Claude Monet. How cool is that?! (Sorry, we had to nerd out).

If you are searching to soak up the romantic and quintessential French vibe at Mirbeau Inn & Spa, this spa staycation is for you.

Mirbeau offers spa packages that leave you rebooted and rebalanced. After relaxing here, you will be ready to take on the world. Spend your day relaxing by a roaring fire, soaking your feet in a heated pool, or escaping to the quiet oasis of the relaxation zone for personal reflection and meditation.

Insider tip! Be sure to pack your swimsuit! The Mirbeau Inn & Spa Plymouth boasts an eye-catching outdoor whirlpool. 


3. Isla Bella Beach Resort – Marathon, FL

Isla Bella Beach Resort pool view
Courtesy Isla Bella

Experience some of the best pampering Florida offers with a trip to the Keys. You can make it a girls’ or guys’ weekend, a romantic interlude or fly solo. Feel the Isla Bella difference. After all, it’s just an hour away from Key West.

Be transported to a private oasis where sun, sand and bliss abound. The full-service spa offers treatments ranging from hot stone massage and reflexology to algae wraps and Eastern healing methods.

A visit to Isla Bella Beach Resort will leave you feeling refreshed, rejuvenated and recharged.


4. The Langham Hotel – Chicago, IL

Level up your spa staycation and visit The Langham Hotel. The Langham Hotel is located in the heart of Chicago. Chuan Spa, Langham Hotel’s luxury spa, was inspired by ancient Chinese practices. Allow the Chuan Spa to take you on a unique wellness journey. A journey that nurtures, heals and restores your very being.

What Does Chuan Mean?

Chuan means “flowing water” in Chinese. As a matter of fact, water represents rebirth and rebalancing. A couple of hours is all it takes to reawaken your spirit and create a sense of harmony during the Chuan bathing ritual. The spa encourages their guests to partake in this ritual before any treatment.

The natural water journey is designed to reinvigorate your body reaction to hot and cold stimuli. This creates deeper dimensions of health and well-being.

Other services include a state-of-the-art herbal sauna, a Himalayan saltstone sauna, showers, a steam room, heated relaxation loungers, a hydro-vitality Jacuzzi and a 67-foot swimming pool.


5. Piva Beer Spa – Chicago, IL

Piva Beer Spa soak tub

You should never feel guilty about treating yourself. And although a day spa, Piva Beer Spa just may be your ideal experience du jour. 

Bathing in beer is a practice that has been around for centuries. So it really shouldn’t come as a surprise that a beer spa is a thing. 

There are many benefits to thermal beer soaks. The antioxidant properties of hops, barley and brewer’s yeast exfoliate, soften and improve your skin’s elasticity. In addition to these soaks, Piva Beer Spa offers spa treatments ranging from hot stone massages to halotherapy services that are designed to support the immune, nervous and lymphatic systems. 

Learn more about beer spa treatments and new spa therapies taking over the U.S.


6. The Joule – Dallas, TX

The Joule vitality pool spa staycation Dallas

Is a solo spa staycation more your style? Or are you looking for a weekend escape with friends or your S.O.? If so, Dallas, Texas is right up your alley. 

Slip away to The Joule and experience their subterranean restoration and rejuvenation spa, which we think could be the poshest spa in Texas!

Picture two floors of sheer indulgence. A crystal steam room, sauna, vitality pool with built-in air massage loungers, showers. Envision yourself relaxing in the pre and post-treatment relaxation areas. Then when all is said and done, update your Facebook feed. Snap a picture of the ice fountain in the spa’s sprawling underground space.

The Spa at the Joule is a sanctuary of calmness, offering a full range of services inspired to nurture mind, body and soul. Press pause and breathe in the serenity of The Joule.


7. Canyon Ranch Tucson – Tucson, AZ

Canyon Ranch Tucson woman facial

In the lush Sonoran Desert surrounded by the healing energy of the Santa Catalina Mountains, transformation is tradition at Canyon Ranch. 

During your spa staycation in beautiful Tucson, Arizona, take your time soaking up the sunshine. Breathe in the desert air and discover a healthier, happier, more vibrant you. As we mentioned before—transformation is tradition at Canyon Ranch. Their one-of-a-kind spa will have lasting effects on your mind, body and soul. 

Soothe fatigued muscles with the signature canyon stone massage. Melt away stress with Watsu, a form of aquatic bodywork used for deep relaxation and passive aquatic therapy. Balance body and mind with meridian-based energy work. 

Indulge in a centuries-old Ayurvedic body treatment enhanced by fragrant herbs and soothing oils. Escape to Canyon Ranch Tucson and make it a spacation experience that you have longed for.


8. Farmhouse Inn – Forestville, CA

A place where wellness meets urban-style living, the Farmhouse Inn in California’s Wine Country  is hands-down a place like no other for a spa staycation. 

Sommelier-led wine tours. Rooms with wine refrigerators. Could it possibly get any better? The answer is yes. Yes, dear reader, it can. The award-winning Wellness Barn with its treatments and rituals will have you in awe. Moreover, these treatments and rituals align with the rhythms of the season. 

Imagine connecting with nature as you soak in a forest bath. During your forest bath, you will find yourself exercising mindfulness and meditation techniques. Gradually, you will feel your five senses heighten for full self-awareness. After your forest bath, participate in healing sound therapies that will leave you feeling at your best. 


So, no matter where you are located within the United States, Vacayou is here to help YOU find and book the perfect spa staycation in the U.S.

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