With frenzied last minute shopping trips, turkey-making mishaps and travel-related troubles, the most wonderful time of the year can have its fair share of stressful moments. Thankfully, San Diego spas are ready to combat the holiday blues with special seasonal treatments to ease your body, mind and soul.
Before you lose yourself in the holiday hullabaloo, unwind with the scents of the season at these top local spas.
Cranberry Almond Escape at Rancho Bernardo Inn
With a luxurious day spa, state-of-the-art dining and a championship golf course, San Diego’s Rancho Bernardo Inn Resort & Spa is the perfect retreat during the hectic holiday season. Escape from the shopping and cooking frenzy and experience the holidays the right way with the Spa’s new Cranberry Almond Escape treatment. The special includes a blood orange and bay sugar scrub rubdown, a cranberry essential oil wrap and massage and a rejuvenating almond oil scalp treatment. A fresh cranberry-infused green tea will keep you hydrated throughout the treatment. 75-minutes, $175.
The Spa at Rancho Bernado Inn, 17550 Bernardo Oaks Dr., 888.675.8471, ranchobernadoinn.com
Peppermint Mistle-toes Pedicure at L’Auberge Del Mar
Get ready for those special moments under the mistletoe with this seasonal special at L’Auberge Del Mar. The festive pedicure starts with an invigorating peppermint foot soak followed by a warming dip in frankincense, rosemary and ginger oils. Pedicure pros will then clear your cuticles and treat you to the perfect polish, making you relaxed and holiday party ready. 50-minutes, $65.
L’Auberge Del Mar, 1540 Camino Del Mar, 858.259.1515, laubergedelmar.com
Escape from the In-Laws at Estancia La Jolla
Guys, plan your escape to The Spa at Estancia from Dec. 21 to Dec. 31 for some much-needed peace, quiet and pampering. The special holiday treatment starts with a hydrating scalp massage followed by a detoxifying Sothys Homme Facial, which caters specifically to men’s skin. End your escape with a foot massage and cuticle-perfecting pedicure—all while sipping on Estancia La Jolla’s Single Barrel Jack Daniel’s Whiskey. 100-minutes, $279.
Ladies can plan their own getaway with The Spa at Estancia’s Warm Ginger Pedicure. The combination of Spa Ritual’s organic, fair-trade Indonesian Ginger body line and the skin-smoothing power of Pedi from Clarisonic will leave you smelling like homemade cookies and feeling ready to take on those holiday get-togethers. $65.
Estancia La Jolla, 9700 Torrey Pines Rd, 858.965.6590, estancialajolla.com
Red Currant and Cranberry Facial at The Spa at La Costa
Treat yourself to a holiday delight that is calorie-free and will leave you looking fresher and younger than ever. The Spa at Omni La Costa’s special facial will invigorate your senses with an anti-oxidant boosted red currant and cranberry blend mixed with a skin-balancing pomegranate splash. 50-minutes, $160.
The Spa at La Costa, 2100 Costa Del Mar Rd., 800.854.5000, lacosta.com
Candy Cane Lane at Catamaran Spa
For beachfront massages, facials, and body wraps, the Catamaran Spa is the place to be in San Diego. Just in time for the holidays, the serenity space is offering a seasonal Candy Cane Lane nail treatment, which uses refreshing peppermint products to perfect cuticles, soften skin and leave with you with picture-perfect nails. Adding to the sweetness, the spa includes a box of decadent chocolates with all spa packages. 100-minutes, $130.
Catamaran Spa, 3999 Mission Blvd., 858.488.1081, catamaranspa.com
12 Days of Holiday Bliss at Spa Aquazul
It may be better to give than receive, but the Spa Aquazul at the Hilton San Diego Bayfront lets you do both with the 12 Days of Holiday Bliss. From Dec. 8 to 19, bring a toy donation for Toys for Tots and receive $50 spa treatments from the state of the art spot for face and body treatments. From chocolate peppermint spa pedicures and organic passion fruit facials to travelers tonic massages and gel manicures with a complimentary champagne toast, the treatments at Spa Aquazul will be all you want on your holiday wish list.
Spa Aquazul, 1 Park Blvd, 619.321.4290, aquazulspa.com
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