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March 21, 2016

Top Spas in San Francisco: Find Your Bliss

San Francisco has a reputation for being a good place to chill out. But if you're looking for somewhere that specializes in the art of soothing, here are our top spa spots:

Cavallo Point Lodge (601 Murray Circle)
Sometimes an afternoon at the spa just isn't enough to work out all the knots. For the total package (perfect for a weekend trip) Cavallo Point's stunning views, plush grounds, spa amenities and available activities are plenty to put your worries at Bay (pun intended). One of Condé Nast Traveler's Top 75 U.S. Hotel Spas, Cavallo Point offers not only spa treatments and services but also a tea bar, heated outdoor meditation pool, healing arts services, acupuncture and an onsite doctor offering integrative medicine solutions. Need more? Take a cooking class at The Cavallo Point Cooking School or a guided hike under the Golden Gate Bridge. Book a hotel room.

The (I) Spa at the InterContinental Hotel (888 Howard St.)
Located within the InterContinental Hotel on Howard and 5th Street in the SOMA neighborhood, the (I) Spa is a full-service spa with services including full-body massages, facials, manicures, pedicures and waxes. If you are planning a birthday or bridal party, (I) Spa can accommodate large parties and customize the experience, so it's memorable for years to come. With their spacious accommodations, booking a weekend stay at the Intercontinental and a spa treatment from (I) Spa is the perfect 1-2 punch. Book a hotel room.

Kabuki Springs & Spa (1750 Geary Blvd.)
Nothing is more relaxing than a nice hot bath. And the folks over at Kabuki Springs & Spa, which is right in the heart of Japantown, have it down to a science. Not to say your tub at home isn't great — but Kabuki's are specially designed to encourage harmony and relaxation, stemming from the great tradition of Japanese baths. Facilities include a hot pool, cold plunge, dry sauna and a steam room, all served alongside complimentary bath products, sea salts, chilled face cloths and teas (now are you seeing the difference between Kabuki and your tub at home?). The baths are communal and on Tuesdays they're coed (bathing suit required).

Nob Hill Spa (1075 California St.)
Just the fact that the Nob Hill Spa is located in the swoon-worthy Huntington Hotel should speak for itself. With an array of spa services ranging from massages, facials, body treatments, manicures, and pedicures, the spa also boasts a specialized Zen Room, indoor infinity relaxation pool, catered spa meals and best of all: sweeping views of the city skyline.

The Spa at the Loews Regency San Francisco (222 Sansome St.)
The Spa at the Loews Regency San Francisco is your little oasis in the city. The Spa offers a choice of pampering treatments blending time-held traditions with modern techniques. Their spa facility includes three treatment suites, one spacious couples’ suite, a dedicated manicure and pedicure area and a relaxation lounge. Start and end your journey in our relaxation lounge and let the outside world slip away. Once you feel reinvigorated, head to Bar at Brasserie S&P, which specializes in specialty gin and tonics and has an award-winning wine selection. Book a hotel room.

Spa Vitale (8 Mission St.)
Enjoy a premium view of the Embarcadero and the San Francisco Bay as you indulge yourself in a spa treatment or soak in the outside tub right next to the bamboo garden. The penthouse-level spa should alleviate the mind, body and soul by melting away your worries with its luxuriously meditative surroundings. Book a hotel room.

Photo by Merlin / CC BY

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