California wine country beckons not only wine buffs, but also those in search of an easy, rejuvenating weekend getaway. Sonoma Valley, in particular, is less than an hour north of San Francisco and captures all the key ingredients for supreme relaxation. Fine wines? Check. Gourmet cuisine? Check. Gorgeous scenery? Check. Outstanding spas? Check, plus! Spa lovers have found innovative, traditional and vinotherapy-inspired treatments in Sonoma. Get a taste of the region through three savory Sonoma spas: Fairmont Sonoma Mission Inn, MacArthur Place and the Lodge at Sonoma, all SpaFinder partners.
If you’re lucky enough to actually enjoy spending time with either parent, I can’t say enough about how special it is to take a spa weekend together, especially at such a one-of-a-kind place like the Villagio Inn and Spa. My mom and I recently enjoyed a long weekend at this luxurious retreat in Napa, California.
If you’re on the Golden Coast, take a break from those breezy rays and treat yourself to a $50-priced or 50% off treatment for Deal Days, this September 20-26, in San Francisco. Relax and rejuvenate with spa treatments like facials, massages, body treatments, and more. Get fit with private Pilates sessions, or a few classes at The Bar Method, the full body workout that integrates the fat burning format of interval training, the muscle-shaping technique of isometrics, the elongating principles of dance conditioning, and the science of physical therapy. So many options, so little time – book now before appointments fill up! For prices, and a continually updated list of spas in the area, sign in here with your Zip Code.
The Big 4 Restaurant at The Huntington Hotel and Nob Hill Spa, and its chef Gloria Ciccarone-Nehls are known in San Francisco for their award-winning contemporary American cuisine. Known for specializing in wild-game, Ciccarone-Nehls may not be the first person that you would associate with “spa cuisine”. However her expertise does not end at delicacies for the carnivorous, the kitchen at the hotel and spa prepare menus seasonally, making full use of the local, Northern California agriculture. The Huntington Hotel has an excellent, light spa menu that perfectly complements its meaty menu.
Spas in the City by the Bay are gearing up for SpaFinder Deal Days, which is less than 2 weeks away! Over a dozen chic, boutique spas in San Francisco proper, and other spas around the Bay Area will be offering full 50-minute spa treatments for $50. Check out the participating spas below: