The Hotel Bel-Air Spa may just prove once and for all that nature and nurture can coexist in equal measure. Set deep within the iconic hotel’s plush Bel-Air canyon setting, the spa evokes a tranquil indoor-outdoor vibe. The nurture quotient here is evident in the spa’s chic nail salon, his and hers locker and steam rooms, and the seven treatment rooms, including the couples-friendly private Enclave Suite. The prices are steep, but you can expect a world-class facial in one of the prettiest spa settings in all of L.A.
When it comes to pampering and relaxation, Los Angeles knows a thing or two about the finer things in life. After all, the city is home to sought-after salons, hotels, restaurants and bars that fit the bill for high-end living. And while the beaches and Hollywood may get all the hype, the best spas in Los Angeles make a strong case for one of the best things to do in L.A.
Whether you’re looking to unwind after a long work week or release tension after sitting in traffic on the 405 (the culprit of many a stiff neck), you can find all of your decompressing needs at these stunning, top-rated spas. The luxury hotels and day spas not only impress with high quality, experienced masseuses and treatment offerings, but also feature serene interiors that set the scene for some well-deserved “me time.” Of course, a gift card for mom is always a good idea.
Treat yourself to everything from a Swedish massage in a plush greenhouse to a rosemary foot soak, a CBD sports massage, a traditional Thai massage or a Japanese-style couples massage, complete with sushi delivered straight to your suite. Top off the pampering treatment with hydrating facials, manicures, pedicures or other wellness offerings. And if you’re going to book an hour or two at any number of these spas, make sure to take advantage of the additional features for guests like steam showers, pools, Himalayan Salt saunas, small bites menus and Champagne. Go big or go home, right?