Life is busy. When things get hectic, many of you may find yourselves longing to escape from the busy routine of everyday life. Although exotic vacations are a dream for many of us, it’s not always in the cards.
Priorities at home and at work may not allow for jet setting to foreign lands for extended periods of time, but for those of you who are looking for a quick getaway (that’s not too far away) – a spa retreat may be just what you need.
Lucky for us, Spas of America have recently named their Top 100 Spas of 2014, and with “69 spas from the United States, 30 spas from Canada and one from Mexico”, you’ll have plenty of spa destinations to choose from. From desert getaways, to east coast escapes - there’s something for everyone. A day, or even a weekend at one of these spas and you’ll feel like you’ve spent a week relaxing on a tranquil, tropical beach.
To make your destination choice even easier, here’s a selection of Éminence spa locations that made the cut as Spas of America's Top 100 Spas of 2014:
Unique Luxury – Skana, The Spa at Turning Stone Resort, Verona, New York
“Ska:ná:, the Oneida word for peace, is where soothing treatments and modern amenities combine with American Indian cultural themes to create the world’s most luxuriously unique spa experience.”
Desert Getaway - Spa/Resort: Mii amo, a Destination Spa at Enchantment Resort, Sedona, Arizona
“Inspired by the rich wisdom and traditions of Native American people, complemented by the beauty and energy of the Red Rocks, this Sedona spa retreat presents a luxurious spa experience where guests can find balance and harmony in breathtaking Boynton Canyon.”
California Dreaming – Spa Terra, Meritage Resort at Napa, Napa, California
“Nestled in the hillside behind The Meritage Resort, discover the sanctuary of our Napa Valley resort spa. Spa Terra, located entirely underground and set within the 22,000 square foot Estate Cave; it is a Napa Valley experience in itself.”
Southern Serenity – Relâche Spa, Gaylord Opryland Resort, Nashville, Tennessee
“The core of our philosophy lies in our name, “Relâche,” which comes from the French word meaning ‘to take a break.’ We believe in the power of physical distressing to calm and relax the mind. Relâche Spa is the perfect place to lose yourself in the moment and find your center again.”
East Coast Escape - Bota Bota, spa-sur-l'eau, Quais du vieux-port de Montréal, Quebec
“Anchored in the Old Port of Montreal, Bota Bota, spa-sur-l’eau offers its passengers the healing benefits of a spa while being lulled by the natural movements of the St Lawrence River."
West Coast Retreat- The Grotto Spa at Tigh-Na-Mara in Parksville, BC
“The Grotto Spa at Tigh-Na-Mara in Parksville, BC believes in offering guest experiences that go beyond the expected. Treatments include facials, body wraps, body glows, massages, manicures and pedicures, many with a focus on West Coast natural ingredients.”
And, the list doesn’t stop there – with more Éminence locations featured in Spas of America’s Top 100 Spas of 2014 – you have plenty more spa retreats to choose from.