Top 9 Best Spas in San Diego

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9. Cal-a-Vie Spa

29402 Spa Haven Way, Vista, CA - (760) 945-2055
Reflecting the charm and ambiance of a serene French village, Cal-a-Vie – home to a 200-acre private estate in North San Diego County – is known the world over for an inspired wellness program that is individually nurtured, offering a true ‘hidden haven’ for luxury and rejuvenation. As a leading destination health spa, Cal-a-Vie affords fitness and spa treatments that are customized per guest, as well as a dining and nutrition program that attests to a holistic approach to mind, body and spirit.

8. Spa at The L'Auberge Del Mar

1540 Camino Del Mar, Del Mar, CA 92014 - (858) 259-1515
Celebrating a Pacific perch along Del Mar’s beachfront, the Spa at The L'Auberge Del Mar – was named one of the “top spas in the world” by FINE Magazine is 2014 – explores a more natural approach to spa therapies and treatments, garnering inspiration from the sea to heal and restore, relax and invigorate. With treatment rooms, sanctuary areas, hydrotherapy tubs and steam rooms, the Spa is a true escape in every sense.

7. The Spa at The Grand Del Mar

5300 Grand Del Mar Ct, San Diego - (866) 305-1528
One of only 20 Five-Star spas in the country, The Spa at The Grand Del Mar offers guests a comprehensive menu of natural therapies, including cleansing facials, invigorating hydrotherapy body treatments and an organic product line that is custom-made for the Mediterranean-style resort. Neighboring the expanse of the Los Peñasquitos Canyon Preserve, The Spa embraces the creative and rejuvenating spirit of the Renaissance – a philosophy that delivers a sublime experience of relaxed, renewed and restorative wellness.

6. Estancia La Jolla Spa

9700 N Torrey Pines Rd, La Jolla - 855-318-7602
A seaside sojourn, The Spa at Estancia – surrounded by a lush garden of eucalyptus, lavender, and citrus – is organically based in its approach, promoting a heightened sense of well being and balance for each guest.

The Torrey Pines sanctuary is known for its  signature Botanical Body Treatments – featuring healing neem and hydrating oils, along with an herbal steam and private alfresco massage for a true retreat. Bridal and pre-natal packages, as well as deep tissue and hot stone massages are menu highlights.

5. Bergamot Spa & Boutique

775 N Vulcan Ave, Encinitas, CA - (760) 436-5140
Set in a Balinese-inspired garden along Coast Highway, Bergamot Spa comes highly recommended by the locals – boasting excellent service and a relaxing atmosphere, with the best massages. A well rounded menu of pedicures, manicures, massages and facials certainly indulges simple pleasures, but the outdoor ambiance of the spa is unlike any other; secluded bungalow-style bales overlook koi ponds, a grassy knoll and stone-laden paths. The Zen studio offers yoga, movement and meditation for guests as well.

4. The Golden Door Spa

777 Deer Springs Rd, San Marcos, CA - (760) 744-5777
Amid hiking trails, avocado groves and koi ponds, The Golden Door Spa – first established in 1958 – is consistently ranked among the top destination spas in the world.

Honing a unique philosophy of personal health and fitness, inspired by the ancient Honjin inns of Japan, the week long wellness program embraces ancient Asian influence, environmental inspirations and classic European spa techniques for a soulful and restorative retreat. Additional locations have since opened, including Arizona, Florida, Utah and Puerto Rico.

3. The Spa at Paradise Point

1404 Vacation Rd, San Diego, CA - (858) 274-4630
With exceptional service and island flair, The Spa at Paradise Point perfectly blends its tropical setting along the bay with an intimate spa-sanctuary experience.

Well appointed, the spa boasts lofted ceilings with bamboo beams, warm mahogany accents, Japanese soaking Ofuro tubs, a Vichy shower and a steam room – the combination of which lends an escape from the ordinary. True to its very nature, the spa specializes in signature treatments and therapies indigenous of Hawaii, Bali, Fiji and Thailand.

2. Rancho Valencia Spa

5921 Valencia Cir, Rancho Santa Fe, CA - (858) 756-1123
Renowned for its natural charm and classic California character, Rancho Valencia Spa is consistently rated among top boutique spas from around the world. Drawing from many traditional styles of bodywork, guests enjoy an array of therapies, water wellness protocols, skin care aesthetics, gentlemen’s treatments, couples therapies, outdoor fitness and personal training, along with hand and foot renewals.

1. Spa Velia

200 Harbor Dr #150, San Diego, CA - (619) 235-0000
Lauded for its environmentally responsible approach, Spa Velia is very much in the business of pampering its guests; from oversized robes and complimentary mango mimosas, to an aromatherapy steam room and a sublime rainfall shower, the experience is both tranquil and rejuvenating.

[Updated Nov. 24,2017]