Stressed Out? A Spa Weekend May Be the Answer...

(Photos courtesy of Four Seasons Resort The Biltmore Santa Barbara and Mii amo)

Vacations should be about taking a break and getting away from it all. Planning one can make for a stressful few weeks or months, and that doesn't include flight delays and other travel troubles on the way there. The second you arrive, relaxation is key. Next time you plan a trip, consider visiting a spa destination! Not only will you be away from home, but the whole point of your getaway will be to relax and rejuvenate. Over the next few weeks, we will be highlighting our favorite spas from all around the country. Up first: two fabulous spa resorts on the West Coast.

Four Seasons Resort The Biltmore Santa Barbara is a beautiful Spanish gem. Indulge yourself with one of their 14 massage options. Our personal favorite is The Moroccan Ritual, a full-body massage and exfoliation with Moroccanoil. It even includes a scalp and hair treatment! If you're already feeling relaxed before you leave your room, The Biltmore offers in-room treatments—how nice is that?

Although beachside spa treatments are quite nice, Arizona's Mii amo is a diamond in the rough. (Actually, it's a diamond built into a canyon, but you know what we mean.) This spa inspired by Native American culture is truly something else. Our favorite treatment is the Red Rock Intentional Aromatherapy Massage, during which you are pampered with 10 aromatherapy oils, a dry-brush exfoliation, a massage, and a warm body wrap. The spa even offers palm and astrological readings!

Got another recommendation for a spa on the West Coast? Let us know by leaving a comment below.

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