Since Mom spoils you all year long, use Mother’s Day as your chance to return the favor and pamper her with a day at the spa. Her daily stresses will melt away with just the mention of a deep tissue massage, and she’ll immediately see just how much you care. Stick with traditional spa treatments, such as hydrating facials, manicures and pedicures, and massages, or think outside the box and schedule some time for her to relax in a salt cave. Whichever you choose, we’re sure you’ll be in Mom’s good graces for weeks to come after her spa day.
Whether you’re surprising her with a weekend getaway she’ll never forget, or letting her enjoy some alone time during your family vacation, use the day spas on our list to help you find the perfect place to spoil Mom this Mother’s Day. Our list includes some of the best spas in the country and a few ideas for other things to do while visiting each location.
About 5 Star Salt Caves: “5 Star Salt Caves is a contemporary health spa & wellness center built around a man-made salt cave made entirely from Himalayan rock salt. While the Salt Cave is the center-piece of the spa, we offer a number of additional treatments, including a full-spectrum infrared sauna, ionic foot detoxification, and Brennan Healing Science (an advanced form of energy healing.)”
Other things to do in Denver: Stroll around Larimer Square, the city’s oldest block that’s packed with landmark buildings. Visit the Denver Art Museum. Try a Denver Sandwich, which consists of a Southwest Omelette sandwiched between two pieces of bread.
About Faces Salon & Day Spa: “Whether you want to spend the day renewing your mind, body and spirit at the spa, or refreshing your look with our professional hair care services at the salon, About Faces will make your experience beautiful. Treat yourself, or those you love, to massage treatments, hair services, nail services, bridal services, or any of our other spa services. You will love the way you look and feel after a visit to About Faces.”
Other things to do in Annapolis: Admire the views of the Chesapeake Bay. Take a tour of the US Naval Academy campus, and make sure to dine on fresh blue crab and mounds of crab cakes.
About Aire Ancient Baths New York: “The AIRE Group was born 15 years ago in Seville. It was the result of the dream of a group of investors and friends who decided to recuperate the ancient Greek and Roman bath tradition and revive this concept in restored historic buildings. The center in New York is a textile factory in TriBeCa, Manhattan. This building built in 1883 opened its doors in 2012 to Aire Ancient Baths New York. AIRE creates spaces and experiences to relax the body and mind according to ancient traditions of water with temperature contrasts as elements of relaxation and health.”
Other things to do in New York: Explore acre after acre of Central Park. Spend a day at the Metropolitan Museum of Art. Take a boat tour around the Statue of Liberty, or discover the magic of Times Square. Don’t leave without trying a pastrami on rye from Katz’s Delicatessen.
About Ava Bella Day Spa: “Elegant but comfortable, Ava Bella Day Spa provides a welcome respite from the rush and stress of everyday life. We focus our attention on you in a cozy atmosphere and tailor treatments for your specific need. Our clinicians have achieved the highest level of education available in their fields. We continually seek training in the latest techniques. Ava Bella uses only clinically researched products, many offered for the first time in Central Arkansas.”
Other things to do in Little Rock: Check out the view of the skyline from Riverfront Park and go shopping in the River Market District. Visit the Museum of Discovery. Try the ribs from Sim’s with a side of greens and cornbread.
About Betty’s Bath & Day Spa: “Betty’s Bath & Day Spa was founded in 2000, in Albuquerque’s tree-lined and peaceful North Valley neighborhood. Betty’s remains true to its original concept: to provide Albuquerque residents and visitors with a relaxation and wellness retreat in a professional, welcoming, and friendly Spa setting. We are known for our outdoor hot tubs, massage and facials — housed in a minimalist, invitingly attractive setting. We invite you to walk in our doors, browse our boutique featuring natural body care & accessories, sip on a cup of tea, unwind, relax and retreat.”
Other things to do in Albuquerque: Take a hot air balloon ride and glide over the southwestern landscape or play a round of golf at one of the many golf courses. Eat a bowl of red or green chili.
About Blu Water Day Spa: “Owner Julie Nguyen’s mission is to expose and heighten the expertise of other artists like herself; in eyebrow design, nails, massage and esthetics. She created Blu Water Day Spa to blend Asian and Indian culture with a commitment to provide a serene escape for guests in need of complete spa services. By combining the elements of nature, a reflection of her vision is seen throughout the 4,500 square foot space. Blu Water Day Spa and Salon is built upon the concept of blending health, wellness and natural beauty alongside the elements of nature.”
Other things to do in Kensington: Browse through lots of treasures at Antique Row on Howard Avenue. Pick up groceries and local good at the Kensington Farmer’s Market on Saturdays.
About Complexions: “Complexions Spa for Beauty & Wellness offers traditional Salon and Spa services coupled with century old beauty rituals from around the world using 100% natural and organic products. We combine all of your beauty and relaxation needs into upstate New York’s most luxurious, eco-friendly environments. Awaiting you at Complexions is a sanctuary of tranquility and luxury designed to rejuvenate the body, strengthen your spirit and gently eliminate the stresses of the day, inviting wellness and healing into your life.”
Locations: There is a Complexions in both Albany and Saratoga Springs. They’re only about an hour apart, so you can take advantage of all that both cities have to offer.
About Eden Day Spa: “Imagine a place where you can go to forget about the stress and worries of daily life. At Eden Day Spa, Boca Raton, our experienced team will transport you into a world of complete calm with our personalized spa treatments. Our mission is to provide you with the ultimate in relaxation, rejuvenation and customer service in all that we offer. Go ahead. Spoil yourself or someone you love. We all deserve to feel wonderful.”
Other things to do in Boca Raton: Take the kids to Sugar Sand Park for an afternoon of entertainment. Walk around the town center or hit the beach at Red Reef Park with the family.
About Eména Spa: “eména means “ME” in Greek. Established in 2009 in Miami’s Design District eména spa has become the local beauty spot for professionals and socialites living and working in South Florida’s Midtown, Downtown, Brickell, Wynwood and Miami Beach area. In addition to providing Miami with exclusive medical spa treatments, eména spa also provides upscale spa services to the Design District and the Miami Beach community. Complete with a in-house salon the spa offers a variety of beauty services to choose from.”
Other things to do in Miami: Dance the night away at one of the many clubs in the city and have a chance encounter with a celebrity. Try salsa dancing or simply catch some sun at the beach.
About Entourage Salon and Spa: “Entourage Salon & Spa is dedicated in providing a memorable experience for each guest through exceptional service and technical excellence. We do our best in making sure that each guest feels as though they are a part of Entourage. We will go the extra mile to accomplish this mission with passion, expert advice and the utmost professionalism and courtesy.”
Other things to do in Virginia Beach: Walk along the vibrant Virginia Beach Boardwalk for a variety of restaurants and to see many street performers. For more peace and quiet, explore False Cape State Park.
About Escape Day Spa: “Escape Day Spa Birmingham AL is a family-owned therapeutic day spa located in Homewood, Alabama. Created by Carrie Wheelock, a massage therapist, and Alicia Liddon, a skin care therapist, Escape offers a peaceful, relaxing retreat. At Escape, we use a variety of spa treatments that calm, soothe, and heal. Our staff believes in offering luxurious treatment to those looking for their own private escapes, and seeks to create a deep sense of contentment and relaxation in each guest through our therapeutic treatments.”
Other things to do in Birmingham: Enjoy some true Southern hospitality and visit the Birmingham Civil Rights Institute. Devour a plate of delicious barbecue from Saw’s Soul Kitchen.
Hiatus Spa (Several locations, TX)
About Hiatus Spa: “We believe that spa treatments should be a part of a personal wellness journey to feel great and look even better. The old idea that spa visits are a luxurious treat or reserved for special occasions no longer applies. Hiatus is proud to be a Texas-born day spa featuring fifty-plus signature treatments. Our team of talented therapists offer massage, facials, body treatments, nail therapies and acupuncture in a modern, organic setting.”
Locations: Hiatus Spa is located in three Texas cities: Dallas, Austin, and Plano. Since Texas is huge, narrow down where you’re headed before planning other things to do.
Josephine’s Day Spa and Salon (Several locations, TX)
About Josephine’s Day Spa and Salon: “Our Mission at Josephine’s Day Spa & Salon is to enhance the natural beauty within our guests, inside and out, by working together and generating a culture of creativity.
At Josephine’s, every aspect of your experience with us is tailored to meet your specific needs and desires. We strive to fulfill any request, no matter how large or how small, and above all, we seek to help each guest achieve the look that accentuates and enhances the natural potential within.”
Other things to do in the Houston area: All three spas are located on the outskirts of Houston. Check out Space Center Houston’s interactive exhibits or stick to free attractions, like the Menil Collection.
About Larchmont Sanctuary Day Spa: “Once you enter Larchmont Sanctuary Day Spa in historic Larchmont Village, Los Angeles, you’ll find yourself in a comfortable and inviting sanctuary that impart all who enter an immediate sense of warmth and serenity. Our unique indoor-outdoor boutique spa was constructed from a 100-year old home and blessed by nine Tibetan monks from the Garden Shartse Monastery to create the most intimate, nurturing, and spiritual environment. Let us help you disconnect and find balance away from the hustle of urban living and life’s daily cares.”
Other things to do in Los Angeles: Visit the Getty Center for its impressive collection of art and to see some of the best views of the city. Tour a movie studio, see the Hollywood sign, and match your hand prints up with a celebrity’s at the TCL Chinese Theater.
Midtown Athletic Club Spa (Several locations)
About Midtown Athletic Club Spa: “Open to the public, The Spa at Midtown offers a wide range of massage and body treatments for both men and women, provided by skilled therapists and aestheticians who will soothe away your cares and restore your well-being.”
Locations: There are four locations in Illinois, one in Georgia, one in Florida, one in New York, and one in Montreal. Choose your spa and then make a vacation out of it!
About Mitchell’s Salon and Spa: “Creating beauty is an art. And true art is derived out of passion. Mitchell’s passion for our craft has never been stronger. It is our commitment to you; to expect only superior results; to anticipate only the most relaxing and rewarding experience.”
Other things to do in Cincinnati: Visit the Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden, considered to be one of the best in the country. Explore the Cincinnati Art Museum or let the American Sign Museum help you bring back great memories with its eclectic exhibits.
About Preston Wynne: “Nestled in the heart of historic Saratoga Village’s restaurants, shops and wine tasting rooms, we’re an artisan spa, not a “big box” facility. Our specialty is superb, results-oriented treatments. We’re a great couples spa and a popular gathering place for friends and family. Our cozy lounges, shady garden loggia and shower/change rooms ensure a comfortable, luxurious experience.”
Other things to do in Saratoga: Find a peaceful spot to relax in the Hakone Gardens, or walk the Skyline to the Sea Trail. Don’t leave without going for a tasting at Savannah Chanelle Winery or Cooper Garrod Vineyards.
Pure Beauty Salon and Spa (Several locations)
About Pure Beauty Salon and Spa: “Our unique ‘everything beauty under one roof’ philosophy offers clients both express services and a full menu of luxurious signature treatments, allowing you to customize your experience in one convenient beauty destination. Whether you are looking to treat yourself to a quick beauty perk, perform multiple services at the same time, or escape to enjoy a luxurious day of pampering, our staff is committed to ensuring your individual needs and preferences are met.”
Locations: You can find a Pure Beauty Salon and Spa all over the US. Think about the places Mom has been wanting to go and then plan your getaway accordingly.
About Pure Salon and Spa: “Take an afternoon or just an hour to rejuvenate your mind and body, get a relaxing massage, haircut, manicure or pedicure, a facial, or choose from our extensive list of services. PURE Spa and Salon’s guiding principle is “modern.balanced.complete”. “Modern” indicates that the salon has a contemporary, tasteful, yet simple style and offers services and treatments that are new and innovative. “Balanced” means that the salon offers a wide range of services for both men and women. “Complete” means that everything the customer needs can be accommodated in the facility — skin care, massage, nail care, and hair care.”
Other things to do in Dallas: Walk around the Dallas Arboretum & Botanical Gardens then stop in at the George W. Bush Presidential Library and Museum for an hour or two. Save your appetite for a steak dinner from Pappas Bros. Steakhouse.
About River Valley Club Salon and Spa: “The River Valley Club is New England’s finest health & fitness club. We offer industry-leading personal training, over 100 group fitness classes per week, CrossFit, nutritional guidance, tennis and aquatics programs for all ages and fitness levels, and an Aveda Concept day spa and hair salon.”
Other things to do in Lebanon: Bike or walk along the Northern Rail Trail of New Hampshire. Take a picture of the Packard Bell Covered Bridge, or spend a day taking a class at the L.L. Bean Outdoor Discovery School.
About Savannah Day Spa: “Savannah’s Premiere Day Spa dedicated to fulfilling your health and beauty needs while creating a tailored spa experience for every client. Come in and see why Hollywood-A-Listers like Jennifer Lopez, Cate Blanchett, Billy Ray Cyrus and Carrot Top choose Savannah Day Spa.”
Other things to do in Savannah: Get spooked on a ghost tour in Savannah and learn a bit about the city’s history. Stroll through the Savannah Historic District and admire the antebellum architecture. Sip on one (or a few) mint juleps.
About Sky and Sea Spa: “Discover a destination that goes deeper into pampering than ever before and where the sky is the limit when it comes to professional, personalized service. This is the heart of the Sky & Sea Spa experience.”
Other things to do in Miami: Meander along the streets of Miami taking note of the colorful art deco architecture that many buildings showcase. Have a Cuban sandwich for dinner from El Cristo in Little Havana.
About Spa Serenity: “Spa Serenity, a day spa nestled in the heart of Downtown Baraboo is just a short drive from Wisconsin Dells. Spa Serenity was created 9 years ago so our guests could “Spend the Day, not a Fortune”. Our menu of services includes Massage, Facials, Body Treatment, Manicures, Pedicures, & our new Wax Boutique, nkd.”
Other things to do in Baraboo: Explore Devil’s Lake State Park on foot, or take a boat out on the water and enjoy the views. Shop the day away at The Outlets at the Dells.
About The Medical Spa at Nova: “The Medical Spa at Nova is a complete health and wellness center offering ultimate prevention, restorative therapy, and personal aesthetic care. A place of transformation, we utilize an integrative medical approach in a soothing environment to optimize each client’s beauty, lifestyle and well-being. Our unique spa, fitness and aesthetic services are inspired by a synergy of Eastern and Western medicine and are designed to help you achieve whole body health.”
Other things to do in Ashburn: Take a guided bike tour through the area with Get Out & Go Tours and get acquainted with Ashburn. Explore Ashburn Park or simply enjoy a beer at the Old Ox Brewery.
About Yelo Spa: “At Yelo, we believe that every minute you spend with us is your minute. This is why we’ve eliminated the typical spa menu and replaced with three simple categories: massage, skin care and napping. We let you chose the best combination based on your needs. We also apply a very simple and transparent price per minute — no upsells no tricks, just treats.”
Other things to do in New York: Catch a show on Broadway, or save your money and listen to some live music in Bryant Park. Shop on 5th Avenue and dine at one of the countless award-winning restaurants.