When you need a break, head to this spot in the historic Presidio.
Located in a former army barracks in the historic Presidio, this day spa is an ideal getaway from the hustle-and-bustle of the city. Although the building underwent a $4.8 million renovation to transform the barracks into a luxurious, peaceful getaway, it still maintains its original, inviting character — heavy, rough-hewn wood beams, wood floors and skylights. The spa is also surrounded by a lush 300-acre pine and cypress forest, looking out on the Palace of Fine Arts and the Golden Gate Bridge. In addition to the traditional treatment options, SenSpa offers Barefoot Shiatsu ($195, 75 minutes; $225, 90 minutes), where a therapist uses body walking techniques to perform a massage with his or her feet, and the SenSpa Muscle Refresher ($130, 50 minutes; $185, 75 minutes; $210, 90 minutes), which can be enhanced with your choice of signature aromatherapy body oils. A range of naturopathic and Traditional Chinese Medicine services are also available, including acupuncture, moxibustion, cupping and Tui Na. Save time post-service to chill out in one of three lounge areas.