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The Best Spas in San Diego

A soaking tub at The Spa at Rancho Valencia in Rancho Santa Fe, California

Indulge your inner diva at one of these luxurious San Diego spas. Choose from GAYOT's list of diverse spas for a unique view of San Diego. Whether you select a quaint hillside resort or an extravagant seaside villa, our favorite spas are guaranteed to leave you feeling refreshed and revived.

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Relax at the adults-only Tranquility Pool after your treatment at Aviara Spa at Park Hyatt Aviara Resort in Carlsbad, California

Aviara Spa
Park Hyatt Aviara Resort
7100 Aviara Resort Dr.
Carlsbad, CA 92011

Located at the colonial-style Park Hyatt Aviara Resort, this European-style spa retreat offers peace, natural beauty and a quintessential Southern California relaxation experience.

Book your spa getaway at the Aviara Spa official website

A massage table awaits at the Cal-a-Vie Health Spa in Vista, California

Cal-a-Vie Health Spa
29402 Spa Havens Way
Vista, CA 92084

Situated north of San Diego, this 200-acre private oasis offers programs designed to provide the perfect balance between fitness, health and the mind-body-spirit connection.

Make your reservations at the Cal-a-Vie Health Spa official website

The Catamaran Spa at Catamaran Resort Hotel and Spa in San Diego, California

The Catamaran Spa
Catamaran Resort Hotel and Spa
3999 Mission Blvd.
San Diego, CA 92109

The treatments at this waterfront spa highlight South Pacific and Asian healing traditions with an extensive menu of massages, body wraps, Vichy showers, hydrotherapy programs and facials.

Book your relaxing stay at The Catamaran Spa official website

The famed golden entry doors at Golden Door in San Marcos, California

Golden Door
777 Deer Springs Rd.
San Marcos, CA 92069

The Golden Door experience takes place in a serene setting — complete with koi ponds — and offers a variety of programs, from cardio and hiking for those seeking fitness to massages and facials for a little pampering.

Find out more about this spa escape at the Golden Door official website

The serene Sea Spa terrace at Loews Coronado Bay Resort in Coronado, California

Sea Spa
Loews Coronado Bay Resort
4000 Coronado Bay Rd.
Coronado, CA 92118

This soothing Coronado retreat offers ocean-sourced products and water-themed treatments, such as tropical sea stone massages, Vichy Rain showers and island-inspired body wraps.

Find the sea therapy for you at the Sea Spa official website

The Couples Bungalow includes a private deck with a fireplace and soaking tub for two at The Spa at Estancia La Jolla in La Jolla, California

The Spa at Estancia La Jolla
Estancia La Jolla Hotel & Spa
9700 N. Torrey Pines Rd.
La Jolla, CA 92037

While this sanctuary has a low-key vibe, it is a welcoming full-service spa with nine treatment rooms, an open-air nail care patio, a romantic Couples Bungalow and a fitness center.

Get more details at The Spa at Estancia La Jolla official website

The Couple's Suite at Spa L'Auberge at L'Auberge Del Mar in Del Mar, California

Spa L'Auberge
L'Auberge Del Mar
1540 Camino Del Mar
Del Mar, CA 92014

Inspired by the ocean's healing properties, this spa haven highlights personalized programs with 10 treatment rooms, herbal-infused steam rooms and an open-air relaxation area complete with a fire pit.

Choose your escape at the Spa L'Auberge official website

Soothe your senses and ease your tired feet at the reflexology path at Spa at Omni La Costa in Carlsbad, California

Spa at Omni La Costa
Omni La Costa Resort and Spa
2100 Costa Del Mar Rd.
Carlsbad, CA 92009

The Spa at Omni La Costa offers rejuvenation through various treatments, including facials, massages and a program which helps guests find emotional, spiritual and physical balance.

Explore treatment options at the Spa at Omni La Costa official website

The yoga pavilion with infinity-edge pool at The Spa at Rancho Valencia in Rancho Santa Fe, California

The Spa at Rancho Valencia
Rancho Valencia Resort & Spa
5921 Valencia Cir.
Rancho Santa Fe, CA 92067


Resembling an early California hacienda, The Spa at Rancho Valencia radiates exclusivity and is dedicated to pampering guests with mud baths, massages, facials and hydrotherapies.

Learn more at The Spa at Rancho Valencia official website

The Spa at The Del at Hotel del Coronado in Coronado, California

Spa at The Del
Hotel del Coronado
1500 Orange Ave.
Coronado, CA 92118

Spa at The Del focuses on the sea's healing powers and offers an array of treatments and therapies, from organic facials and ocean salt scrubs to slimming wraps and hydrotherapy baths.

Plan your trip at the Spa at The Del official website

The Women's Lounge at The Spa at The Grand Del Mar in San Diego, California

The Spa at The Grand Del Mar
Fairmont Grand Del Mar
5300 Grand Del Mar Ct.
San Diego, CA 92103

Enjoy an extensive selection of services at The Spa at The Grand Del Mar, which offers an adults-only lap pool, plush setting and a custom organic product line — sometimes sourced directly from the adjacent Los Peñasquitos Canyon Preserve.

Explore natural treatments at The Spa at The Grand Del Mar official website

Relax in the tranquil waiting room of The Spa at Torrey Pines in La Jolla, California

The Spa at Torrey Pines
The Lodge at Torrey Pines
11480 N. Torrey Pines Rd.
La Jolla, CA 92037

With its hallways, treatment rooms and lounging areas expertly arranged by a Feng Shui specialist, the large spa feels cozy, serene and nurturing, and offers marine- and botanical-based products that reflect its coastal location.

Make your appointment at The Spa at Torrey Pines official website

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