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The Ultimate Spa Day in SF

A couple getting massages at an outdoor spa

Whether it's farm to table organic produce, the tech industry, fine arts and dining, or pretty much anything else you can think of, California is a well known hub for excellence in all areas. Where else can you experience nearly consistent temperatures of 75 degrees or the greatest wine country in America? That's all aside from the Hollywood appeal of celebrities walking the streets.

From the outside looking in, it might seem like nothing more than a continuous amount of fun in the sun, but anyone who lives near one of the major cities like L.A. or San Francisco knows just how hectic and stressful it can really be. Thank goodness this state is also home to some of the best spa's in the nation as well!

If you happen to live in or around the Towers of Rincon in the Financial District of SF, then finding your perfect daytime retreat is easier than you might think. Take a look at some of these top-notch spas, all of which are more than capable of melting away your stresses.

Cavallo Point Healing Arts Center and Spa

Just across the bridge from San Fran sits Cavallo Point. This hotel spa was ranked as one of the top five in the US by Travel and Leisure. While it might not be in the city, this tranquil sanctuary offers exotic facials and massages that are sure to help you forget any deadline you've ever had in your life.

You can sit amongst eucalyptus and pine in the garden for a rejuvenating escape, spend some quiet reflection time by their fireplace, or sip away your stress at their tea bar. This spa features holistic medical practitioners who, combined with a shaman as your guide, can help you experience outward as well as inner healing. As a bonus, they also offer hiking and yoga retreats.


It might be situated on a former military base, but this spa is one of the most zen places here in the city. From lymphatic detox facials to a Buddha belly massage for the pregnant, their skill and ability is seemingly endless. While you can most certainly take advantage of their usual spa services, you could also get a little adventurous with acupuncture or Celluma LED light therapy.

This locations also features master sessions with some of the highest trained specialists on this side of the country, naturopathic medicine, and couples packages. Their website is also chock full of helpful articles on everything from mineral makeup to how the California sun can help your skin.

Spa Radiance

If you're looking for a combination of the finest in luxury and anti-aging treatments, Spa Radiance is the place to go. Firmly planting the roots of their treatments in proven science and experience, their skin care methods will yield results. Each massage uses custom blended oils for rejuvenation, relief, and relaxation.

From a mud and scrub to their Peel Bar and everything in-between, this highly professional establishment is sure to have you leaving with a smile on your face and a new outlook on life. As an added bonus, they also offer waxing, makeup artists, and brow services.

International Orange

This location is a yoga studio combined with a full-service spa. To make the most of your visit, head here after a stressful day to relax with a little yoga before choosing any of their various essential oils for a good massage. You can even become a member and receive up to 26% off of their services, which is great if you plan on being a repeat customer.

They offer three different areas of treatment - skin, body, and acupuncture. Each features a variety of different services that target different issues or aim to relieve different aches. In fact, their services are so vast that it's tough to come here just once!

Nob Hill Spa

Consistently ranked as on of the top spas in San Francisco as well as in the US, Nob Hill Spa earns its title with a plethora of outstanding treatments and services. There are the regular spa offerings like facials and massages, but they also have ten different treatment rooms to help you sink into utter bliss. Relax your mind in the Zen Room, indulge your senses in the Eucalyptus Steam Room, wade in the Indoor Infinity Relaxation Pool, and oh so much more.
With a delicious "spa cuisine menu" and a gymnasium, there isn't much more you could ask for from a spa. Add that to spa treatments like the arctic berry body scrub and this might just be heaven on earth...might be.

Hotel Vitale and Kabuki

How do deep soaking tubs with views of the Bay Bridge sound? How about a private bamboo garden mid-day getaway? Well, that's exactly what you can find at Hotel Vitale. Immerse yourself in a wold of relaxation with top notch massages, and serene imagery that is sure to rid your mind of any concerns.

Alternatively, you could head to Hotel Kabuki. Owned by the same people, this boutique hotel offers a Japanese styled bathing facility complete with exotic spa services. Four hand massage, anyone?

Carmel Rincon - Financial District SF

All of these spas offer some of the best in luxury accommodation, which makes them pair perfectly with the high end homes found at the Towers at Rincon. This apartment community features multiple, spacious floor plans designed provide excellence and comfort like never before. Its unique design offers stunning views of the bay area, residents are just moments away from the sights and attractions that draw so many to the city.

Floor to ceiling windows, European-style appliances, and hardwood floors can be found inside these homes. Meanwhile, rooftop terraces and a resident lounge only scratch the surface of the various amenities available to residents. Careful considerations have been taken to accommodate each and every person as well as their pets with a place they can be proud to call home.
When your stressful workday has come to an end, unwind with the outstanding spas in the area or right here at Carmel Rincon.