The 10 Best Destinations for Winter Wellness and Beyond

As temperatures drop and the holiday schedules fill up, a vacation might sound especially tempting. WalletHub’s 2019 Best Winter Holiday Destinations recently reported the ultimate vacation spots based on cost and convenience. Whether you’re a cold-weather fanatic or prefer warmer skies, the report has you covered with all temperatures and destinations. 

If you’re planning a winter trip, why not stop and get some wellness pampering while you’re at it? Below are Wallethub’s top five cities for both cold and warm winter travel with a few wellness location suggestions from American Spa.

Best Cold Destinations for Winter Travel:

1. Atlanta, GA

  • Spa at Château Élan includes unique treatments like a CBD-inspired renewal and a seasonal solstice package.
  • Indigo Wellness’ menu boasts attunement therapy, gua sha therapy, Reiki, and much more.
  • Jurlique Spa at the InterContinental Buckhead Atlanta features treatments focused on radiance and renewal, making it a perfect New Year’s destination.

2.    Chicago, IL

3.    Denver, CO

  • Relâche Spa & Salon at Gaylord Rockies Resort (Aurora, CO) is just a 30-minute drive from Denver and provides a luxury experience for spa-goers.
  • The Art, a hotel, does not have an official spa, but the amenities like CBD-infused drinks, skincare products, and tea all scream wellness.
  • At The Oxford Club, Spa & Salon, wellness is a priority. A full-service hair salon, modern fitness center, and high-end boutique are available.

4.    Philadelphia, PA

5.    Washington, DC

  • Lorien Spa at the Kimpton Lorien Hotel & Spa (Alexandria, VA) is a short drive from DC. The extensive treatment menu is worth the extra travel.
  • The Spa at Mandarin Oriental, Washington DC offers guests ambiance and holistic therapy for body, mind, and spirit.
  • Unwind Wellness Center provides integrative treatments like Reiki, a Japanese technique for stress reduction.

Best Warm Destinations for Winter Travel:

1.    Austin, TX

2.    Dallas, TX

  • The Spa at The Joule takes guests through a healing journey using unique European heat experiences.
  • Well & Being Spa at Four Seasons Resort and Club Dallas at Las Colinas offers an extensive treatment menu and relaxation for all.
  • Hiatus Spa + Retreat has a full line of natural and organic plant-based Aveda products for spa-goers’ enjoyment.

3.    Las Vegas, NV

4.    San Diego, CA

5.    Tampa, FL

  • Rock Spa & Salon at Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Tampa underwent a $700 million expansion in 2017. Updates include an extended treatment menu and a pool and deck area matching the size of a football field.
  • Tranquility Wellness Spa (St. Petersburg, FL), a 25-minute drive from Tampa, has packages that include a prenatal massage and a couple’s rejuvenation.
  • Soho Wellness + Med Spa accommodates single guests, couples, wedding parties, birthday parties, or even an office’s team-building event.



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