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best spas

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best spas

Hi, Can anyone give good recommendations on the best spas in Santa Barbara (or other areas of California) that are resort/destination spas.

Unfortunately, we don't have enough money to do "luxury" spas. But we want to find a nice getaway spa that would include meals, a place where we can get some fresh air, etc., and costs no more than $250 per night.

I know that isn't a lot of money for spas, per se, but maybe someone out there knows of some special package. We are travelling the middle of May to approximately June 2nd.


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1. Re: best spas

I'm not totally positive, but I think SB only has luxury resort/destination spas - the Bacara is one, the Biltmore and the San Ysidro Ranch will give you all the services you ask for. They are expensive, but I don't doubt they would be fun and luxurious.

Otherwise, take a look at the Sycamore Mineral Springs Resort on the road to Avila Beach. It is a true spa resort with real mineral springs and about 1.5 hours north of Santa Barbara. I have been there and the hot tubs on the hill are fun and romantic.

Closer to Santa Barbara, look into the spas near Ojai, like the Ojai Valley Inn & Spa, or the Oaks at Ojai.

An alternative lifestyle destination spa resort to think about is the Esalen Institute near Big Sur.

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