Part of the pleasure of coming to Santa Barbara, beyond getting outside and enjoying the stunning nature, is indulging in yourself. On your next stay, treat yourself at one of the city’s many beautiful spas, so you can go home feeling pampered and rejuvenated. Here’s our list of the best spots for facials, massages and more:
One of local’s favorite spas in town, Float is all about a relaxing and serene ambiance. Offering everything from facials to full body scrubs, guests should also check out acu-massage, which combines Chinese acupuncture with soft massage. After your treatment, don’t forget to spend a few minutes on the outdoor terrace complete with fountains and a reflecting pool.
FLOAT Luxury Spa. 18 E Canon Perdido Street. 805 845 7777.
As Santa Barbara’s only certified green spa, Le Reve prides itself on quality services that use only the highest quality, organic products. Conveniently located Downtown, this spot is ideal for winding down the day with a little rejuvenation. Indulge in the 140-minute ‘Total Body Bliss’ treatment, or try getting glammed up with natural makeup and lash extensions.
Le Rêve Organic Day Spa and Boutique. 21 W Gutierrez Street. 805 564 2977.
The Santa Barbara Spa, opened and run by the highly-esteemed Shelby McKaig-Rowe, is where you go for customized treatments that suit your specific needs. With everything hand-picked by the owner, you are guaranteed to feel satisfied with your visit. Whether you try the ‘Signature Facial’ or the shorter, ‘State Street Pick-Me-Up,’ we recommend making an appointment to renew your skin on your next trip.
The Santa Barbara Spa. 3975 State Street. 805 364 2425.
Cielo Spa, in true Santa Barbara fashion, is cute, welcoming and small. Best known for their talented masseurs, this spot is where you head for a truly relaxing experience that will make your vacation sweeter. In addition to massages, you can also book other services including spray tanning, hair treatments and waxing.
Cielo Spa Boutique. 1725 State Street “C”. 805 687 8979.
Qui Si Bella boasts some of the most talented estheticians, skin-care professionals, and masseurs in town. With their experienced staff and comprehensive services, this spa offers treatments you can’t find anywhere else, including Ayurvedic massage and holistic facials. We recommend a Three-hour Body Samadhi Treatment for the ultimate indulgence that treats your entire body, mind, and spirit.
Qui Si Bella Luxury Eco-Wellness Spa. 3311 State Street. 805 682 0003.