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Roundup: Best day spas in the DMV

Sometimes you need to take a break from all the hustle and bustle of D.C. And I don't mean an hour break..I mean a full day of relaxation filled with facials, massages, and plain old "you time."

We have rounded up the best spas in the DMV, where you can spend a rejuvenating day off.


Salamander Resort & Spa (500 North Pendleton Street, Middleburg, Va)

Is there a better way to escape the city than with a trip out to Middleburg, Va? About an hour outside the city, Salamander Resort & Spa is the perfect place for a day of pampering. Treat yourself to a facial or massage and then spend sometime by the infinity-edge spa pool (Um. YES). And if you don't feel like driving home, no pressure! Book a room at the beautiful hotel overlooking the Blue Ridge Mountains.

Spa World (13830 Braddock Road, Centreville, Va)

Spa World is literally exactly what it sounds like...a giant spa world! Think bade pool, men's sauna, women's sauna, fitness center, seven poultice rooms, restaurant, juice bar, and so much more...all in one place. And its open 24/7!

Kimpton Lorien Hotel & Spa (1600 King Street, Alexandria, Va)

As Alexandria’s only hotel spa, this is a must stop shop for Northern Va. locals. Head to Lorien Spa to unwind, reboot, enjoy high-end paraben-free products, and get on your merry way OR if you have a bit more time to spare, feel free to take advantage of the on-site fitness center, lockers, eucalyptus steam rooms, and showers.


Haven on the Lake (10275 Little Patuxent Parkway, Columbia, Md)

Haven on the Lake is a 27,000 square-foot retreat that provides an opportunity to escape the stresses of daily life (or the stresses of DC) in a welcoming and relaxing atmosphere. Take a plunge into cold water or sweat the stress out with a dip in the steam bath.

The Woodhouse Day Spa (2 Paseo Drive, North Bethesda, Md)

The Woodhouse Day Spa is the ultimate full-service luxury day spa, with eighteen treatment stations including a soaking room, vichy shower and elaborate relaxation area. With over 70 different rejuvenating spa services, Woodhouse Day Spa is the place to be.

Relâche Spa (201 Waterfront Street, National Harbor, Md)

Take some time out of your busy day to enjoy total relaxation at the Relâche Spa. Located inside the Gaylord National Harbor Resort, the Relâche Spa is a great place to spend the day with girlfriends and then head out for a night at the National Harbor. Check out the packages for full night or day options.

Washington, D.C.

Four Seasons Washington D.C. (2800 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW)

Unwind in one of eight treatment rooms and enjoy an array of relaxing spa services. Recognized as one of the top 5 Spa and Wellness Centers in the capital by TripAdvisor, The Spa at Four Seasons will hook you up with a relaxing day. Spa guests receive three-hours of complimentary valet parking, which will allow plenty of time to enjoy all the amenities.

Mandarin Oriental Washington D.C. (1330 Maryland Avenue, SW)

Every spa guest who books a body treatment or facial is invited to relax in the spas glorious heat and water oasis, soothing muscles and loosening limbs to prepare the body for the deepest therapeutic experience...Where can I sign up??

Nusta Spa (1129 20th Street, NW)

As the first LEED certified spa in the world, Nusta offers a unique environment where nature and beauty come together. Nusta offers 5,000 square feet of pure relaxation, with a dedicated nail suite, two spa lounges and nine treatment rooms, where guests can enjoy advanced, natural therapies including facials, massage, body treatments and nail care.