Best Spa Destinations in the U.S.
Last updated on 02/02/2024
Indulging in a rejuvenating spa experience is a delightful escape from the hustle and bustle of everyday life. With Valentine’s Day around the corner, why not indulge in a well-deserved relaxing weekend? Whether perched along the pristine shores of the Pacific, or tucked away in vibrant urban retreats, each location on our list is perfect for a long weekend.
Researchers at InsureMyTrip wanted to find the best spa locations for the perfect romantic weekend. In this guide, we embark on a journey to explore the best spa locations nationwide, where relaxation meets luxury and wellness takes center stage.
The Top Spa Destinations You Can't Miss in the U.S.
Our top 10 spas are spread across the U.S., with four destinations based in Florida, two in Hawaii, one in California, one in Colorado, one in Arizona and one in New Mexico. Whether you want to travel further and head somewhere like Hawaii, or stay closer to home, we have plenty of great options for you to choose from.
We’ve also broken down our top 10 destinations so you can pick the destination which suits your needs.
Our best destination for a spa weekend is Miami, with an overall score of 8.18/10. While this city has six luxury spas, it also has some of the most affordable hotels in our top 10 at $295 a night, on average. This gives visitors the option of a luxury experience on a budget.
The second-best location for a relaxing spa experience is Scottsdale, Arizona with an overall score of 7.94/10. While this city borders Phoenix, it still boasts some of the cleanest air in our top 10, with an AQI score of 25. Scottsdale also has some of the best-rated spas (4.72/5) and hotels (8.4/10).
Next on our list of best places for a spa weekend is Honolulu with an overall score of 7.92/10. This city is well-known for wellness and spa breaks, scoring highly in metrics related to this. There are five luxury spas with an average spa rating of 4.75/5. It is also one of the closest cities to an international airport, the Daniel K. Inouye International Airport being just six miles from the city center, reducing the stress of travel.
Our fourth best destination for a spa weekend is Vail, Colorado with an overall score of 7.52/10. Despite being one of the smallest areas on our list, this well-known ski resort has six luxury spas and an average hotel rating of 8.51/10.
Rounding out our top five best spa locations is Bonita Springs, Colorado, with an overall score of 7.46/10. This city has the best-rated spas in our top five (4.85/5). It also has the best-rated hotels at 8.54/10. Although, if it’s a luxury experience, you’re looking for, be aware that Bonita Springs only has one option.
The remainder of our top 10 best spa locations are Makawao, Hawaii (7.17), Fort Lauderdale (6.93), Santa Fe, NM (6.92), Key West (6.89), and Calistoga, CA (6.88).
Best Spa Locations in Florida
Florida was our top state for spas, with four destinations ranking in the top 10 on our data, these are Miami, Bonita Springs, Fort Lauderdale, and Key West.
Just missing the top 10 is Naples, at 11th, Naples has some of the best spas with an average rating of 4.84/5. Naples is also the most affordable Florida city on our list with a night costing $188 on average.
The remaining rankings of our Florida cities are Destin in 19th with 6.69 overall and Clearwater Beach in 20th with 6.63 overall. In 30th is Longboat Key with 6.28, in 34th is Tampa with 6.22 overall and in 40th is Boca Raton with 6.
Overall, there are many great locations across the U.S. for a spa weekend. Miami stands out as our top pick with a balance between luxury spas and budget-friendly accommodations, allowing visitors to experience opulence without breaking the bank. Scottsdale follows closely, boasting pristine air quality and top-rated spas and hotels. Honolulu captures the essence of wellness and spa breaks, conveniently located near an international airport for stress-free travel.
Whether you prefer the vibrant urban charm of Miami or the serene landscapes of Vail, these spa destinations promise a rejuvenating experience, perfect for celebrating love and relaxation, especially as Valentine’s Day approaches. Treat yourself or a loved one to the ultimate indulgence in one of these exceptional spa havens.
Each data point consists of the latest research available from reputable sources. All sources are destination-specific level data points. The data was standardized using minmax normalization. The minmax normalization value is multiplied by 10 to create a score (between 0-10). A score of 10 is always the best result, while a score of 0 is the worst.
InsureMyTrip isolated each data point in addition to giving an overall category score. This will give people an opportunity to target destinations for individual points (e.g. number of luxury spas, rating of hotels or distance from major airport). Alternatively, the “Overall” category score gives a general view of which destinations will allow you and your partner to create the perfect wellness trip.
Number of luxury spas
The number of luxury spas in each area according to TripAdvisor
Rating of spas
Average rating of spas out of five stars
Air quality index (AQI) score according to Air Now
Distance to airport
Distance to closest international airport in miles
Rating of hotels
Average rating of hotels in each area out of ten
Cost of an overnight stay
Average cost of an overnight stay during the weekend