“Indulging in a rejuvenating spa day often comes with the cliché that you must travel to far off locales like Bali or Thailand to find an award-winning spa. The reality? Tranquility seekers can find unforgettable luxury spa experiences close to home – whether they’re looking for a relaxing solo experience, intimate couples retreat or rounding up friends for a pampering weekend.

Los Angeles to San Diego: AquaVie Fitness + Wellness Club at Westgate Hotel

AquaVie Fitness + Wellness Club offers an urban oasis of serenity in downtown San Diego. Featuring a 15,000-square-foot panoramic lookout across the San Diego skyline, AquaVie’s 40,000 square feet of custom-designed workout spaces come complete with 200 cardio and weight machines. Spanning four levels, the luxury spa and fitness center feature relaxing steam rooms, dry saunas, a Junior Olympic-sized rooftop pool, an outdoor running track and more.

  • Drive time: 2 hours
  • Must-try treatment: The Ocean Dew Magnesium Muscle Recovery Body Wrap infuses magnesium into the skin that is vital to muscle function and energy generation, along with oceanic elements such as aloe vera and red marine algae for optimal recovery.”

Read the full Luxury Travel Magazine article here.