Santa Barbara may be bursting with gotta-try activities, must-see sites, and taste-this wineries and restaurants, but to truly immerse yourself in the city’s distinctive smell-the-roses spirit, be sure to save some time to savor a relaxing treatment at one of our many spas. And just because we’re talking about downtime doesn’t mean you have to downshift the sense of exploration that’s the best part of any vacation; this is Santa Barbara after all! So expect your massage, facial, or body wrap to come with a health-forward twist or a slightly adventurous edge that reflects the ethos of The American Riviera®, always informed by the town’s signature understated sophistication.
For a double dose of healing and relaxation, visit a Himalayan Salt Cave, where you’ll experience the physiological benefits of halotherapy while your body and mind enjoy the calming bliss of a Swedish massage. Or have a truly otherworldly experience as you float in a soundproof and lightproof IsoPod, while the simulated weightlessness of your body and the perfectly maintained water temperature combine to create the feeling that you are suspended in air, guiding you into a dreamlike, endorphin-rich state.
If your taste runs more traditional, Santa Barbara has no shortage of options for everyday indulgences, like manicures and pedicures, facials, and massages. And here’s a hint: if you book a treatment at one of our luxury resorts, like the spectacular Bacara or Four Seasons Biltmore, you’ll be invited to spend the rest of the day enjoying the pool on their gorgeous grounds — and maybe spot a vacationing celeb while you’re at it.