Whether you renew yourself by communing with nature or with the poshest new treatments, put your best, polished foot forward in 2017 with a trip to the spa. These five destinations scattered around the state are wonderful options for a quick getaway to refresh your outlook for the new year.
This boutique hotel near Kyle has some of the largest grounds in Texas, boasting 88 acres and sweeping Hill Country views. The Garden Spa, which was just recently went under renovation, features luxe products from Provence, France, and Austin apothecary Theis Raiford. Here, we suggest the Theis Raiford signature package, which includes a sea salt scrub, massage with whipped body butter, beeswax dip, and is finished off with a home-grown honey hair and face mask. 4444 W 150, Kyle, 512-268-1617
A serene oasis in the heart of San Antonio, Mokara Spa specializes in comfortable luxury. Though there’s a host of massage options (including Thai, Four Hands, and Arnica Restoration), it’s difficult to pass on the signature treatment: a 75-minute massage utilizing aromatherapy, hot and cold stones, and a variety of techniques. 212 W. Crockett St., San Antonio, 210-396-5800
Freshly off a multi-million dollar facelift (just in time for a little football event coming through town), this downtown Houston destination has everything you need to start the year off right. Try a Healing Journey treatment for balanced chakras and ultimate relaxation, or opt for the Southern Silk Warming Thermal Body Polish—it includes a full-body massage and Texas-themed scents—for incredibly soft skin. And for a little bit of paradise, opt for one of the poolside treatments, to boot. 1300 Lamar St., Houston, 713-650-1300
Leave the stress of the city behind as you descend into this subterranean hideaway in a neo-Gothic luxury hotel. Services make use of innovative techniques and treatments, like the Oxylight Facial with ultrasound and LED light therapy to boost collagen production. For those looking to continue the pampering after their spa treatment, the hotel is conveniently located near the flagship Neiman Marcus. 1611 Main St., Dallas, 214-261-4555
Can’t decide between luxury and the great outdoors? Experience both at Hyatt Regency Lost Pines, which is adjacent to the 1,100-acre McKinney Roughs Nature Park. After your hike, cool down with the Lost Pines Lavender Wrap, which soothes and quenches dry skin before you're treated to a relaxing massage. Bonus: As the spa is named after guitarist Django Reinhardt, you'll also be allowed to choose the music during treatment for maximum tranquility. 575 Hyatt Lost Pines Road, Lost Pines, 512-308-1234