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Spa Resorts in the Southwest

The Southwest is host to some of the top spa resorts in the world. Many resorts also offer golf, swimming, horseback riding and children's programming. We have selected some of the top spas for your consideration.

Best Spas in Arizona
Arizona is a spa lover's paradise, with some of the best spas in the country. They're thick on the ground, especially around Scottsdale, Phoenix and Tucson.

Best Spas in Scottsdale, Arizona
If you're looking for a day spa in Scottsdale, Arizona, you're in luck. It's home to some of the best resort spas in the country. Some of these spas are open to the public on a day-use basis. Prices will be higher than a normal day spa, but you get access to the unusually fabulous facilities. Here's a list of list of the best day spas in Scottsdale, Arizona.

Best Spas in New Mexico
New Mexico has all makings of a great spa destination -- sunshine, natural beauty, spirituality and a deep sense of place. New Mexico spas tend to cluster around Santa Fe, the historic town that is the state's cultural center.

Santa Fe Spas and Spa Reviews
Find a Spa in Santa Fe. Santa Fe has long been known as a healing place for the mind and body. Whether enjoying a hotel spa, day spa, natural healing treatment, or simply soaking up a little down time, Santa Fe is a perfect backdrop for relaxation and rejuvenation.

Best Spas in Texas
Texas has been making a splash lately with great new hotel and resort spas.

Best Spas in Utah
Utah spas are a great choice is you love the great outdoors and hiking. Two of the country's best spa hiking programs are located in Utah.

The Ritz-Carlton, Dove Mountain - Tucson Luxury Resort
The Ritz-Carlton, Dove Mountain is located in Marana, Arizona just north of Tucson. The Ritz-Carlton features a destination spa, adventure programs, Jack Nicklaus Signature Golf, indoor and outdoor dining in a striking canyon setting.

Canyon Ranch Tucson - Review and Update
When you write about spas for a living, people always ask, "what's your favorite spa?" And I always answer,"Canyon Ranch".

Forced to Relax – Sunrise Springs Resort Spa, a Riparian Oasis in the Desert
Sunrise Springs Resort and Spa, just south of Santa Fe, New Mexico is situated on a spring-fed 70 acres. Ponds abound with water lilies, frogs, dragon flies and beautiful koi. The area is green with grasses, cottonwood trees and organic gardens.

Four Seasons Resort Scottsdale at Troon North
This luxury resort is set on 40 acres at the northern edge of Scottsdale, with stunning views of rugged desert terrain, mountain vistas, and city lights. Nearby Pinnacle Peak has straight up-and-down hiking trails that give a great workout.

Red Mountain Spa -- Ivins, Utah
If you love to hike and are inspired by Southwestern scenery, visit Red Mountain Spa, an adventure spa in Ivins, Utah. This is a place where you can try rock climbing, go kayaking or mountain bike through rugged terrain. It's also a beautifully designed resort, with unusually good spa cuisine and a wine list. Adventure, health and creature comforts! It's a great combination!

Spa Etiquette: Stripping and Tipping
First-time spa-goers have a lot of anxiety -- especially about getting undressed in front of a stranger. The staff is there to make you comfortable and guide you through the experience. And most people enjoy it so much they come back. But here are a few tips and ansewrs to questions about going to the spa.

Spa Review: Sedona Rouge Hotel & Spa
Spa lovers will find some wonderful therapists and spa treatments at Sedona Rouge Hotel & Spa, a surprisingly urbane property that combines both modern and Mediterranean influences.

Spa Review: The Phoenician
The Phoenician has one of the best locations in town, 250 acres tucked right against the base of Camelback Mountain, the well-loved landmark that straddles both Phoenix and Scottsdale -- perfect for hikers. Most of that acreage is taken up with 27 holes of golf, including a few holes on the mountain.

Spas -- Spa Review: Lake Austin Spa Resort
Set right on a lake near Austin, Lake Austin Spa Resort is a friendly, low-key destination spa with great food, terrific programming, and a lavish new spa. Traveling alone? It's an easy place to meet other people.

Spas -- Spa Review: The Crossings in Austin, Texas
The Crossings is the most gorgeous value-priced overnight spa in the country. An Austin “Dell-ionaire” built a $20 million retreat and wellness spa in Texas Hill Country that offers personal growth programs on everything from “zen investing” to “getting the love you want.”

Suddenly Slimmer Day Spa - Phoenix, AZ
Suddenly Slimmer Day Spa in Phoenix, Arizona, has made its name with body-slimming wraps that take six to thirty inches off your entire body -- at least temporarily

The Spa at Camelback Inn
Set on 125 acres of gently sloping land in toney Paradise Valley, Camelback Inn offers sweeping views of the famous landmark shared by both Scottsdale and Phoenix -%u2013 Camelback Mountain. It%u2019s called that because it looks exactly like a seated camel from certain angles.

The Spa at Camelback Inn, Phoenix, Arizona
Set on 125 acres of gently sloping land in toney Paradise Valley, Camelback Inn offers sweeping views of the famous landmark shared by both Scottsdale and Phoenix' Camelback Mountain. It's called that because it looks exactly like a seated camel from certain angles.

The Spa at Rancho de los Caballeros - Massage and Spa Treatments
In keeping with the spirit of the Old West, the folks at Rancho de Los Caballeros have taken a ranch house, completely remodeled it, and developed a menu of relaxing treatments, many of which include ingredients grown right on the ranch, to provide their discriminating guests with the spa experiences they have been asking for.

The Spa at Rancho de los Caballeros - Photo Gallery
In keeping with the spirit of the Old West, the folks at Rancho de Los Caballeros have taken a ranch house, completely remodeled it, and developed a menu of relaxing treatments, many of which include ingredients grown right on the ranch, to provide their discriminating guests with the spa experiences they have been asking for.

The Watermark Hotel & Spa, San Antonio, Texas
This is the best hotel in San Antonio. Urbane, sophisticated, and so romantic that Jennifer Lopez kissed on a bridge right outside in one of her movies. The hotel's style is masculine, but women will love hand-in-hand strolling along the historic River Walk, a shady canal lined with restaurants (and no cars!)

Westin Kierland Resort & Spa - Scottsdale, Arizona
In an urban setting just off Scottsdale Road, ten miles from historic downtown Scottsdale and 20 miles from Sky Harbor International Airport. Nice views of the McDowell Mountains

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