Your bridesmaids have done their duties to a T, throwing a gorgeous shower and sticking by your side even during your most bridezilla of moments. Now that the wedding countdown is coming to a close and you're making last-minute checklists in your sleep, take a break from all the big day buzz. Plan a super soothing spa getaway for you and the girls as a healthy precursor to the bachelorette party festivities. Here are five easy spa escapes around the country that will have you looking and feeling wedding-ready over the course of a weekend.
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Fairmont Scottsdale Princess
Gluten-free, vegan, low-cal. Staying in tune with your friends' diets can seem harder than keeping up with their relationship status of the moment. Luckily, the team at Well & Being Spa at the Fairmont Scottsdale Princess are prepped and ready to craft a weekend of healthy menus that cater to everyone in the party, meaning they can stick to their pre-wedding diet while still enjoying brunch faves like yogurt parfaits, kale Caesar salads and crab cakes (gluten-free with quinoa, of course). Turn the weekend into a "Spa'arty" by booking a package popular with bachelorettes that includes personalized group fitness classes, spa treatments and getaway goodie bags stuffed with beauty products.
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Travaasa Austin is a destination in itself. Pair a night of partying downtown in Austin with a weekend devoted to nature-driven activities at the resort tucked into the hills of the Balcones Canyonlands Preserve. The full-day spa escape here is nicknamed "I don't wanna go home" because it's just that good. Indulge in cocoon body treatments and massages that incorporate organic, bioenegertic products while taking in countryside views from the spa. Meet the girls later for a hot tub session, or dip in the saltwater infinity pool, before exploring the grounds by horseback along mountain trails.
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Canyon Ranch Lenox
Looking for a getaway that's within driving distance? Brides-to-be coming from New York or Boston can plan the ultimate spa retreat in the Berkshires at the Lenox, Massachusetts Canyon Ranch location. Call the century-old Bellefontaine mansion your home-away-from-home for the weekend where you and your BFFs can spend the day doing everything from stand-up paddle boarding and canoeing to hitting the high ropes course or heading out on a guided hike. Of course the draw here is the spa, and there's over 100 services ranging from modern Asian to ancient Ayurvedic and everything in between.
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Trump National Doral Miami
Close enough to South Beach but still secluded enough to feel like you've escaped to the countryside, Trump National Doral is one of Miami's hidden little gems when it comes to spa stays. The legendary Blue Monster golf course gets all the glory, but the hotel is also a spa haven thanks to a $250 million renovation that includes the brand-new Ivanka Trump-designed spa suites. Hold court with the ladies in these lavish digs with wrap-around balconies, Italian linens by Bellino, deep-soaking tubs and cascading chandeliers in the parlor room. When you're ready to hit the spa, it's just a quick walk next door to the 48,000-square-foot space with over 100 signature treatments that continue on the theme of luxury with diamond hydrating facials and custom massages of opulence that work with the finest of organic oils.(C)2011 iShoot
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California girls don't need to stray far from L.A. to find an oceanfront spa escape. Southern California resort spa Terranea sits above the Pacific Ocean with views over the Palos Verdes coastline. The 102-acre private peninsula is like your very own spa playground with everything you need for the ultimate girlfriend getaway - oceanview pool and bungalow included.
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