Knead to Relax? San Diego Spas are Here to Help

Voga Voyage at the Loews Coronado Bay Resort's Sea Spa

Spring is just around the corner, and what better way to celebrate than with a rejuvenating treatment at some of San Diego’s best spas! From a floating couple’s massage to a tranquility facial, you’ll find everything your mind, body and spirit need to get you ready for Spring.

Rock Spa at the Hard Rock Hotel San Diego

Spa like a Rock Star at the Rock Spa

Rock Spa

The full-service Rock Spa, at Hard Rock Hotel San Diego, gives you everything you need to recharge for the night ahead – or decompress after the one you’ve just had. Rock Spa current specials include the “Tension Tamer Massage” (50 min $95) designed to combat stress and fatigue with Swedish and Deep Tissue techniques combined with a special muscle and joint cream to eliminate tension and ease sore muscles. Need a little polish? Try the “Glycolic Resurfacing Treatment” (25 min $40). Skin is renewed and vibrant after this “no down time” glycolic peel.

Voga Voyage at the Loews Coronado Bay Resort's Sea Spa

Voga Voyage over the waters of San Diego Bay

Sea Spa

The Loews Coronado Bay Resort takes romance and relaxation to a whole new level with the floating couples massage. The Voga Voyage is enjoyed while cruising through the canals and waterways of the Coronado Cays in an authentic Venetian gondola equipped with two professional massage beds. Complimentary champagne and chocolate-covered strawberries are enjoyed after the relaxing 40-minute massage. The Voga Voyage starts at $400 per couple.

Kin Spa Massage at the Manchester Grand Hyatt

Relax with a Massage at Kin Spa

Kin Spa

Located inside the Manchester Grand Hyatt and overlooking the San Diego Bay is the Kin Spa. Unwind with a Swedish Massage (45 min), their most popular treatment, or try the Tranquility Facial (45 min). The facial includes a collection of seaweed and algae, rich in enzymes, essential minerals and vitamins followed by a warm, energizing gree tea and ginger mud mask. Each treatment is only $100 Monday-Thursday during the month of March, 2012.

Be ready to say aaahh…Tell us, what is your favorite spa in San Diego?


Rock out in San Diego at the Hard Rock Hotel

Pressure on. Friends from my considerably more “energetic” college years in NYC are on their way to San Diego for one night only and ready for a reunion of epic proportions. As master of ceremonies, I am charged with orchestrating the unforgettable affair.  So, undoubtedly, I booked us a Rock Star Suite at the Hard Rock Hotel San Diego in the notorious-for-its-nightlife Gaslamp Quarter of San Diego.

VIP treatment begins immediately at the Hard Rock. “Rock Royalty” checks in amidst drink service and plush couches in a private lounge while a VIP Manager takes care of every whim – whether that means dinner at Nobu, a guest list for the ultra-hip bars 207 and Float or an appointment at Rock Spa.

The Rock Star Suite has stunning, floor to ceiling windows, a fluid, open layout and tasteful, modern decor. Champagne room service and a stocked minibar makes leaving seem like a crime – but I can see San Diego’s best rooftop pool bar, Float, beckoning from my window. On this clear, autumn day we enjoy panoramic views down to Mexico and relax a bit before the night ahead of us, when we will be back to see Float in its evening wear, replete with fire pits, DJ and throngs of beautiful people. It is testament to the Hard Rock Hotel San Diego’s quality that Float translates so easily from sun-soaked luxury to star-studded playground.

When night falls, the Hard Rock buzzes with electricity and the hotel is our oyster. At the drop of a hat we move from our Rock Star Suite, to Float, to the glamorous-but-laid-back bar, 207. Each beguiles the senses with a unique combination of ease and excitement and ushers us through to the next morning with effortlessness.

And a good morning it is! Sunday brunch at the Hard Rock’s retro-chic diner, Maryjane’s, is the perfect place to recap the evening’s tomfoolery and refuel with breakfast burritos, eggs-your-way, STELLAR hash browns, sticky buns and a whole lot of coffee. Some advice? Make sure to request late check-out in advance. After last night’s frenetic fun, breakfast is a sacred thing that shouldn’t be rushed.

Are you ready to rock? Enter the “Rock Out in San Diego” Sweepstakes to win a one-night stay at the Hard Rock Hotel San Diego with VIP check-in, one “Sugar and Spice” spa treatment at the Rock Spa, VIP entry for two to 207 and Float nightclubs and breakfast for two at Maryjane’s.

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Very Fond of Legally Blonde

Last night I took my daughter Mia, who’s almost 9, to see “Legally Blonde: The Musical” at the San Diego Civic Theatre.  We painted our nails pink, got dressed up (as much as you have to in San Diego) and headed downtown.  Before the show we had dinner at one of our favorite family friendly restaurants downtown: Maryjane’s Coffee Shop inside the San Diego Hard Rock Hotel.  It has real comfort food, a great kids menu and happy hour specials if you come before 7:00 p.m.  My daughter chose the hamburger and a root beer float for desert.  Off the Happy Hour Menu, I chose the soft tacos.  They are a great deal – $3 for one taco – and so delicious.  I just had to order two: one chicken and one fish. Both were great and very filling.   The atmosphere is fun with a sort of 50’s retro diner feel and if the weather is nice, you can sit outside and people watch.  

After dinner, we headed up 5th Avenue to the Civic Theatre (3rd and B St.).  We got there in plenty of time to take it all in.  Our seats were really great and the cast was amazing!  It’s a fun show with a lot of energy.  There were several songs that were really catchy. My favorite was “Omigod You Guys” by Elle and company and I loved the UPS guy – he was great – he really had the audience going!  My daughter loved everything pink and of course, the dogs.  The show plays through April 4th. 

It was a great girl’s night out for us and we look forward to when 101 Dalmatians comes to town – with even more dogs!

– Post by Suzzanne Ravitz