My friend & housemate has a big birthday weekend planned (London, Thursday – Monday). There's an itinerary, filled with lots of amazing things (spa days, aquarium, shows, etc.), but in the event that some of these places aren't wheelchair accessible, we need some back up events planned. What are some great places to go/see/party in London that are definitely wheelchair accessible, relatively easy to get to, and would be able to host a party of 3-8 people at the last minute with minimal hassle all around? [more inside]
I just spent a day at the spa at the Grove Park Inn in Asheville, NC. Help me find similar spas... anywhere. [more inside]
Need Help planning a Berkeley CA/East Bay Staycation with my wife. [more inside]
Can anybody recommend a weight-loss focused spa/retreat in Ontario (preferably a few hours drive from Toronto)? [more inside]
What machines/types of aromatics do spas use to make the entire facility smell pleasant and relaxing? [more inside]
Suggestions for a really good day-spa somewhere south of Boston? I'm looking to book a day spa vacation for some folks who live in Weymouth and the Mid-Cape area, so ideally something midway between the two places.
I need to get out of Manhattan and spend a weekend in a quiet place specializing in relaxation, meditation and massage. I don't want to travel more than an hour. I have no car. Cost isn't an issue. I just need sanity & isolation. Where to go? [more inside]
Never fear: AskMeFi is here! Can anyone come to the rescue with referrals to kid-tolerant spas or very relaxing hotels/B&Bs within reasonable driving distance of the Bay Area? [more inside]
What are your favorite spas in downtown Philadelphia (preferably near Rittenhouse Square or within reasonable walking distance of Market St Station)? [more inside]
who gives the best massages at kabuki hot springs in san francisco? [more inside]
I want to treat myself to a relaxing weekend while my husband is away on an international trip. (Twist: a menage a trois....) [more inside]
Where can I get the Mrs. a great pedicure in Austin, TX? [more inside]
My friend and I want to take a weekend trip to Colorado to escape the heat (not our husbands--no seriously) and have a fun, relaxing girls' weekend. We think the mountains of Colorado might be nice, but neither of us has ever been there so we have no clue where to start. Any suggestions as to which town might be best? Great hotel recommendations? Help! [more inside]
I've never been to a day spa, want to treat myself, and don't know what to expect. [more inside]
I have to vote in the upcoming Belgian election. I was born in raised in the USA, but have been to Belgium many times, and speak Dutch fairly proficiently. I can't, however, really get a handle on the platforms of the various political parties - help me figure out what they stand for, or where I can find official statements in English. I'm leaning toward Groen or SPA at the moment, so information regarding them would be particularly appreciated.
I want to buy a gift certificate to a day spa for a twenty-something gay man with upscale conservative taste. I'm looking for a place that's sleek, sophisticated and oriented towards men, with good massage and other services, high standards for service and cleanliness, and ideally also offering lunch and cocktails. The kind of place where someone could lounge around all day drinking a mimosa and reading the paper, wearing slippers and a robe. It needs to be in San Francisco proper, not elsewhere in the Bay Area. [more inside]
Meeting up with a friend in Marseille and taking the car down to the Pyrenées for a few days of fun and relaxation (aka vacation). Have never been to Andorra before, nor this region. We're keen on both gastronomic (local food and wine) and bodily pleasures (spa's, massage), which are much needed since we're both in the software development line of work. Here's the hotel and surroundings (sport hotel village)
There's an "infra-red" area at the local Korean Spa/Bath House. What's up with that? [more inside]
I want to give my friend who's having a really hard time lately something to do to take care of herself on Valentine's Day in LA. [more inside]
Can anyone recommend a good day spa in/near San Diego? [more inside]
Reasonable priced spa getaway options in the Southwest (CO, AZ, NM, etc) for a girl's weekend getaway this spring? [more inside]
Gotta-Get-Away Filter: I'm trying to book a weekend away with my darling fiancée in late september or early october for our combination birthdays/two year anniversary. [more inside]
Help three old girlfriends find a weekend getaway in the Washington DC area. [more inside]
San Jose/Silicon valley recommendations for spas *or* veggie restaurants for getting a gift certificate. Please help me! [more inside]
Need recommendations for a great day spa in Boston. [more inside]
Is there some scientific or medical reason why a menstruating woman would be banned from a public/shared hot tub or pool? (I'm talking actual findings, not just general cultural ickiness.) [more inside]
Where in Northern or Central California is a good place to vacation in late April/Early May with swimming pools,
movie stars, hot springs, massage, day hikes and/or B&Bs with vacancies? [more inside]
Considering getting a spa for an Oregon beach house and have never owned one. We don't rent the house out and family is there about twice a month in summer/fall and perhaps less than once/month in the winter/spring. Interested in advice, considerations for such a set up particularly around necessity of hiring someone for maintenance and temperature/circulation settings while we are gone. BTW, freezing is not an issue, but it does stay pretty consistently cool (50s) most of the time.
My girlfriend and I are going to Puerto Plata (Dominican Republic) for a week, and she wants to book a day at a spa there. The spa wants payment up-front and via Paypal. Is this a scam? [more inside]
There is fine iron sediment in my well water. My hot tub has a water circulating system that cannot tolerate filter blockage. [more inside]
After a trip to Vegas, the desire to visit a spa like the ones there has come over me. The spa in Vegas was sweet. Pay for a day pass and get to use a Sauna, Whirlpool, Steam room, cold dip pool and more... Anyone know of one near Frederick, MD like this? Baltimore and DC would be options, but would prefer one closer.
LA Baths? I went to the Kabuki in San Francisco and loved it. Now I'd like to find something similar in Los Angeles. Japanese, Korean, Roman, Russian baths, whatever, with the following caveats: I'm a dude, and I'm not looking to have sex there. [more inside]
Can you recommend a health spa in the US for a one-week getaway, especially one you've been to personally? [more inside]
How can I ground a large roll of plastic wrap to prevent static electric shocks when unrolling it? [more inside]
I live in Jerusalem and am going to Tel Aviv for the weekend. I really don't know the area, and am looking for: 1) A good day spa in Tel Aviv Yafo. My solid foam mattress is slowly killing my back, and I am in dire need of a good, strong massage. 2) Discotheque recommendation 3) Other recommendation? Anything? Cool place to visit, shop, good restaurant, anything. I live so close there's a good chance I'll come back too, so it doesn't have to all fit into a weekend. Thanks
Can anyone recommend a good portable spa? Or have experience using a wood fired heater with a storage tank? [more inside]
Please suggest destinations for an off-the-beaten-path weekend honeymoon this June. Criteria: close enough to St. Louis to fit a trip into three or four days including travel time; $1,000 to $2,000 total; somewhere beautiful, ocean is best; romantic but not in your standard champagne-and-strawberries way. We love the outdoors, arts and culture, great food, the environment, and discovering unexpected treasures when traveling. [more inside]
Point me (rather, my sister) to the best day spas in Dubai [more inside]
Where should I take my partner for our anniversary in Ensenada, Baja California, Mexico? We're looking at the two-night packages at Las Rosas, but would like suggested alternatives, preferably smaller and more intimate. Also looking for good spa and massage recommendations. If San Felipe is waaay better, please let me know. I researched it online and it looks like a marina and golf courses for American weekenders, which is sort of what we want to avoid. Oh, we're also interested in a day hike, maybe inland in the mountains.
Massages and pimples. [more inside]
I'm looking for a nice, decently priced spa in Ashburn, Virginia... [more inside]
Recommendations for a good place to watch NBA playoff games in Las Vegas and good spa deals. Also, NYC playoff options... [more inside]
I need salon/spa recommendations in Savannah or Richmond Hill GA. Specifically, I'm looking for a place to get a brazilian wax and also looking for a new hair stylist. Bonus if I can find them in one location or close together. Super-bonus if there's a bit of interesting shopping near by.
Recommendation for a spa in Mission Hills, KS area? [more inside]
I need suggestions for a spa weekend for three or four women in June -- preferably less than a 3 hour drive from Washington, DC... [more inside]
What is your favorite spa in the Atlanta area and why? [more inside]
Howdy folks. I've got a friend in Tampa, FL, who is having a rough couple of weeks. She mentioned that she really needs a professional back massage. She's not the type of person to do something like that for herself, so I'd like to do it for her. I've never set foot in Tampa, so I have no idea where to begin, but I reckon one or two mefites might be from the area and have some experience with Tampa massage therapists. So this is what I need: recommendations for a good massage therapist/spa in or around Downtown Tampa (I can be more specific if necessary) that can take an order from me, preferably online, and get some form of gift certificate to my friend by mail. Thanks in advance.
Best inexpensive all-day spa treatment in or near either NY or DC? Needs to have facials, massage, body scrubs, etc. and a "couples" type of treatment where two can be treated side-by-side and not cost a small fortune. Thanks.
What's a good, affordable day spa in Orange County, CA (South County preferred) that sells gift certificates? Thanks!
I'm looking for a spa-type facial that is good for repeating every 4-6 weeks in Portland, OR for under 70usd... Any tips? [more inside]