Health and Fitness

Spa Picks


Canyon Ranch
8600 East Rockcliff Road
Tucson, AZ 85750
If you are ready to take a journey and make positive changes in your health and lifestyle, make the ranch your first stop.

5000 E. Via Estancia Miraval

Tucson, AZ 85739
Take your girlfriends or go with couples for a first-rate spa getaway.


Big Sur & Carmel
Post Ranch
47900 Highway 1
Big Sur, CA
If you are craving tranquility in a luxury setting, nirvana awaits; Big Sur style.

415 Carmel Valley Road
Carmel Valley, CA 93924
888-648-9463, 831-658-3550
Have a glass of estate wine while watching the kids play bocce. Love the in- room amenities.

Carmel Valley Ranch
One Old Ranch Road
Carmel, CA 93923
Spacious and woodsy. Families and couples will enjoy the natural setting, great food and wine, and the s’mores around the fire at sunset.

La Jolla
Lodge at Torrey Pines
11480 North Torrey Pine Rd
La Jolla, CA 92037
Beautiful craftsman style lodge with excellent cuisine. Bring your clubs.

Napa Valley
6526 Yount Street
Yountville, CA 94599
For the eco-minded. Pure heaven and superior attention to detail and service. Special touches abound such as housemade ketchup and jams. Organic vegetables from Bardessono’s garden. Yum. Reservations.

Auberge du Soleil: Rutherford
180 Rutherford Hill Road
Rutherford, CA 94573
Looking for a romantic getaway with extraordinary cuisine? The bathtubs are glorious.

Calistoga Ranch
580 Lommel Road
Calistoga, CA 94515
Loved my private outdoor fireplace and lounge area to sip a cocktail. Spacious rooms and incredible food.

Solage: Calistoga
755 Silverado Trail
Calistoga, CA, 94515
Restaurant and bar change from mellow to hip at night. Gorgeous fitness facility and unique spa treatments.

Ojai Valley Inn and Spa
905 Country Club Road
Ojai, CA 93023
Masters of incorporating the flavors of Ojai in spa treatments, fare and amenities.

Santa Barbara
Four Seasons
1260 Channel Drive
Santa Barbara, CA 93108
Lunch in the atrium is divine. Try a couples massage in a fireplace suite.

San Francisco & Sausalito
Ritz Carlton, San Francisco
600 Stockton Street
San Francisco, CA 94108
Love the location and over-the-top customer service. Stay on the club floor. Cozy setting for gatherings and wonderful food presentations throughout the day. Christmas time is extra special.

Cavallo Point – The Lodge at the Golden Gate
601 Murray Circle
 Fort Baker
Sausalito, CA 94965
Sit outside with a drink on the comfy, sun drenched porch watching the boats sail by on the bay. Perfect. Spa is special. Love the historic nature of this property.

St. Helena Meadowood
900 Meadowood Lane
St. Helena, CA 94574
Great family spot with something for everyone. Swim, tennis, golf, spa, croquet, fine dining…what else do you need?


Devil’s Thumb Ranch
3530 County Road 83, POB 750
Tabernash, CO 80478
Looking to drop a few pounds the old fashioned way? Slap on your cross country skis or snowshoes and explore miles of breathtaking Colorado terrain. End the day with a toddy by an oversized stone fireplace. Spa services are divine in a converted barn and recovery yoga in the 360 degree view studio leaves you speechless.


Hotel Hana Maui
5031 Hana Hwy
Hana, Maui, HI
The only place in the islands to truly experience authentic, old Hawaii. Sloping vistas to lava draped beaches and acres of historic property to explore.

Grand Wailea
3850 Wailea Alanui Drive
Wailea, Maui, HI
Best spa on the islands, longest beach front and pools to delight infants, kids, teens and adults.

Ritz Carlton Kapalua
One Ritz-Carlton Drive
Kapalua, Maui, HI 96761
My teenagers favorite place in the islands to run wild. Great waves for boogie boarding. Golfers paradise.

Four Seasons Hualalai
72-100 Ka`upulehu Drive
Kailua-Kona (Big Island), HI 96740
Celebrity hangout. Love the quiet pool for adults. Top notch fitness and tennis facility. Breathtaking sunsets.

Four Seasons Manele Bay
One Manele Bay Road
Lana'i City, HI 96763
Go in the winter and watch pods of dolphins while enjoying your morning latte.

Chicago, Illinois

Peninsula Chicago
108 East Superior Street
Chicago, IL
Decadent tea service and spacious accommodations with dreamy beds. A great downtown location.

Four Seasons
120 East Delaware Place
Chicago, IL 60611
Hip hotel with exemplary service. Romantic bathtubs.


Red Mountain Spa
1275 E. Red Mountain Circle
Ivins, UT 84738
A good base for the National Parks. I loved Snow Canyon State Park which is right outside the backdoor.

Sandra Hahamian