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Valentine’s Day is fast-approaching and there is no better way to celebrate the romantic holiday than to shut off all the electronics and enjoy some R&R with your loved one. Adulting can be pretty rough business sometimes, especially out here in the Bay where people work their tails off, so it’s always good to remember to unwind and pamper yourself a little.
Spa day for adults is the equivalent to a kid being at Disneyland — yes, it’s that exciting and much when you reach a certain age. But this Valentine’s Day, don’t just make it about you, invite your loved one to join you on your relaxing adventure. The Peninsula offers some great spa options for couples and Valentine’s Day is the perfect time to plan a day at the spa. It’s a gift you’ll both enjoy and a great way to spend Valentine’s Day. Here are the best spas on the San Francisco Peninsula…
Palo Alto, CA
Best Overall Spa for Couples
If you’ve been saving up for a weekend getaway or short trip, you may want to just fork over the cash and spend your entire day here at Watercourse Way. This is one of the best places you can go to as a couple, period. Not only do they offer great couple services like massages and packages that include a steam, shower, exfoliating dry brush and side-by-side massage, but they also offer private tub rooms complete with hot and/or cold plunge pools among other things.This is a place every couple should come to unwind and enjoy.
Insider tip: Watercourse Way is offering a Champagne Chocolate special for the month of February. For more details on this incredible offer, check out their website.
South San Francisco, CA
Best Valentine’s Day Package
Whether you are looking to buy a spa package for your sweetheart or include yourself on the action, Luminous Day Spa has the perfect option for you. For all of February, they are offering a 45 minute relaxation massage, a 15 minute chocolate foot scrub and massage with moisturizing, and a 30 minute mini raspberry and white chocolate facial. You’re sure to impress your valentine with this sweet deal.
San Mateo, CA
Best Couples Massage
Kanna Spa in San Mateo offers two couples massage packages. The first, “Romance & Recuperate,” is a customized hot stone massage done by candlelight. Think that sounds good? It get’s better: two therapists will be working on you at the same time. That’s four hands expertly massaging away all your tension and stress! While the massage therapists work on you, your partner will be getting other treatments like a foot scrub or detoxifying body wrap and then you switch. The second couples package at this spa is “Decompress & Detoxify.” It’s very similar to the first package, but also includes a deep tissue detox back wrap, which sounds divine. Be ready to spend your whole afternoon here in bliss.
Redwood City, CA
Best Packages for Couples
Here at Spa Luxe, it doesn’t have to be Valentine’s Day to treat yourself and your significant other to some relaxing treatments, they offer them all-year-round. For example, the couples’ champagne rendezvous comes with a hydrotherapy bath ritual, essential massage, facial and champagne and truffles. You can even upgrade to have a deep tissue massage or create your own custom package. Spa Luxe is here to deliver and it simply has what every couple wants and needs including alcohol and chocolate.