Spavia Day Spa

Facials, peels, body wraps, waxing, and packages that put them all into one day of pampering—Spavia has it all. Did we mention the men-specific offerings? Multiple locations.

The Ritz-Carlton Spa, Denver

Everyone deserves a spa day. Make that days, plural, thanks to the Ritz-Carlton’s new daily specials, such as Wine Down Wednesdays. The midweek deal gets you 20 percent off a manicure or pedicure (around $50 each for a 50-minute tune-up) and a complimentary glass of wine—plus the same high-end service we’ve come to expect from this urban oasis. If only all of life’s luxuries were so affordable.

SpaVital at Pura Vida

A roster of waxing services, nail care, 11 different massages, and more than a dozen skin-care options make SpaVital the perfect full-service spa.

Elixir Mind Body Massage

Yes, this place is located across the street from 5280's offices, but convenience isn't why we love it. Elixir goes beyond the quick tension-fix to total nirvana. It isn't a full-service spa, but let's be honest: Massage therapy is the focal point of any spa day anyway. Choose from 13 massages that can be combined with 11 enhancements, such as aromatherapy, a sugar scrub, lavender steam, and dry brushing, and mix and match from the menu for a different spa experience every time you go—which will be often.

Spa at St Julien

When we go spa-ing, we’re not looking for a soul makeover or a cleansing root extract drink. But we’re also not into that cool, so-stark-it’s-almost-medical vibe. The Spa at St Julien is a paradise somewhere in the middle. The spa concierge will greet you with a tour of the airy locker room, river-stone-tiled showers, sauna, steam room, pool, and fitness facilities; all are at your disposal when you book an appointment. After she brings you a pair of spa slippers, cozy into the terrycloth robe in your locker and relax in the lounge where your spa therapist will meet you.

The Spa at the Four Seasons Hotel Denver

This 10,000-square-foot mecca of pampering has 10 treatment rooms, a steam room, an indoor whirlpool, decked-out locker rooms, and experienced therapists. It’s gorgeous. But what really sets it apart from other four-star urban spas is this: Spa-goers who book a $110 treatment have full access to the hotel’s rooftop pool and bar, Level 3. In a town where pool access is limited, that’s the icing on the spa cake. Our advice: Take a day off this summer and book a 60-minute Swedish massage ($120) at 10 a.m.