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Just Ask a Local: Las Vegas’ best spas offer relaxing retreats

In a city of excess like Las Vegas, it’s only natural you’re going to need a little rest and rejuvenation during your trip. That’s why one of the most common questions I get asked whenever people come to visit is “What’s your favorite spa?”

While there’s no shortage of relaxing retreats to choose from, Qua Baths & Spa inside Caesars Palace has long been my favorite place to unwind on the Strip.

Not only can guests spend an entire day enjoying the facilities, which include such luxurious amenities as private men’s and women’s Roman Baths — three mineral-enriched pools of varying temperatures — and 55-degree Arctic Ice Rooms with snowflakes cascading from the ceiling, but the extensive menu of treatments is truly top-notch.

In fact, Qua’s new Cleopatra Golden Goddess Facial is undoubtedly the most fabulous facial I’ve ever experienced. Using products from Natura Bisse, Knesko and Clarisonic, the anti-aging service includes a triple-exfoliating peel followed by a 24-karat nanogold collagen gel masque to repair, hydrate and soothe the skin. Guests are also treated to a 24-karat nanogold masque for their hands and a paraffin treatment for their feet during the 80-minute service that leaves guests feeling pampered from head to toe.

For couples looking to experience a spa day together, Spa Aquae at the JW Marriott Las Vegas Resort & Spa in Summerlin is another one of my favorites and well worth the trip off Strip. In addition to private men’s and women’s Ritual Rooms with their own warm float pools, waterfall showers, saunas, steam rooms and hot and cold plunges, there’s a lushly landscaped co-ed area couples can enjoy outdoors with a hydrotherapy circuit pool, hot tub, sauna and steam room. Guests can even order food and alcoholic beverages at the spa, making it the perfect place for a stress-free date.


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A rare Las Vegas local who spends most of her days and nights on the Strip, Heather Turk has written about Las Vegas for a variety of media outlets, including USA Today 10Best, CBS Las
Vegas and Allegiant’s Sunseeker magazine.

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