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5 Great Getaways From Boston to Explore This Weekend

By Madison Duddy | March 19, 2021 | Culture

After a long, exhausting winter, it’s time to unwind and be pampered in Boston’s top hotels, with all the spa services and amenities one could desire.

Spa_BH-Treatment_Hallway-Barbara_Kraft_06-24-RGB.jpgA view of the spa at the Encore Boston Harbor Spa and Fitness Center.

The Spa at the Mandarin Oriental Boston
Visit Forbes’ only five-star spa in Massachusetts for a weekend of beauty treatments and relaxation. Their spa suites are the perfect space to enjoy your day privately. Try the hour and 20 minute millennial posture therapy if you’re experiencing back pain from being hunched over a computer all day for Zoom meetings and work. The treatment combines an upper body massage with deep tissue work, trigger point therapy, heat application and stretching. 776 Boylston St., 617.535.8888,

The Four Seasons Hotel Boston
Treat yourself with a weekend of bliss at The Four Seasons Hotel. Take a dip in their indoor heated pool that overlooks the public gardens, or break a sweat at their state-of-the-art fitness center. During the afternoon, indulge in the hotel’s traditional high tea. After a sip of champagne or tea and a bite of one of their delectable tea sandwiches and freshly baked seasonal scones, you’ll think you’re at The Wolseley in London. 200 Boylston St., 617.338.4400,

Boston Harbor Hotel
Take advantage of Boston Harbor Hotel’s luxury amenities, including the Rowes Wharf Health Club and the Rowes Wharf Bar. Make a reservation at their Health Club to try out a Peloton bike, or swim in the 60-foot lap pool. After freshening up in a stunning waterfront suite, grab bites and sips at the bar, which houses an extensive selection of scotches and savory plates from internationally-renowned chef Daniel Bruce. 70 Rowes Wharf, 617.439.7000,

Spa_Lobby.jpgThe lobby at the Mandarin Oriental hotel.

Corbu Spa & Salon at The Charles Hotel
Using all-organic offerings from local gardens and farmers markets in their treatments, this French-inspired spa and salon quickly earned a reputation as a natural-focused oasis in Harvard Square. The spa offers an array of facial and body treatments, including the CBD Massage, which uses CBD to reduce inflammation, soothe muscles and provide pain relief. Afterward, enjoy a manicure and pedicure at the salon for some extra pampering. 1 Bennett St., Cambridge, 617.864.1200,

Encore Boston Harbor Spa and Fitness Center
The whimsical spa at Encore offers tranquil treatment rooms and a wide selection of facials, massages and body treatments in a European-styled space. Open on Saturday and Sunday, the luxurious location boasts newly developed, exclusive treatments, such as the East West Fusion Massage that combines gliding and kneading with Thai deep tissue techniques to improve circulation and relieve body tension. Later, head to the fitness center, which houses cardio and strength training equipment from Woodway, Cybex, Life Fitness and Peloton. One Broadway, Everett, 857.770.7000,

Photography by: Photos: by Barbara Kraft; courtesy of the Mandarin Hotel