Inside a 1,000-square-foot beachfront studio, D'ames Day Spa's skilled aestheticians soothe clients with hot towels and warm, scented lotions during every beautifying service. Many of the treatments, such as facials and body wraps, use scent-packed, natural ingredients—including herbs, fruits, chocolate, and a distillation of childhood memories—to soften and nourish skin while enveloping the room in calming aromas. Luxe massages, ranging from soothing hot stone to pain-ousting deep tissue, ease taut muscles and diffuse oxygen throughout the body.
The Knights Inn San Ysidro is just a short drive from several Southern California attractions, including sandy beaches, factory-outlet shopping, and the San Diego Zoo. It’s also close to the Mexican border—Tijuana is about 3 miles to the south. The inn’s outdoor patio features a sparkling pool and patio furniture shaded by towering palms. Inside, guest rooms have all the basics, including large television sets, free WiFi, and vanity mirrors that can show you your future.
Students unleash their inner creativity during Wine and Palette's laid-back painting classes. The professional-artist instructors invent projects that reflect their individual style, from bold abstract patterns to misty, atmospheric landscapes. Though all members of a course work on the same basic image, students add individual flourishes to make the image their own. And, since each class meets at a local bar or restaurant, they can also choose to kick back with a drink or snack as they paint.