Stress is like lightning: it strikes without warning, leaves you feeling frazzled, and often results from incurring the wrath of Zeus. Find a break from tension storms with today's Groupon: for $179, you get a couple's spa package with an overnight stay for two (up to a $359 value), plus an appetizer (up to a $10 value) at Ayres Hotel & Spa Mission Viejo (up to a $369 total value).
While gazing out on the panoramic vista of the Saddleback Mountains, patrons of Ayres Hotel & Spa are pampered with modern suites, tasty apps, and skin-soothing massages. Upon entering a signature king suite, guests are greeted with sparkling wine, whose salutation is generally mute but always friendly. At the spa attached to the hotel, experienced massage maestros still couples' sore sides with side-by-side Swedish or deep-tissue massages. Following the 60 minutes of muscle pampering, patrons may catch rays in the outdoor courtyard or lounge in their private suite while nibbling on an array of appetizers, such as golden fried calamari, spicy buffalo wings, wedge salad, or crispy battered onion rings. Free high-speed Internet and complimentary breakfast prevent the need to pilfer passwords and thrust eggs and bagels into barren coat pockets.