One might think that in a bucolic beachside town like Fort Lauderdale, massage wouldn’t be necessary for achieving relaxation. And maybe it’s not. But then you think about all the kayaking, paragliding, and waterskiing that goes on in a warm-weather region and realize there’s probably a lot of achy muscles out there. Luckily, there are plenty of great resorts in Fort Lauderdale, which house luxurious spas such as Spa Q at the Hilton Fort Lauderdale Beach Resort. You might even consider making the hourlong drive to visit a spa in Miami—it’s home to the world-renowned Mandarin Oriental hotel and spa.

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