Urban Oasises in Austin

The hustle and bustle of the City can be energizing, but every now and then, exhausting. Sometimes a respite is needed to reenergize. A spa visit in the city can be just the fix to recharge the batteries.

Updated: September 23, 2010

Urban Spas

Mecca Gym & Spa

524 N Lamar Blvd, Austin, TX 78703

Perched above Austin's busiest corner on the third floor facing the landmark Whole Foods Market is one of my favorite escapes. Mecca provides the right amount of serenity to get you back in action. Take a deep breath of fresh air on their private outdoor balcony and watch the City action down below.

Milk + Honey Spa 2nd Street District

100a Guadalupe Street, Austin, TX 78701

Escape the honking horns and other street-side noise the moment the door shuts behind you as you are enveloped in organic goodness. Slip on a robe and slip away from your worries.

Viva Day Spa On Lamar

215 S Lamar Blvd, Austin, TX 78704

Just south of the River on the edge of downtown sits this urban haven where facials, body treatments and pedicures are heavenly.

Four Seasons-Austin

98 San Jacinto Blvd, Austin, TX 78701

The spa and relaxation lounge here are on the lake level beneath the bustling lobby overlooking manicured lawns and calming lake views. The best of nature is incorporated into the deluxe treatments here that will make you feel like you're a world away from the action that is just steps away.

Embellish Nails & Boutique

4615 N Lamar Blvd, Austin, TX 78751

Warm smiling faces greet you upon entering, you are swept off your feet, a glass of wine is placed in your hand, a warm neck wrap is draped across your shoulders and your worries are whisked away as you watch chick flicks, snack on M&Ms all the while your aching feet are massaged and polished back to pretty.