U-T San Diego: Fall Spa Specials

Fall Spa Specials
By Michelle Guerin

September 21 2012 | U-T San Diego

Did you know that the vegetable most emblematic of fall is also one of the best kept secrets for skin care?

Pumpkin makes us think of harvest, of holidays, of family and friends gathered around the dinner table. But as it turns out, pumpkin should also make you think of healthy, radiant, summer-worthy skin throughout the dry, chilly autumn season. That’s right – pumpkin is no longer just for pie; order this decadent spice during your next trip to the spa.

But pumpkin isn’t the only scent stealing the show this season. San Diego spas are embracing all of the flavors of fall with new themed treatments. Our top picks include the Spiced Pumpkin Chai package at The Spa at Rancho Bernardo Inn, the Pumpkin Pie Pedicure at The Catamaran Spa, the Vanilla, Cardamom and Avocado Massage at The Spa at La Costa, and the Gentle Fig Facial at the freshly renovated Spa at Rancho Valencia.

Ease into autumn with fall specials at San Diego spas.

Spiced Pumpkin Chai at The Spa at Rancho Bernardo Inn

Rancho Bernardo Inn masters the art of made fresh daily seasonal spa packages. New for fall is Spiced Pumpkin Chai, a multilayered treatment that is sure to settle your soul before the big holiday rush. The package includes a chai body scrub, pumpkin body wrap with a cinnamon scalp treatment, and a vanilla massage, served with a chai tea latte in the spa gardens. 80 minutes, $175. More fall offerings include the Hint of Spice Facial and Spiced Cream Nail Package.