The Crossings (left) and Lake Austin Spa Resort   Bret Brookshire

Best Spa

TIE: Lake Austin Spa, the Crossings

The bonding opportunities of Lake Austin Spa's mother/daughter package and girlfriend getaways are a globe-trotter's destination on your doorstep – so much so, the American Cancer Society holds its Gathering of Wise Women there. In addition to international kudos from the likes of Condé Nast, Travel & Leisure, and Destinations magazines, the readers of this very paper have voted them tops yet again. The Crossings, too, has gathered international recognition from USA Today and AARP's magazine, among others. Our readers love that it is as much an educational experience as it is relaxing, with workshops and leadership retreats. Both luxurious locations feel remote but are convenient, and as far as amenities, both offer everything your little heart could desire.

Lake Austin Spa Resort
1705 S. Quinlan Park, 512/372-7300

The Crossings
13500 FM 2769, 512/258-7243

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