Best Spa

TIE: Viva Day Spa; Lake Austin Spa Resort

Is it really possible to pick just one favorite place to indulge and pamper? No, it isn't, that's why we've got a tie this year, with two spas that do their very best to remind you to take time out for yourself. Viva Day Spa, with two central locations, offers an impressive list of services and deals that can't be beat, delivered in an unpretentious setting – supremely accessible for folks on the go. Lake Austin Spa Resort, the internationally known lakeside haven, offers wellness retreats that wash away city stress, with amenities designed to remind you just how very special you are.

Viva Day Spa, 215 S. Lamar, 472-2256; 1811 W. 35th, 300-2256; Lake Austin Spa Resort, 1705 S. Quinlan Park, 372-7300

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