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Best North American Spas 2006

Travel + Leisure released results from its annual readers poll for their World's Best Awards 2006. Since I'm enamored with spas, massages, and the relaxation they offer, I tuned in to the best spas list. There are several awards, all rated by T + L readers, including best destination spas, best Europe spas, and so forth. While those are great for honeymoons and special travel occasions, here are the U.S. and Canada spas that might be a shorter plane ride or drive away and, therefore, a little easier on the budget:

1 Ritz-Carlton Orlando, Grande Lakes, Florida 93.36
2 Mandarin Oriental, Miami 90.46
3 Park Hyatt, Toronto 89.80
4 Four Seasons Resort, Jackson Hole, Wyoming 89.58
5 Ritz-Carlton, Bachelor Gulch, Beaver Creek, Colorado 89.58
6 Little Palm Island Resort & Spa, Little Torch Key, Florida 88.99
7 Pinehurst Resort, North Carolina 88.94
8 Hyatt Regency Tamaya Resort & Spa, Santa Ana Pueblo, New Mexico 88.79
9 Ritz-Carlton, Naples, Florida 88.72
10 St. Regis Resort, Monarch Beach, Dana Point, California 88.71
11 Sanctuary at Kiawah Island Golf Resort, South Carolina 88.69
12 Grove Park Inn Resort & Spa, Asheville, North Carolina 88.53
13 Enchantment Resort, Mii Amo, Sedona, Arizona 88.36
14 Four Seasons Hotel, Las Vegas 88.26
15 Auberge du Soleil, Spa du Soleil, Rutherford, California 88.10
16 The Greenbrier, White Sulphur Springs, West Virginia 88.04
17 St. Regis Resort, Aspen, Colorado 87.76
18 American Club, Kohler, Wisconsin 87.50
18 Four Seasons Hotel, Philadelphia 87.50
18 Houstonian Hotel, Club & Spa, Houston, Texas 87.50
18 Ojai Valley Inn & Spa, Ojai, California 87.50
22 The Peninsula, Chicago 87.28
23 Ponte Vedra Inn & Club, Florida 87.25
24 Four Seasons Resort Aviara, North San Diego 87.16
25 Wickaninnish Inn, Tofino, Vancouver Island 87.04

Spas are an ideal activity for girls getaways, even an option for a guys getaways, or a way to sneak away from a family reunions for solo time.

Source: Travel + Leisure