9 Relaxing NJ Spas For When You Need A Daycation

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It’s true that being a mom can be rewarding, but it’s also hard work with zero vacation days. Taking a weekend off is tough, but what if you could escape for just the day and emerge by evening feeling as relaxed and refreshed as you would from a long trip? We’re here to tell you that you can, thanks to 9 New Jersey day spas that offer more than just your average massage table. These luxe locations — some with pools, gyms, unique treatment rooms, and cafes — make a few hours feel like an incredible getaway. So go ahead and book that sitter; it’s time to take yourself away to one of these 9 relaxing NJ spas for a little daycation. Feature Photo Credit: @sojospaclub

NJ Spas Perfect For A Daycation

NJ Spas like Island Spa and Sauna have everything you need for a daycation. Photo Credit: @islandspasauna

Island Spa and Sauna

From the moment you step inside, Island Spa and Sauna gives off welcoming and relaxing vibes in the 30,000-square-foot day spa, where you can revitalize and rejuvenate your mind, body, and soul. The spa offers foot and body massages, Korean body scrubs, facials, and unique dry saunas made from clay, rock salt, and charcoal. Sit at the on-site cafe and sample delicious Korean cuisine or stop at the juice bar. And a highlight is “Treasure Island”, a sauna engraved with semi-precious stones and crystals known for their healing power.
Island Spa and Sauna, 1769 Lincoln Highway, Edison, NJ 08817

Bangz Salon & Wellness Center 

That peaceful feeling washes over you as soon as you enter the former church location. Stained glass windows bring beautiful light into the space as you head upstairs to tranquil surroundings with soothing waterfall sounds. Choose to spend the day winding down with indulgent treatments like the 24K Gold Facial and Nourishing Body Polish, then head to the salon downstairs where you can get a blowout and makeup, perfect if you plan to extend your vacay day into the night.
Bangz Salon & Wellness Center, 23 S. Fullerton Ave., Montclair, NJ 07042

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Jump right into relaxation at NJ spas like Sojo Spa Club. Photo Credit: @sojospaclub

Sojo Spa Club 

This contemporary Korean-style bathhouse feels like you landed at one of those island destination spas. It’s open from 9 AM to 9:30 PM, and for a single fee, you can spend as long as you like soaking up the zen vibes. Relax on the rooftop garden with spectacular views of NYC, lounge around at the infinity pool, walk the shallow water foot massage path, or indulge in the outdoor baths, like the silk one, that infuses hot spring microbubbles directly into the water to nourish and improve skin elasticity. Oh, and don’t forget the treatments (available in the appointment-only spa), like the body scrub, acupressure, and heated salt stone massage.
Sojo Spa Club, 660 River Road, Edgewater, NJ 07020

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Relax at one of many NJ spas for a mini getaway. Photo Credit: istock/EXTREME-PHOTOGRAPHER

The Fountain Spa

The Fountain Spa has state-of-the-art facilities and top-notch treatments in sophisticated surroundings, with two locations in Bergen County. Book one of their day-long packages to be truly pampered, like A Day Mom Will Love, which includes a whirlpool bath, Eminence Organic Facial, Swedish massage, and pedicure. The Hackensack location is in The Shops at Riverside, making it convenient to add in some retail therapy.
The Fountain Spa Ramsey, 1100 State Rt 17, Ramsey, NJ 07446
The Fountain Spa Hackensack, Route 4 at Riverside, Hackensack, NJ 07601

Avanti Day Resort

Escape to the Far East when you enter this soothing spa and salon. While there are many medi-spa treatments like intense pulsed light facials and teeth whitening, their unique body treatments are the epitome of relaxation and daycations. The most indulgent? The Razul Signature Room is in a beautifully tiled chamber with a relaxing dome-shaped starry sky, a mud bath, soft rain falling from the ceiling, and a flotation ritual.
Avanti Day Resort, 345 U.S. 9, Manalapan Township, NJ 07726

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Set the mood for some lush NJ spa time. Photo Credit: @crystalspringsresort

Reflections Spa

Located in the Grand Cascade Lodge, this lavish spa is the ultimate indulgence. While its sister spa, Elements (also located on the Crystal Springs property), has beautiful amenities and surroundings, this one focuses on extravagance and luxury, offering complimentary pink champagne and chocolates, a foot soak, and use of the Biosphere indoor pool complex at the Lodge. The glamorous decor — complete with waterfalls and a quartz crystal-encrusted ceiling — sets the tone for opulent treatments like the Jet Peel Facial or the Deep Tissue Massage. 
Reflections Spa, 3 Wild Turkey Way, Hamburg, NJ 07419

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Soak in a private tub before your treatment at The Spa at Ocean Place. Photo Credit: @oceanplaceresortspa

The Spa at Ocean Place

When you enter this spa with floor-to-ceiling windows overlooking the beach and ocean, you might forget that you took a car here and not a plane. The newly renovated spa, decorated with soft, calming beige tones and natural stone, is the perfect place to relax and reboot for a few hours. They offer treatment rooms with private soaking tubs so you can relax before a decadent Caviar Facial Experience or the Vitality Swedish Massage.
Ocean Place Resort & Spa, Ocean Place Conference Center, 1 Ocean Blvd #1, Long Branch, NJ 07740

The Spa at Forrestal

Take a break in the 15,000-square-foot spa with fitness facilities, a whirlpool, a sauna, steam rooms, and an indoor pool. Set among a wooded retreat (there are also walking and biking trails should you want to get outdoors), you’ll feel relaxed as you settle into the secluded oasis. The serene treatments include a heated stone massage, a resurfacing facial, and a tension-relieving spa pedicure.
The Spa at Forrestal, 100 College Rd E, Princeton, NJ 08540

Ocean Casino Resort Exhale Spa + Bathhouse

Escape into a 40,000-square-foot spa that provides everything from therapeutic body and skin-care services to indulging mind and body experiences like the Hot Stone and Crystal Wand Facial or the Seaweed Ocean Wrap and Massage. Then, after your treatment, plunge into the jetted pool and jacuzzi or soak up the healing vibes in the Himalayan Salt grotto, where the bricks and floor are made from pure Himalayan salt blocks. 
Exhale Spa + Bathhouse, 500 Boardwalk, Atlantic City, NJ 08401

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About Author

Lisa Cohen Lee is a freelance writer, editor, and mom to a tween-age boy based in Summit, NJ. Her work has appeared in print and online, including Glamour, Self, Woman’s Day, O The Oprah Magazine, NY Post, NJ Monthly, Allure.com, Prevention.com, and Brit + Co, among others. A Garden State native, Lisa is always on the lookout for new local adventures and events to entertain her son and husband. Most days, you can find her chauffeuring her son around town and trolling the coolest coffee houses for #NJMOM fuel.

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