Austin Staycations

Aug 24, 2019Loves

As Austin’s sweltering summer draws to a close we naturally yearn for relief from these triple-digit days. Here are some of Janet’s self-care staycations right here in Austin that will help you squeeze the last drops out of summer vacation.

Spa & Splash

If your mission is to dodge the heat by submerging in sparkling cool water, or wrap-up in a fluffy robe lounging between spa treatments, try Janet’s favorites:

Austin has some great choices–some of which require a little more advance planning and are a few miles down the road. For August in Austin, Janet’s looking for quick access from downtown and excellent spa services and definitely a great pool.

Fairmont Austin

Recently voted Best in ATX, the Fairmont Spa is a great choice for an urban splurge. The spa has an impressive array of services from fitness-to-facials. Depending on your desire to amp-up with a work-out or relax with a sophisticated array of wellness experiences, the spa is rich with options and an ambiance of luxury.

To enjoy the pool, you’ll either need to be a hotel guest or purchase a Resort Pass. It’s a great combination!

Spa by JW Marriott

Just a few steps down the block from Janet St. Paul Studio for Hair & Beauty, is the award-winning JW Marriott Austin. They have an excellent array of services (for both solo and couples). What’s especially great: If you book spa services, it includes pool access. Online booking is easy, too.


If getting away from the hubbub downtown is what you’re after, Miraval Austin has been creating quite a buzz lately. This highly-acclaimed new spa has arrived. It is featuring a Texas residents special and offers so much more than the usual menu. Experiences from hatchet throwing to horseback, aerial yoga and of course, an amazing array of spa treatments await! This luxurious splurge is the perfect special occasion destination.

For a Deeper Dive

If you’re looking for more than a weekend, visit some of Janet’s favorite A-team practitioners: John Dollar Acupuncture & Body Work and Juanita Watson – Radiance Health Center

If Only Your Tastebuds Need an Escape

Janet’s loving Comedor. This new-to-downtown restaurant has a super chic and sexy build-out. The signage is so subtle you may miss it–so, make a note of the address! Food is a 10. Service is a 10. So unique. Sit at the bar! A highlight of their modern mexican menu is bone marrow tacos. Must try!

Enjoy yourself, and remember, cooler weather is just around the corner!