While the kids are eagerly looking forward to winter break and making their list for Santa Claus, Bay Area moms (and dads) are frantically running around and asking themselves: Who do I still need to buy gifts for? How am I ever going to fit 15 people in my house for Christmas Eve dinner? How have we not sent out our holiday cards yet? Well, we’re right there with ya mom and dad!

We’ll admit that there usually isn’t much to avoid the holiday madness, so why not take a breather and treat yourself to a special holiday spa treatment at the Claremont Spa in Berkeley. The Claremont was voted among the 10 best spas of its kind in the country and after one visit you’ll begin to understand why. Not only is the spa perfect for busy parents on the go (the friendly staff get you in and out on-time), but their special holiday spa treatments are the perfect way to escape the seasonal rush and indulge your senses this December. Choose from a mint chocolate dip pedicure, an apple spice facial, a vanilla sandalwood body polish, or opt for a traditional treatment from their extensive menu. The spa’s estheticians are experts and will do everything they can to make you feel comfortable, relaxed and informed about your treatment.

So go ahead, tell the babysitter you have a “dentist” appointment in the afternoon, head on over to the Claremont Spa and take an hour or two to yourself. We promise we won’t tell!

The Claremont Hotel & Spa