A far cry from Uncle Harry’s rundown fishing shack by the lake, Lake Austin Spa Resort contains the No. 1 spa in the U.S, as rated by Conde Nast Traveler several years in a row, attracting hoards of pound-shedding, stress-unraveling visitors a year. At water’s edge, this destination getaway is a veritable compound for a meltdown, offering more than 100 treatments, ranging from hammer tapping to salty sea wraps. If you don’t want a treatment, keep in mind that sport opportunities abound, as do lazy hammocks.

1705 S. Quinlan Park Rd.
512-372-7300
www.lakeaustin.com