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In the Moment: Delaware’s Best Places for Self-Care

In life’s rich journey, it’s important to embrace those moments of calm. Perhaps it’s time for a quiet morning alone, by the water, accompanied only by nature’s gentle song. Or maybe a leisurely bike ride through the shady streets of town, pausing now and then to reflect, and reframe your perspective.

It’s time to take a little time for yourself and give yourself the gift of rejuvenation.

In Delaware, the next moment of Zen is always in reach: Maybe it’s a deliciously relaxing day at the spa, or a yoga session at the beach. At cutting edge restaurants and roadside farm stands, a bounty of organic ingredients and body-healing meals tastefully beckon. So break away, take a moment for yourself, and just breathe. You deserve it.

A Day at the Spa

The Spa at Montchanin Village
The Spa at Montchanin Village

The scene is serene at Delaware’s top day spas, each with its own special charm, and each suited to a brief session or even a longer stay. Upstate, travelers wandering the rolling hills of Chateau Country near Wilmington head for the Inn at Montchanin Village, a mini-resort of sorts that offers everything from fine dining to cozy lodging to luxurious spa treatments. Close to the city but delightfully secluded, Montchanin’s historic buildings have been restored and richly appointed, making it an ideal weekend getaway as you explore nearby mansions and gardens.

Try the Inn’s Dinner, Bed & Breakfast Package, which includes breakfast and dinner at the highly regarded Krazy Kat’s restaurant. A fitness center stays open from morning until late at night, and Montchanin’s spa stays on the cutting edge of selfcare with healing massages, oxygen skin treatments, body wraps and natural facials.

Farther downstate, in Dover Downs Hotel & Casino, guests seeking a break from the gaming and slots action head for Toppers Spa and Salon, a South Seas-inspired retreat with an exotic air of seclusion. A menu of tempting “spa experiences” encourages indulgent moments, from a 110-minute massage and body treatment to the five-hour “Best Day Ever” session, a head-to-toe pampering that includes a massage, facial, mani-pedi, hair styling, makeup and even lunch.

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