Entertaining Family & Friends: Relaxing with Spas, Sips & Sports

It’s the time of year when the most treasured people arrive on your doorstep to spend quality time reconnecting and catching up. Joyous, to be sure, but filling every waking moment with something fun for your guests is … a challenge. May we help?

Chances are good that you’re not the only one who is stressed right now. Your guests want to help but don’t know how. They’re getting a little stir crazy and anxious. Send the ladies to the spa and the men to do … manly things. Problem solved!

This is the third of a three-part series of ideas to help you maintain your sanity while showing gracious hospitality and LOVE this holiday season.



Manicures, pedicures, facials, sauna sessions, and massages are all welcome in the midst of the holiday season. Relieve stress with the magic of the human touch.

Seasonal Spa Specials:

The Spa at The Omni Homestead – Cinnamon Cocoa Delight body treatment
The Spa at Wintergreen – Winter Fig Pedis and Manis
The Spa at Boar’s Head – Peppermint Mani $55 and Pedi $60
Spa Minérale at Lansdowne Resort – Sweet Spa Deal TBA
Salamander Spa – Winter Warming Seasonal Ritual

Salamander Spa

Salamander Spa. Photo by Justin Kriel.



Gents, swing a club, shoot a hopper of paintballs … there are plenty of ways to burn some adrenaline, chill out, and bond.

Consider These:

– Rent an ATV and burn up the Spearhead Trails
– Bang around at Thunderbolt Indoor Karting or American Indoor Karting
– Find your nearest shooting range and fire off a few rounds
– Strategize on the paintball field as you pick sides and pick off one another
– Hire a fishing guide and explore the local streams for cold biters
– Tee off at a Virginia golf course or work on your swing at a driving range

Pev's Paintball Park

Pev’s Paintball Park



Virginia craft beverage industries are BOOMING. There are now more than 260 wineries, more than 120 craft breweries, nearly 20 cideries, and almost as many distilleries, with more coming soon in each discipline. It’s tough to keep up, but you can start trying at any time.

A FEW Ideas:

23 Favorite Wine Tasting Rooms
Virginia Beer Trails & Tours
Virginia Distilleries for Spirited Travel
As American as Virginia Cider

Pale Fire Brewing Co.

Pale Fire Brewing Co.


What’s your favorite way to unwind with the ones you love? Leave a comment!

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Casey Higgins

We are FUN! We are RVA! We support local business and charities! Life is good!