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leaf peeping season

Leaf Peeping Season at Crystal Springs Resort

From now through mid-October, the Northeast gets to experience the peak of leaf peeping season. During this time, all the Autumn colors start to appear throughout the foliage. What better way to watch the leaves change than booking a weekend getaway at Crystal Springs Resort?

Crystal Springs Resort is conveniently located in New Jersey’s Skylands Region. This is one of the absolute best leaf peeping destinations, an hour west of NYC and amidst 2,700 acres along the Appalachian Trail, with views of the Kittatinny Mountains. This is a great place to view, photograph, and just enjoy the scenery. 

Crystal Springs is made up of two hotels with amazing views of the fall foliage, six golf courses, two highly ranked spas, ten restaurants including 4-star Restaurant Latour, a working farm, and an award-winning Wine Cellar with the largest collection of fine wines in the Northeast. Visitors can explore the towns, go apple picking, go hiking, and even taste ciders and spirits at Black Dirt Distilling or Warwick Distillery. Skeet and trap shooting is also available at Clove Spring Range’s Clay and Oak Sporting Club nearby. 

Every year, the mountains are covered in beautiful fall colors, setting the perfect Autumn scene. Start the season off with a visit to Crystal Springs for a nice tranquil getaway! 

Hip New Jersey’s Best Spas for Valentine’s Day 2018

Valentine’s Day is right around the corner which means it’s time to make the date with your significant other. If you want to treat that special someone in your life, try one if the spas hand-picked by #HipNJ for a luxurious escape. The list below has a full range of unique spa experiences from weekend getaways to romantic couple’s massages and everything in between.

Crystal Springs Resort

You and your sweetheart can indulge in a wide array of spa treatments offered by Elements Spa and Salon at Crystal Springs Resort in Vernon Township. Their second spa, Reflections, is located in the Grand Cascades Lodge and is perfect for guests who love being pampered in extravagance. In addition to their world-class spas, Crystal Springs is a full vacation destination with numerous dining options, a wine cellar, a ski mountain and a biosphere pool!

DePasquale

In Morris Plains, DePasquale, The Spa is the go-to place for skin treatments, body scrubs and specialty massages. They use Clarins products for their facial treatments that help to relax facial features and redefine contours.

SoJo Spa Club

Sojo Spa Club offers an opportunity to escape the hassles of everyday life right in your own backyard. Located in Edgewater, the Korean-style spa is a full-day experience with a flat admission price that includes a variety of saunas, steam rooms, designated male and female bath houses, gourmet food, outdoor pools and a waterslide! As well as massages and skin treatments, guests can enjoy their roof-top infinity pool that overlooks the river and the Manhattan skyline.

Bangz Salon and Wellness Spa

Bangz Salon and Wellness Spa in Montclair is located inside of a historic church, repurposed for use as a luxury spa. The beautiful setting that includes restored stained-glass and original pews has been enhanced with radiant heat, floating bamboo floors, an air purification system, free wifi and top-of-the-line salon equipment. In addition to Valentine’s Day specials, Bangz is a full-scale hair salon. Treating yourself to a blowout can make anyone feel like a million bucks before a special V-Day date!

Kūr Wellness Studio

Kūr Wellness Studio in Asbury Park has you covered for all of your skincare and massage needs as well as yoga classes and personal training. Owner Troy transformed the space into a unique business that focuses on both the client’s relaxation and fitness needs. Most spa packages for massage and facials also include free yoga passes or even a full week of yoga! Also on staff is an Ayurvedic Healing Coach for holistic healing and illness prevention.