April 15 — a great day for Uncle Sam, a stressful one for the rest of us. It’s tax day and if calculating your deductions has been especially time consuming this year, we’ve gathered a triple play of IRS-inspired treats sure to lower your blood pressure.
Spa at Ponte Vedra
Not only is April 15 the tax deadline, it’s also the start of Spa Week. Coincidence? We think not. If you find yourself Jacksonville bound, shake off Internal Revenue-caused stress by visiting the Forbes Travel Guide Four-Star Spa at Ponte Vedra at Ponte Vedra Inn & Club for some serious rest and relaxation to recoup from the deluge of digits. A trio of 50-minute treatments — a Ponte Vedra Essential Facial with Foot Quench, an exfoliating sea salt scrub and a mani and pedi with hydrating hand and foot massage — all clock in at reasonable prices.
The Scott Resort & Spa
Carving out a desert oasis in downtown Scottsdale, this Kimpton hotel is fully embracing the tax deadline with its “Take the Pressure Off” package. If the filing season has been particularly stressful this year, this offer will prove priceless, seeing as how it includes deluxe accommodations, a credit to the hotel’s Jurlique Spa, a skin health analysis, massage oils for in-hotel or take-home use and mini chair massages in the lobby during the 5 p.m. to 6 p.m. wine hour. Plus, if you’ve already settled the score with the government, bring along proof of a 2013 tax filing for a free cocktail at the hotel’s Italian restaurant, Taggia, which will also be serving dishes featuring anti-anxiety herbs such as basil asparagus risotto and calming, herbal teas with lavender and licorice root.
You’ve crunched the numbers, dotted your I’s and have officially completed another year of taxes — what better time to enjoy a cocktail? Both the Houston and Dallas locations of Hotel ZaZa will be offering their numbers-crunched guests $1 tax-themed cocktails on April 15, if they opt for the hotel’s $1 room upgrade. Need a little more than just drink therapy? The upgrade also comes with a credit to the hotel’s ZaSpa so you’ll be able to massage, scrub and wrap your W2-induced stress away. And when it comes to deducting your dining worries, grab some Texas gulf shrimp ‘n grits on Monarch’s outdoor terrace in Houston or enjoy the jerked chicken breast under an array of dangling, shining lights at Dallas’ Dragonfly.
Photos Courtesy of VFM Leonardo Inc and Ponte Vedra Inn and Club