Think about the sound of waves softly cresting onto the sand or a creek serenely babbling over along a wooded path. That sense of tranquility can be found at some of the state’s best hotels with spas. Spend a day, a weekend or a week at one of these rejuvenating locations, and you’re sure to know how invigorating the combination of luxury and relaxation feels.

Toppers Salon and Spa at Dover DownsBooking a stay at the Inn at Montchanin Village and Spa puts you in the 19th Century with 21st Century amenities. The homes that make up this one-of-a-kind lodging option used to be part of the nearby Winterthur estate. The indulgence extends beyond your room to the property’s spa. Choose from dozens of soothing possibilities, including eight kinds of massages, couples options and specific services “just for her” and “just for him.”

Many travelers come to Dover Downs Hotel and Casino for the excitement – of the casino, of Firefly Music Festival or of NASCAR. But one of the hotel’s best features isn’t about revving you up but calming you down. Toppers Salon and Spa channels the naturally restorative feeling of the Indonesian island of Bali. Various packages, from The Grand Escape to The Quiet Retreat, ensure there’s a blend of services just right for your getaway.

Staying at The Bellmoor Inn and Spa means you’re right in the heart of Rehoboth Beach while leaving you with just the level of seclusion you need to fully relax. The spa at TripAdvisor’s #1 hotel in Rehoboth offers multiple massage, body treatment, facial, nail and waxing options. Keep an eye out for special service options, because as the seasons rotate so do the spa’s possibilities.

Avenue Apothecary and SpaAvenue Inn and Spa is just a block from the beach and the boardwalk. There you’ll have the restful, centering experience at Avenue Apothecary and Spa at your fingertips. The spa has a number of packages, including variations on the couple’s massage that will make your time there a pleasure for both of you.

If you fancy staying right on the boardwalk, reserve a room at Bethany Beach Ocean Suites. Schedule the perfect wellness treatment at Oceanova, the hotel’s spa. Throughout the year you’ll find new specials, including chocolate covered cherry facials and chocolate champagne body wraps, both designed just for Valentine’s Day. For a few extra moments of peace, book a 15, 30, even 45 minutes in spa’s infrared sauna.