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Definitely plan on arriving at The Spa at Bacara ahead of your scheduled appointment time so that you can take advantage of the spa’s many wet areas. As you enter the spa, immediately to your right, you’ll notice a gated swimming pool, which offers both a sunny spot for relaxing with a book as well as taking a quick dip before your Bacara Citrus Avocado Body Polish. And because children aren’t allowed in this pool, it’s as tranquil as can be (unlike, occasionally, the hotel’s main swimming pool). If you’re visiting Santa Barbara during the winter months, though, you’ll want to take advantage of the wet areas inside the male and female locker rooms. You’ll find a white tiled steam room, but we prefer heating up in the cozy sauna as well as taking a dip in the hot Jacuzzi. Once you’re all good and sweaty — or glowing, we should say — head to the frosted glass door showers where you can lather up with citrusy bath products and emerge clean, smooth and supple, ready to indulge in your treatments. Enjoying the wet areas at the Forbes Travel Guide Four-Star spa is just a prelude of the good things to come.