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These amazing Austin getaways rank among America's best resorts

These amazing Austin getaways rank among America's best resorts

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Travaasa and Lake Austin Spa Resort are no stranger to accolades. Photo courtesy of Travaasa Austin

Need to reset? Two of the country's most sought after resorts are in your backyard. Lake Austin Spa Resort and Travaasa were honored in USA Today's annual 10Best readers' choice awards in two categories.

Lake Austin is No. 4 among the best health and wellness resorts, while Travaasa ranks No. 6 on the list of best destination resorts. 10Best editors consulted a panel of luxury travel and spa experts to choose the nominees for both categories; winners were determined by readers' votes. 

Lake Austin is celebrated for "offering more than 100 treatments alongside luxurious accommodations, gourmet meals, a variety of fitness activities, and special programs." Guests receive three gourmet meals a day and can attend "a variety of fitness activities and daily events, from yoga and paddle boarding to culinary classes and life skills workshops."

Travaasa, says 10Best, "offers guests the chance to truly get away, relax, and enjoy the bounty of nature." Like Lake Austin, guests have myriad activities to choose from. "The resort offers a broad array of original, fun, and often zen-tastic activities, from healing spa treatments to fitness and wellness workshops, guided adventures, horseback riding, culinary classes, and Samba lessons." 

These Austin favorites aren't strangers to accolades. In 2015, Lake Austin Spa Resort and Travaasa landed on Condé Nast Traveler's elite list of world's best hotels. They were the only Texas destinations on the list.