Step inside the stone-floored Elegance Boutique Spa and you’ll feel as though you’re inside a vintage country cottage — very rare for Manhattan Beach. (Its slogan is, “A Spa with a Garden by the Sea.”) Sit by the fireplace, gaze up at the chandeliers, take a walk in the backyard garden, soak in the ocean breeze. Then the real treatment begins: settle in for a facial, massage or wax. It’s a getaway for celebrities and a welcome home for visiting out-of-towners.

3516 Highland Ave., Manhattan Beach