Recoup from the hustle and bustle of Christmas

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After entertaining the family over the holidays, you probably want some time to relax and recharge. In Marion County, massages, discovery and restaurants will restore your spirits in no time.


1. Tuscan Sun Spa

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Tuscan Sun Spa and Salon

Highly trained masseuses will make you feel restored and ready for the new year! Sink into relaxing body treatments, manicures (complete with Italian Mandarin Soaks and Aveda warming hand masks) and heated conditioning for your hands and feet!

As for massages, Tuscan Sun Spa has anything from deep tissue and Swedish to reflexology and hot stone.

2. Main Street Yoga
No membership needed! For just $12.50, you can get a single-day pass to classes like gentle, beginner, intro to vinyasa and power flow. It doesn’t matter if you are stiff as a board; Main Street Yoga instructors welcome everyone and “every body.”

3. Lion in the Sun
After the glow of Christmas, it’s hard to face those bleak winter months. But at Lion in the Sun, you can look like you’ve spent weeks in the tropics! Certified professionals can give you instant tans, teeth whitening and energizing health products— a perfect way to beat back Old Man Winter.

Best of all, Lion in the Sun uses non-toxic sugar treatments and sprays. Pura Sunless makes you golden in 4 minutes, too— no waiting or fretting about health risks.


1. Heston Farm
Heston farmThis causual attraction wears many hats: distillery, brewery, winery, eatery and music venue. Sample Heston Farm’s signature wines, ‘shines and spirits while swapping Christmas stories with your friends, or share a barrel wood cheese board at Foxfire Restaurant.

2. Joe N’ Throw
Curl up by yourself with just a cappuccino and novel for company. This relaxing joint earned WV Living’s vote as 2015’s best coffeehouse, so you can count on crafted espresso drinks and top-notch fare. And, Joe N’ Throw makes hanging out easy; loll around on comfy sofas, read stories in the book corner or buy unique local art in the pottery studio.

4. Our Studio
Learn a new hobby for 2017! Our Studio’s art classes range from drawing parties to crafts. Or, come on Trivia Night. These monthly hangouts bring out the works: zany prizes, artwork, snacks and plain ol’ socializing. Invite a friend and bring your own drink (or drinks!)

5. Tygart Valley Cinemas
Some of the most anticipated movies of the year come out during the holidays. Of course, most of us don’t have enough time before Christmas to watch any of them! So, now’s your chance to play catch up. Call your friends or bring a loved one with you to Tygart Valley Cinemas for a spontaneous day out.


1. Historic hikesWe-can-see-the-light-at-the-end-of-the-tunnel...the-weekend-is-almost-here-MeredithTunnel-RailTrail-
Explore the old train lines on the rail trails and through the 1,200-foot-long Meredith Tunnel. The scenery is jaw-dropping, too. Walk along 10 acres of waterfront or branch out to Cheat Lake, Deckers Creek and West Fork River.

2. Palatine Park
Lose yourself on a calming jaunt beside the Monongahela River. Or, if you want some company, bring Rover; FIDO’s Backyard is great for canine socializing.

3. Valley Falls State Park
Gushing waterfalls, enormous boulders and serene pools await you at this 1,145-acre wilderness. Wander across 18 miles of forested trails.

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