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Destination spas offer luxury to the masses

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SAN DIEGO, CA June 13th, 2017 | The “golden doors” at the entrance to the Golden Door Spa in San Marcos, California. | (Eduardo Contreras / San Diego Union-Tribune) (Eduardo Contreras / San Diego Union-Tribune)
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SAN DIEGO, CA June 13th, 2017 | Central courtyard at the Golden Door Spa in San Marcos, California. | (Eduardo Contreras / San Diego Union-Tribune) (Eduardo Contreras / San Diego Union-Tribune)
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SAN DIEGO, CA June 13th, 2017 | Jewelry and clothes for sale in the store at the Golden Door Spa in San Marcos, California. | (Eduardo Contreras / San Diego Union-Tribune) (Eduardo Contreras / San Diego Union-Tribune)
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SAN DIEGO, CA June 13th, 2017 | Golden Door food products for sale in the store at the Golden Door Spa in San Marcos, California. | (Eduardo Contreras / San Diego Union-Tribune) (Eduardo Contreras / San Diego Union-Tribune)
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SAN DIEGO, CA June 13th, 2017 | Golden Door skin care products for sale in the store at the Golden Door Spa in San Marcos, California. | (Eduardo Contreras / San Diego Union-Tribune) (Eduardo Contreras / San Diego Union-Tribune)
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SAN DIEGO, CA June 13th, 2017 | The bell at the Golden Door Spa is rung 7 times at 6:15pm, calling guests to dinner. | (Eduardo Contreras / San Diego Union-Tribune) (Eduardo Contreras / San Diego Union-Tribune)
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SAN DIEGO, CA June 13th, 2017 | Growing 80% of the food they consume at the spa, this is large row of sweet peas in the garden at the Golden Door Spa in San Marcos, California. | (Eduardo Contreras / San Diego Union-Tribune) (Eduardo Contreras / San Diego Union-Tribune)
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SAN DIEGO, CA June 13th, 2017 | Flowers blooming in the garden at the Golden Door Spa in San Marcos, California. | (Eduardo Contreras / San Diego Union-Tribune) (Eduardo Contreras / San Diego Union-Tribune)
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SAN DIEGO, CA June 13th, 2017 | Signage for hiking trails on the 600 acres at the Golden Door Spa in San Marcos, California. | (Eduardo Contreras / San Diego Union-Tribune) (Eduardo Contreras / San Diego Union-Tribune)
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SAN DIEGO, CA June 13th, 2017 | A koi pond off of the guest rooms at the Golden Door Spa in San Marcos, California. | (Eduardo Contreras / San Diego Union-Tribune) (Eduardo Contreras / San Diego Union-Tribune)
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SAN DIEGO, CA June 13th, 2017 | The communal dinning area at the Golden Door Spa in San Marcos, California. | (Eduardo Contreras / San Diego Union-Tribune) (Eduardo Contreras / San Diego Union-Tribune)
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SAN DIEGO, CA June 13th, 2017 | A reception area at the Golden Door Spa in San Marcos, California. | (Eduardo Contreras / San Diego Union-Tribune) (Eduardo Contreras / San Diego Union-Tribune)
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SAN DIEGO, CA June 13th, 2017 | A view to a central court yard at the Golden Door Spa in San Marcos, California. | (Eduardo Contreras / San Diego Union-Tribune) (Eduardo Contreras / San Diego Union-Tribune)
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SAN DIEGO, CA June 13th, 2017 | These are the famous ginger cookies at the Golden Door Spa in San Marcos, California. | (Eduardo Contreras / San Diego Union-Tribune) (Eduardo Contreras / San Diego Union-Tribune)
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SAN DIEGO, CA June 13th, 2017 | This is an entrance walkway at Golden Door Spa in San Marcos, California. After entering the golden doors at the spa, guests take this peaceful walkway and are asked to take a deep breath and reflect. | (Eduardo Contreras / San Diego Union-Tribune) (Eduardo Contreras / San Diego Union-Tribune)
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