Self Care in #UptownSJ

February 16, 2023

In partnership with Uptown Saint John BIA

Traveling is a great way to escape and unwind, but with all the planning and preparations, it’s important to carve out some time for self-care during your getaway!

Whether your ideal “me-time” is getting pampered, staying active, or trying something new, there are endless self-care options waiting to be discovered in uptown Saint John.

Wishing you could find a way to hit pause on your vacation? Carve out some time in your busy itinerary to treat yourself to an afternoon of luxury at any of our spas or wellness services.


Beautify your mind, body, and spirit at Element5 Spa and Salon with a manicure or pedicure. Feel at ease with a massage at Refresh Wellness Studio. Indulge in perfectly created, customized lash extensions or lifts from Lashes and Lavender. Sit back and relax with a facial from Cedar Rose Beauty. Experience a custom spray tan at Luxury Tanning.

Wishing you could freshen up your look before a night on the town? Interested in exploring unique barbershops in the area? Try something new at one of our uptown stylists.


Visit Bayside Barbers for a haircut complete with music and local products catered for you. Take a trip to Quality Block Barbershop for a quality cut without question, right in the heart of uptown!  For a unique experience, head to Uptown’s Shamrock Barbershop, with classic barbershop services in an Irish themed setting. Or stop in at Vintage Barbers for a warm and inviting classic barbershop experience.

What better way to shake off some stress than by dancing it out! Whether you’re looking for professional lessons or prefer to groove your own way, there are options for you to explore uptown.


If you thrive with instruction and demonstrations, First City School of Dance is where you’ll want to go. Attend one of their dance workshops, or grab a group of friends and book a Saturday night of “Dance and the City”, complete with a dance lesson, shopping experience, and wine.


Looking to freestyle? Head to Crave Lounge, uptown’s newest dance club featuring music selections from all around the world. Or kick it back at Five and Dime with a variety of vinyl records and microbrews to choose from.

Want to live life on the wild side, or just looking for a special way to remember your visit to uptown? Visit one of the local tattoo shops for a fun memento! Head to Resilience Tattoo and Gallery to get your own art while browsing through the talents of other artists. Looking for an added adventure? Check out ELEVATE Studio for tattoos, as well as all your skateboarding, barbershop, and apparel needs.

While dining your way around town is one of the best parts of any vacation, sometimes a night in with a home-cooked meal is exactly what you need to relax and rewind. In uptown Saint John, you don’t have to travel too far to find the perfect markets and grocers for any meal preference.


Visit Freshville Supermarket for exciting ethnic flavors and unique finds. Or head to the Saint John City Market, where you can find vendors like H&S Meats for your meat and dairy desires, or North Market Seafood for an authentic taste of the East Coast!

A great option for self-care is getting active and being intentional with your movement. If you want to try something new, or just want to jump back in to a familiar activity, head to the Canada Games Aquatic Centre for various swim options.


Looking for a bit more of a leisurely activity? Explore one of the self-guided uptown Walking Tours instead! You’ll get to experience the magic of uptown, and learn something new along the way.