Compared to other parts of the country, tanning salons in D.C. are expensive. On average, prices are around double what they are in other regions. Even buying a package doesn’t cheapen up getting that healthy summer glow. While it may only be a small difference in pricing from place to place, knowing who offers the best deals may save you a few dollars. Here’s the breakdown of five major tanning salons located strictly in D.C.
Hollywood Tans: There’s no need to make an appointment and there are plenty of beds, so waiting isn’t necessary. Rates run from $19.00 a month (for members) to $79.00 a month, depending on what level of performance that you choose. Located at 625 D Street NW. 202-393-8267
Body Rays: Packages run on a point system starting at 800 points for $44.99, up to 5000 points for $200. Or you can have unlimited tans in a regular bed for just $29.99 a month. There are no member fees, either. Located at 1635 R St.NW. 202-667-4525
Casa Del Sol Tanning: This place has three convenient locations around D.C: Cleveland Park, in upper Northwest D.C. on Wisconsin Avenue, and off of Grace Street in Georgetown. UV-free tanning is available at all stores and starts at two visits for $29. 202-364-0600
Relaxed Tan: The great thing about this salon is that new members can try any bed for just $2. It’s located in the center of the George Washington campus on 2112 F St. NW. Current specials start at $29.99 a week for unlimited tanning in the gold bed, and $34.99 in the silver. 202-785-0006
Solar Planet of Dupont Circle: Both Mystic Spray tan and tanning booths are offered at Solar Planet, located at four different locations throughout the city. This salon also works on a points-based system. Although rates very, a $10 coupon to go towards a package or tanning lotion is available on the company’s website site.