If you’re a traveler or New Yorker looking to relax, you don’t have to look far to find the best spa in town. These spots are a melting pot of cultures and traditions, and they’re all designed to soothe and rejuvenate you from top to bottom.
For a true getaway, escape to Aire Ancient Baths, which offers Roman and Greek-inspired thermal bath experiences that will transport you to a faraway, restorative oasis. Aside from massages, guests can also choose from a range of body treatments and facials that blend the healing powers of mud, sea salt and essential oils.
This luxurious spa in the French Quarter is a favorite among locals who seek to rejuvenate with some serious luxury. With 20 treatment rooms, plus a boutique, this 25,000-square-foot space is the biggest in New Orleans and will have you feeling more than refreshed by the time you leave.
You’ll need a full day to enjoy all the amenities, but we can think of nothing better than kicking back in the lofty relaxation lounges, sipping champagne and lite bites before a dip in the eucalyptus-infused steam rooms and saunas. Or try the ‘Voodoo Ritual’, made using Louisiana incense and a proprietary mix of absinthe and bourbon in your body oil for something special you won’t soon forget.
When you’re in need of a break from the city’s bustle, head to Hideaway Spa and Lounge Wall Street to decompress before returning to work. Featuring calming music, flickering candles and private rooms, this FiDi spa is the ideal place to relax after long hours on the job or before a night out on the town. And if you want to make it extra special, book the Southern Ceremony routine: It’s a citrus-focused body scrub and facial that’s topped off with a full-body massage for truly complete relaxation.