Best spa: NYC and surrounding areas
If you’re looking to escape the craziness of the city, there are many spas that offer a day of pampering, beauty services or massages that can help melt away stress. These spas vary from affordable, accessible facilities to high-end, luxury destinations.
New York’s most renowned luxury spas are located in some of the city’s most luxurious hotels and are a treat for every traveler, no matter your budget. Some offer a full day of relaxation or specialized packages for couples.
QCNY (Governor’s Island)
Located on Governor’s Island, this luxury spa is a wellness retreat with views of Manhattan. You’ll find saunas, steam rooms and relaxation lounges as well as Vichy showers and baths.
Despite being a small space, this spa strikes a perfect balance between traditional and modern. Their treatments center on an appreciation for nature, and their practitioners are experts in ancient and contemporary healing techniques.
Their signature treatment, the “Healing Ritual,” begins with a cleansing signature soak in an Ofuro tub, and then follows with a 90-minute massage to target muscle tension. They also have a fitness facility, indoor glass-enclosed pool, and sun terrace with sweeping views of the city skyline.
This clean, understated spa specializes in acupuncture and has expert practitioners that will alleviate any pain or stress in a light, efficient way. If you’re a New Yorker and have been wondering about acupuncture, ORA is a great place to start.