When you’re ready to melt away stress, renew tired skin or prep for a beach getaway or girls’ trip there are plenty of spas that can help. Some have the lux trappings of a five star hotel (The Peninsula New York) while others offer the secluded setting of an urban oasis for a genuinely relaxing experience. And for those that aren’t looking to book an overnight stay, many have day passes available that will leave you feeling refreshed.
The latest addition to the list is QC NY on Governors Island that has been taking NYC by storm since its opening earlier this year. This scenic spa lets you indulge in outdoor panoramic spa pools (they’re open year-round) that come with stunning city views as well as a full suite of wellness treatments. But that’s only the beginning — you can also explore multiple saunas, steam rooms, relaxation lounges, baths, Vichy showers and more.
This spa offers the best massages in NYC and a unique experience to take your wellness retreat to the next level. The spa has a worldly take on bathing culture including Finnish and Himalayan saunas, Turkish hammams and authentic banyas. Guests can enjoy the facilities with a simple massage, but if you want to add access to saunas and hydrotherapy pools it’s recommended to book a full day pass.
This spa is a favorite among locals for its affordable range of treatments and its expert team. The treatment menu here is extensive and includes everything from hot stone massages to signature facials. Located in the swanky Plaza Hotel, you can use your day pass to explore the hotel’s other attractions such as the famed Eloise store or Palm Court where they serve high tea daily.