Whether your de-stressing ritual involves locking up your smartphone and going full Crazy Shake at Black Tap or getting the full spa treatment, there’s nothing like a good dose of self-care to get you back on track. And you don’t need to travel to a faraway resort to find bliss; the best spas offer a getaway right here in the city.
From luxurious hotel spas to an actual Roman bathhouse, these wellness destinations are drawing travelers near and far. From anti-aging facials to hyperbaric oxygen sessions, New York’s spa scene offers something for everyone.
At this upscale spa, set in the historic Plaza Hotel, you can lock up your phone and enjoy everything from an anti-aging face-lift to a hot stone massage. The real draw is the expansive facilities, which include a pool, jacuzzi and sauna. You can even take a dip in the glass-enclosed lap pool and grab a snack from the spa’s lounge (although keep in mind these facilities are open to non-hotel guests, so they can get crowded).
This spa is “the kind of place that has so many amenities you might stay all day if you could,” says makeup artist Carl Ray. He loves their facials—including the teen facial for acne-prone young ones ($105) and a deep pore cleansing ($130). This is also a top spot for a relaxing body treatment, with a wide variety of options including salt scrubs, herbal wraps, and therapeutic massage. This spa’s eucalyptus footbath and aromatherapy steam room are especially noteworthy.