If you’ve had a busy week, there’s no better way to unwind than with a long spa day. We rounded up some of the best spots to do just that, from the perfect place for a day-of-rejuvenation, to an ultra-fancy spot for a full-on retreat.
This contemporary Korean-style bathhouse feels like you landed at one of those island destination spas. A day pass runs about $40, and once you’re in, you can spend as much time as you want lounging around the pool or enjoying the zen vibes. The indoor/outdoor space features everything from steam rooms to saunas, hot and cold plunge pools to a shallow water foot massage path. And then there’s the tubs—we particularly love the silk one that infuses hot spring microbubbles directly into the water to nourish and improve skin elasticity.
Located inside the Greenwich Hotel, this high-end spot is an escape from modernity and a return to ancient bathing traditions. They’ve got all the usual offerings (like facials and massages), but what really sets them apart is their bathhouse: try the ‘Hinoki Ritual’ which includes a Japanese soaking tub, a deep massage and an oxygen-boosting face treatment.
If you’re a local, you should definitely check out this low-key but oh-so-luxe spa. You’ll be hard-pressed to find a more serene spot in the city. The entire spa is built with natural light and has a ethereal aesthetic. Plus, there’s a gorgeous (and heated!) pool, relaxation lounges and a deluxe Vichy shower that is truly heavenly.