While visiting NYC for the first time (or even if you’re a local) make sure to take a break from sightseeing and hit these best spas. From Japanese Shiatsu massages and innovative anti-aging facials at award-winning hotel spas to thermal bath experiences at a Roman bathhouse and a hyperbaric oxygen chamber at a new social wellness club, these spas offer an escape you won’t forget.
At this luxe French Quarter sanctuary, day visitors can linger in lofty relaxation lounges that offer champagne and lite bites as they soak up the soothing scent of the eucalyptus-infused steam rooms and sauna facilities. The spa also features a swanky bespoke boutique and a slew of treatments including the ‘Voodoo Ritual’ massage, which uses a mix of local incense and absinthe and bourbon body oils.
Located on Governors Island, this scenic spa is a quick ferry ride from Lower Manhattan. The outdoor panoramic spa pools are open year-round and offer spectacular views of the city skyline. The spa’s extensive menu of therapeutic treatments is highly tailored to guests, and includes an impressive selection of facials from ayurvedic skin care specialist Ling Chan.
With its fusion of Asian and European influences, this Queens location is one of the most unique spas in NYC. The massive facility is the largest in the area and offers a wide array of multi-treatments, including five different circuits: beauty, performance healing which includes acupuncture and massage options, temperature therapy that involves infrared saunas and cryotherapy, the inner body, which focuses on nutrition, and brain health, which incorporates superfoods, meditation and sleep.