New York City is always buzzing with things to do from Broadway shows to world-class dining, but sometimes it’s good to get away for a day of rest and relaxation. If making self-care a priority is one of your goals for the year, a trip to a spa could help you accomplish it. Luckily, the Big Apple is home to plenty of great ones that cater to every budget.
If you’re looking for a place with some high-end perks, look no further than the luxurious Spa de La Mer inside the Baccarat Hotel in Midtown Manhattan. The five different circuits here are designed to keep your mind and body in balance. Start with the beauty section which includes a selection of signature facials, then move on to their ‘Performance Healing’ circuit that offers acupuncture, massage options and their temperature therapy room featuring infrared saunas.
Joanna Vargas Day Spa, located across from one of NYC’s busiest libraries, is a hidden gem for all your skincare and wellness needs. This spa is owned by a celebrity facialist who has an eponymous line of products, and her facial and body treatments are sure to leave you feeling like a star. Keep it classic with a purifying facial or deep tissue massage, or choose hi-tech picks such as the ‘Emsculpt’ or ‘Power Nap’ session.
The opulent Aire Ancient Baths is another NYC staple. Located in a beautiful historic building, this calming escape includes multiple New York-themed saunas including a Fall in Central Park and Skyline sauna, along with several steam rooms and relaxation rooms. Their lengthy list of treatments means you’ll want to allot a full day to enjoy everything they have to offer.