No need to trek to Queens for the Korean baths or to Bay Ridge for the Turkish ones to get your soak on: Since 2012, Manhattanites have strolled to the luxurious Aire Ancient Baths in Tribeca. Head there to soak in temperate (97ºF), hot (102ºF) and cold (61ºF) pools, plus visit the steam room, hot tub and salt-heavy Flotarium—all for a reasonable $77 ($87 on weekends). Afterward, rest on heated marble in the relaxation room while you sip tea.
Life in the big city can really wear you out: the interminable daily subway commutes, the hustle at work (and at play), the sheer volume of people who seem determined to somehow make your day even more annoying. New Yorkers, perhaps more than anybody else, need a break every once in a while: a chance to relax, preferably with a massage, a refreshing facial or a manicure at one of these spas. And there’s no need to wait for Spa Week NYC—just pick an excellent day spa (many with affordable spa treatments) that offers just what you need when you want to get away from it all for a day or even just an afternoon.
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