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There's no better way to take a break from the jet set life than to indulge in a few hours of pure bliss and relaxation at a spa. Picture a Roman-style, luxurious bath that makes you feel like royalty! If that sounds appealing, head straight to TriBeCa where Aire Ancient Baths is located. Offering such unique experiences, the kind that you wouldn't mind paying extra bucks for, this reclaimed textile-factory-turned-spa is a candlelit oasis with tranquil pools of different temperatures and marble steam rooms. The bathing ritual is followed by a deep-tissue massage, which is guaranteed to soothe those stressed out muscles and put a spring back in your step. In following with their Roman-style setup, they also offer the Red Wine Ritual, where you actually soak in a tub of red wine before getting a four-handed massage using wine essence oils.
Seeing New York City by air is a phenomenal experience, and Liberty offers you a great opportunity to do just that. The company features three different kinds of flights that are 15 to 25 minutes long and provide a glimpse of the Empire State Building or the Statue of Liberty or other points of interest. Call for prices.
Jazz clubs in New York City are always jumping, and for more than 30 years this popular haunt in Greenwich Village has done the same. The club regularly books top musicians and award winners such as Wynton Marsalis, Herbie Hancock, Dave Brubeck, Keith Jarrett, Tito Puente and Sergio Mendes. They provide great shows during brunch and the spot also supports young musicians who are still honing their chops. Check website as cover charge and minimums vary from day-to-day.
Established in 1886, exclusively as an event space, Webster Hall grew to become an entertainment space, and has become a classic New York dance party spot. The eclectic crowd includes people from all walks of life. Call ahead to find out what some of the best DJs in the world will be spinning on a particular night. There are also live musical performances featured, and some of the music industry's leading artists have performed here, some of them including Adele, Jay Z, Patti Smith, Rihanna, The Rolling Stones and Prince. So come away and party all night in the true New Yorker style.
A short ferry ride from Lower Manhattan takes visitors to the serene and verdant Governors Island, where the city seems as if it is a world away. The island showcases its picturesque self during summers; in fact, it only opened to the public after 200 years of restricted military usage. The island affords some incredible views of it surrounding waterscape, Red Hook, Brooklyn, the Verrazano Bridge and the Manhattan skyline. The island is also home to some stirring historical sites like Castle Williams, Liggett Hall and the Admiral House, which are an escape into the island's past. Having played an integral role in the American Revolution, this island is a coastal paradise par excellence.
Wood-bedecked interiors and soft lighting greet you to this gorgeously decorated space in Chelsea. It's hard not to marvel at the striking decor elements, from the mirror-facing faux candlelight sconces to the dungeonesque hanging lanterns. The intricate motif-wallpaper adds to the Victorian allure of the space. Scrumptious banquettes make up the seating on two levels, with an added terrace the overlooks the whole space. Talented mixologists concoct classics as well as modern cocktails with flair, while the kitchen team excels at executing the restrained menu offerings. Well-known DJs from the party circuit spin a myriad of tunes throughout the night. Renowned for hosting an A-list crowd, Avenue is a fantastic space to rub shoulders with the rich and famous.
Maybe the fact that it is housed in a refurbished chocolate factory is what inspired the popular chocolate massage. But whether or not that was the case, the fact remains that Body by Brooklyn offers some truly delectable treatments, guaranteed to rejuvenate even the most stressed-out of people. You can luxuriate in one of their ten rooms, enjoying various massages and body treatments. You can also enjoy the invigorating experience of lazing around in the Wet Lounge, with its Swedish and Russian saunas, Hammam, cold plunge pool and hot tub. If you want to do all this in the utmost privacy, you can opt for the VIP suite. Complete the day with a signature cocktail from the lounge.
Jazz Standard, the upscale and relaxing jazz club, has found success thanks to its good location and high quality entertainment. Playing host to performances by some of the biggest names in the Jazz world, this is one venue you simply can't miss. Sip on a fine drink and feast on a palatable meal while the great artists leave you amazed with their music. The typical cover charge at Jazz Standard is pricey but reasonable by Manhattan standards. The sound system is excellent, and there is seating for a total of 130 people.
The High Line is an urban oasis filled with beautifully manicured landscapes. It sits above the city on old train tracks that were installed as part of the West Side Improvement Project back in 1929. The line was primarily used to transport goods along the Lower West Side, but with the advent of vehicles in the 1950s and more accessible routes elsewhere, the last train eventually ran in 1980. Thereafter, the elevated tracks fell into disrepair, and the whole structure was nearly demolished. It was instead converted into an innovative public park, delighting locals and visitors alike. Today, the High Line is a cherished sanctuary away from the bustle of city life.
A relaxing haven in the heart of the city, Ohm Spa is an oasis of calm. Determined to provide every patron with personalized service, the spa offers you the services of only the best therapists in their chosen fields. Choose from among the many massages, which are undertaken only after a personal consultation to assess your exact needs. Move on to skin therapy, an array of facials designed to rejuvenate your skin, whether you want a speedy treatment or one to thoroughly cleanse your pores. Treat your body to a masque that will leave your skin feeling silky smooth, and wind up the day with one of many nail treatments. There are also many packages that combine all these treatments into one thoroughly refreshing experience.
This spacious, chic nightclub and bar caters to the stylish elite of New York, and the decor more than matches the crowd. Dance the night away under a sparkling chandelier, and go up the double staircase to explore the more intimate lounges. The energy levels are high, and the music flows generously, just like the drinks. Suave and inviting, this is one happening bar. Filled to the brim with models, dress to impress.
Visit Juvenex Spa for absolute relaxation after an exhausting week. This spa offers exclusive body therapies, massages, facials, pedicures and manicures. Taking inspiration from the Asian, European and American remedies, experts at Juvenex come up with the best treatments to make you feel refreshed. The signature Igloo Sauna therapy is recommended for women, and the spa offers special packages for couples. Juvenex is also conveniently open 24-hours a day, so you can come get pampered according to your schedule, not theirs. Please note, the spa is only open to couples in the evenings, while daytime is ladies only.