Whether you’re headed to New York City for the first time or have lived here for years, you’ll know that the hidden gems and those spots not overcrowded with tourists are truly what makes NYC so magical. But finding them, because it’s all part of the adventure, isn’t the simplest thing.
Sometimes it takes a few well-placed tips from locals to reveal to you really where you should visit while you’re spending time in the Big Apple.
So the next time you’re headed out to the five boroughs, make sure you pay a visit to these five must-go places that’ll give you the wellness break you need in the middle of the NYC madness:
1. Rosé Wine Mansion
Just a few blocks from Grand Central lies this perfect summer oasis that’ll give you the perfect excuse to sip on a glass or two of your favorite summer drink. Very appropriately dubbed the Rosé Wine Mansion, this multi-room experience will show you the history of the wine, give you a chance to sample rosé from all parts of the world, and will transport you to a brand new location with each new entrance.
Pro tip: buy tickets in advance you so you’re guaranteed the sips and gold chandelier swinging opportunities (yes, that’s real).
Learn more at Rosé Wine Mansion.
Hop on the subway or head on over the bridge for a trip to Brooklyn’s new holistic health and wellness sanctuary, HealHaus. The Clinton Hill neighborhood post includes yoga and meditation classes, a cafe to satisfy your cravings, and plenty of holistic healing opportunities to keep you well.
You can book private sessions for acupuncture, cupping therapy, intuitive readings (like astrology and tarot cards), medical energy and massage therapy, and can schedule a naturopathic consultation with an expert. Head over here to feel better than well.
Learn more at HealHaus.
3. Peloton Tread
You’ve likely heard of Peloton — the high-energy spin class that’s broadcast live to thousands of home riders each day — but did you know that the famed studio has released a brand new iteration? Welcome to Peloton Tread, the connected treadmill workout that’ll have you sweating (that’s no joke) whether you’re on vacation or not.
Whether you’re taking a bootcamp class (that includes floor strength training), a run class, or a walking class, you’re guaranteed to help increase your endurance and strength, alike.
Learn more at Peloton Tread.
4. Mama Medicine
Located in Manhattan’s Soho neighborhood, and headed by Deborah Hanekamp (a.k.a. Mama Medicine), this haven for spiritual healing and women empowerment is a must-visit.
Head here for medicine readings or a crystals session that’ll help to align your energy, and relax on the heated Biomats that’ll have you cozying up, relaxing, and giving you a much-needed break from the constant hustle and bustle of the city.
Learn more at Mama Medicine.
5. By Chloe
This buzzy spot in NYC is a vegan, plant-based and all natural food heaven. Known as the home of the famous vegan guacamole burger, by Chloe aims to provide food that fuels and energizes you without compromising the taste. Y’know that cliche that vegan food tastes like cardboard? Well, that’s far from true at this place.
See the by Chloe menus here.
Want to see more cities? See the best spots in Paris, London or San Francisco.