The Best Places To Blow Off Steam

The Best Places To Blow Off Steam

Do you need a holiday from the holidays? If you’re feeling stressed out and need a little “me” time, here are some great places where you can blow off some steam. By Carly Petrone.


Spa Castle Premiere 57

115 E. 57th St.
New York, NY


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Treat yourself to a day of pampering at the newly opened Spa Castle Premier 57. Dip into the hot tub, detox your body during one of their premier retreats, or exfoliate with a traditional Korea body scrub. Get some rest in the meditation room or the infrared lounge and don’t forget to stop by the Café Bistro for an acai bowl or chopped salad on your way out.


The Golf Club at Chelsea Piers

Pier 59
18th St. & Hudson River Park
New York, NY


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Take out your stress on the driving range at The Golf Club at Chelsea Piers. It’s open year round and it offers a scenic view of the Hudson River. Take advantage of the 200-yard fairway, Full Swing simulators, membership program, and full-service teaching academy. Be a part of the competitive Golf League or take a lesson from one of the PGA and LPGA certified instructors. Rent a set of clubs for just $12 or bring your own.



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Sign up for a spin class at Flywheel and start sweating to music during a 45 or 60-minute class. Experience the indoor cycling session that uses climbs, descents, and weighted bars to help you burn more than 500 calories per class. The stadium-style seating of the studio also allows each person to have a comfortable ride. It’s also perfect for the competitive rider –opt in to participate in their in-studio Torqboards – large screen displays that occasionally flash leaderboards that show how you’re performing. One ride costs $34 and multiple ride packages are also available.


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Aire Ancient Baths New York

88 Franklin St.
New York, NY


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Soak up some serious relaxation at Aire Ancient Baths New York, located in the heart of Tribeca. Enjoy thermal baths of different temperatures, the steam room, and the flotarium to start relieving tension from your body immediately. Add on a massage or try something a little different like the Red Wine Ritual, which includes a 30-minute soak and a four-handed massage with two therapists. You’ll walk out feeling refreshed and revived. Check website for rates and promotions.


Bohemian Hall

29-19 24th Ave.
Queens, NY


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Blow off some steam and grab a pint of beer at Bohemian Hall in Queens. Hit the beer garden and nosh on traditional Czech and Slovak cuisine like Utopenec (cold spicy marinated Knockwurst sausage) and Czech Potato Pancakes (served with sour cream and apple sauce). Get your tickets for their upcoming Winter Garden Ball happening on January 31st and enjoy live music, a buffet dinner, dancing, and an open bar. Check out this 104 year-old institution and relax with your favorite group of friends. Open at 5 p.m. on weeknights, 12 p.m. weekends.

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Carly Petrone is a freelance writer living in New York City.