Korea

115 E 57th St New York

Claire's Itchy Feet
Written By Claire's Itchy Feet

Hi! I'm Claire an avid traveler and Digital Nomad. At 34 I sold all my worldly possessions that wouldn’t fit into 3 boxes or in my backpack and hit the road.

I’m becoming increasingly obsessed with Korean culture. It may have started with a love of the food, but that quickly progressed on to their Spas culture after visiting SoJo Spa in New Jersey. If you haven’t been to a Korean Spa yet of had a Korean scrub, then take a watch of this video for an introduction.

SoJo is over in NJ but they run a free shuttle from Midtown to deliver you over there. You also get to enjoy some incredible views. Take a look at this video to see what it's all about! The entrance fee covers your transport and day using all of the spa facilities. If you want food, drinks, or treatments then you will need to pay extra for this. I highly recommend the body scrub.

If you don't want to do over the NJ then there are plenty of other options in Korean town.Two good options for Spas in Manhattan are Premier 57 and Juvenex Spa (it is 24 hour although not for the bashful as nudity is encouraged in the communal areas). This is one of the most lively districts in Manhatten and it is jam-packed with Spas, 24-hour restaurants, and karaoke bars.

Spend the day in the spa, eat Korean BBQ at Kang Ho Dong Baekjeong, go shopping, do some karaoke and then eat some more food at Miss Korea which is open 24 hours! If you still have the energy then why not rent a room at Gagopa Karaoke for $30 an hour. It is bring your own drink though so don’t forget the alcohol.

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