For a spa experience with a spiritual bent – for example, getting your chakras balanced while surrounded by incense and sitar music – Allyu has got you covered. Guests here can reserve 30 minutes in a private infrared sauna, and then head to the relaxation tent to lounge on cushioned chairs surrounded by gossamer curtains. On a budget? Check out a free lunchtime meditation session, held on the second Wednesday of every month.
Allyu, 600 W. Chicago Avenue, Chicago, IL, USA, +1 312 755 1313
If your idea of relaxation is soaking in the bath, Kohler Spa in Burr Ridge – just 20 miles (32.1 kilometers) south of downtown Chicago – is a must. A trusted name in sleek home appliances, Kohler doesn’t disappoint. While this location is a bit smaller than their oft-lauded spa in Wisconsin (a two-hour drive north of the city), it still does the trick if you’re looking for luxury. Don’t miss the “Circle of Tranquility,” an area that includes a cool dip pool, steam room and sauna, and a massive whirlpool complete with a plunging eight-foot (2.4-meter) waterfall.
Kohler Waters Spa, 775 Village Center Drive, Burr Ridge, IL, USA, +1 630 323 7674