Top 5 NYC Locales Offering More than a Rooftop

Hotel Indigo Lower East Side rooftop pool

Hotel Indigo Lower East Side – rooftop pool

With the weather finally warming up, one thing comes to the minds of New Yorkers who are looking to enjoy the long-awaited sunshine: Rooftop season!

Yes, these five NYC locales boast gorgeous rooftops with unobstructed views and signature cocktails, but they also offer amenities for visitors looking to socialize without the crowds. From local graffiti tours to Japanese tea ceremonies, these hotels offer the best of both worlds.

  • Local Graffiti Tour: While known for its 360-degree unobstructed views of the NYC skyline from the 15th floor rooftop pool and bar, the Hotel Indigo Lower East Side features a rotating series of noteworthy sculptures and artworks throughout the hotel. Guests who are eager to explore like a local can meet with the on-site Graffiti Concierge to learn where to go to see iconic works of art and fresh additions to the ever-changing walls that serve as a canvas to artists.
  • Rare Book Collection: The Roof at Park South atop Park South Hotel is known for its sweeping views of the Chrysler Building and this season’s frozen cocktail, the Miami Vice. Visitors can go from the roof down to the library lounge on the first floor, relax in cozy chairs and browse through rare, limited edition books from legendary Manhattan bookstore, Kitchen Arts + Letters.
  • Japanese Tea Ceremonies: In addition to a beautiful private rooftop with views of the Empire State Building, The Kitano New York, the only Japanese-owned hotel in NYC, features Japanese Togen Tea Ceremonies led by a Grand Tea Master and a traditional light meal (tenshin) served at the hotel’s Japanese restaurant, Hakubai. The ceremonies take place in rooms outfitted with traditional Japanese décor in an authentic setting with tatami mats and shoji screens.
  • Cultural Events: Guests can enjoy more than just the panoramic city views at The William Vale, the latest destination in Williamsburg, Brooklyn, and check out the monthly cultural events that are offered. This month, the ongoing series with THINX and Rockstar Shaman continues in the Vale Ballroom for an evening of mediation, card reading and chakra healing.
  • Life-Size Games: Soak in the summer sunshine with unbeatable views of the Statue of Liberty, Brooklyn Bridge and One World Trade while cruising on the city’s favorite floating lounge – Spirit of New York. The expansive rooftop deck features games like life-size jenga, foosball, shuffleboard and live musical entertainment paired with freshly prepared seasonal cuisine and signature cocktails.
 

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