With the summer heating up, finding somewhere to cool off with the right vibe can be a daunting task. We had a blast scouting the best options to lounge water-side with a drink in hand so you can soak up the sunshine in style, without a hotel reservation getting in the way. Contact your LIV team if you see something that inspires you, or if you need help planning a trip to a beach, lake, or pool!
Located just a quick ferry ride from downtown Manhattan, QC NY Spa recently opened its doors on Governors Island. This destination day spa transports you into an enchanting oasis featuring over twenty wellness spa experiences and an outdoor pool. Before taking a dip in the pool, you can pamper yourself in one of their multiple steam rooms, saunas, relaxation areas, outdoor gardens, and water therapies – each individually designed to relax the body and the soul.
Spend your beach day at the Rockaway Hotel + Spa. Not only does this pool offer upbeat music and a vibrant social scene, it also features private cabanas that provide intimate seating options for guests. Lounge poolside while your designated server ensures that your stomach is full and your drinks are flowing all day long – plus send your kids to Rockaway Hotel + Spa’s first-ever kids day camp, Little Rocks! Little Rocks give the next generation a chance to express themselves with daily activities focused on arts, movement, and community (July 11- 15 | July 25-29 | August 8-12).
If you’re heading out east, Sound View Greenport is your next Long Island escape. Whether you prefer to tan in the sand or lay poolside under the sun, Sound View has it all. Make sure to book their exclusive “Settees” in collaboration with Iconic Modern, part of their first-ever hotel collaboration. The plush, summer chaises are positioned right along the shore, making it the perfect place to lounge all day.
In its 8th season, Manhattan Park’s Pool Club, located on Roosevelt Island, unveiled its 2022 art installation with a theme focusing on sustainability. Designed by Brooklyn artist, Hratch Arbach, the colorful artwork is named “A Letter From The Ocean” and spreads across the 8,000-square-foot pool deck, making it the most colorful summer scene.
If you are looking for an upbeat, Vegas-style pool day, The Summer Club is the place to be. Located in Long Island City on the 3rd Floor of the Ravel Hotel, this new rooftop pool club is hosting day parties and events all summer long. The Summer Club features stunning poolside cabanas, gorgeous views, live guest DJs, and elevated poolside dining options – including bottle service, lobster rolls, and even a Chef Omakase selection.
Located in Williamsburg and known to be the city’s largest, adults-only, outdoor pool, The McCarren Hotel + Pool is a boutique spot that lets you truly unwind from the city noise. Take advantage of the all-day pass amenities, rent a cabana, sip on craft cocktails and soak up the sun.
Beaches are closer to Manhattan than you think! The Beach at Dream Downtown houses a 5,000-square-foot pool deck with 800 sq ft of imported sand for you to sink your toes in. Complete with a glass-bottom looking into the hotel’s lobby, this heated pool and urban oasis is great for that ‘beach vibe’, without ever having to leave the city.
Soak up the Brooklyn sun at the longest outdoor hotel pool in the city. Floating above the green Vale Park level, the William Vale’s rooftop pool features private poolside cabanas and reclining daybeds. Connect with friends over Chef Andrew Carmellini’s crispy shrimp tacos or unwind with a book and an Aperol Spritz – it’s the best of summer either way.
A Montauk staple! Start your summer off right with The Beach Club at Gurney’s Montauk. Enjoy access to a private beach and exclusive performances as a part of their ‘Sounds by The Sea’ Series. Make sure to treat yourself to poolside classics such as the Lobster Roll or their OG American Burger.
A short drive from New York City leads you to a relaxing experience at the Sojo Spa Club, complete with outdoor heated pools and saunas. Access to a co-working space is available while you’re in between dips at the pool or cooling off from the sauna. As you’re surrounded by skyline views of NYC, you just can’t help but feel zen.
Kick-off pool season upon Brooklyn’s 5-Star luxurious Williamsburg Hotel Rooftop Pool. Relax in the outdoor heated pool and enjoy the poolside service with cocktails + bites from The Pool Bar. Before you leave, dine at The Williamsburg Restaurant and indulge in the dishes inspired by Brooklyn’s culture.
Whether you are looking to enjoy a solo day or gather with friends by their saltwater pool, Swim at The Saint Laurent invites you to dive into summer. Nothing can get in the way of your leisure at this paradise spot – complete with snacks and drinks by Heirloom included with their poolside service.
Home to the only outdoor pool in all of Times Square is the Margaritaville Resort. You may have to dodge some tourists on your way to this family-friendly spot, but it is worth it for the tropical drinks and bites that truly make you feel like you’re on vacation.
Everything here and more can be arranged by us, and you can send your pool or beach pass request through the LIV app, our web portal, or by emailing or calling us directly. We look forward to assisting you!