NYC Pools You Can Swim in Right This Second
And maybe sip a cocktail
This year, we’re changing that.
Here are seven pristine pools in NYC you can swim in right now. Dive in.
This brand-new pool on the roof of Hotel Indigo in the Lower East Side has, hands down, one of the most beautiful views in the city. Grab brunch inside, then sip a cucumber margarita by the water. On Monday through Thursday, it's $50 to swim all day.
180 Orchard St. (at Stanton St.); 212-237-1790 or mrpurplenyc.com
THE BEACH AT DREAM DOWNTOWN
It’s chic, it’s beautiful, and for $60 on weekdays, you could be swimming in it...if you can get past the bouncers at the door. The heated, glass-bottomed pool is only the beginning: There are also cabanas, cocktails and real sand.
355 W. 16th St. (at Ninth Ave.); 212-229-2559 or dreamhotels.com
MCCARREN HOTEL & POOL
Ditch the overly crowded McCarren Park Pool and get a $45 day pass to this delightful pool on the ground-floor terrace of the McCarren Hotel instead. Sip a Fresca de Sandia (watermelon and tequila slushy) and enjoy the absence of splashing kids.
160 N. 12th St. (at Berry St.), Brooklyn; 718-218-7500 or mccarrenhotel.com
LA PISCINE AT HOTEL AMERICANO
Whelp, you probably won’t be swimming laps in this teeny four-foot rooftop pool, but for the price of a $40 day pass, you can jump in and cool off, then lounge on a plush daybed in the sun.
518 W. 27th St. (at Tenth Ave.); 212-525-0000 or hotel-americano.com
EQUINOX PRINTING HOUSE
OK, hanging out in the pool for the day is fine, but what if you want to spend every damn day of the week there? Get a $185 monthly pass to the sprawling rooftop pool at this West Village Equinox location and you’re set for all of June.
421 Hudson St. (at Clarkson St.); 212-243-7600 or equinox.com
THE JAMES NEW YORK
Your Saturday afternoons just got way more fun. Starting at 3 p.m. on weekends, this South Village rooftop pool hosts parties open to the public. It’s small, but have you seen the view?
27 Grand St. (at Sixth Ave.); 212-465-2000 or jameshotels.com
LE PARKER MERIDIEN
This pool is inside a sunroom, so you’re not actually in the elements--but it’s huge, clean and empty on weekdays, so who cares? For a $150 day pass, you can treat yourself to the most luxurious pool party ever. Oh, and you can order room service.
119 W. 56th St. (at Sixth Ave.); 212-245-5000 or parkermeridien.com