Instead of heading to JFK to fly somewhere tropical over the next few months, bring your swimsuit to TWA Hotel’s rooftop infinity pool and lounge in water that's now cranked up to a toasty 95 degrees Fahrenheit. (Germaphobes: If the thought of a hotel hot tub freaks you out, heads up that TWA’s rooftop pool water completely purifies itself every 30 minutes, instead of once or twice a day. Phew.)
During the summer months, there are fees and food and beverage minimums for non-hotel guests to visit the pool and observation deck. But as of right now, there’s zero charge for visitors to swing by.
Even better than a free pool day, they've turned the poolside bar into a "Runway Chalet," a 1960s après ski-themed winter hideaway that’s both heated and tented. It's officially open for biz!
Inside, you can hang by a vintage fireplace while sipping on seasonal cocktails like an Idlewild Hot Toddy (spiced rum and hot apple cider garnished with a cinnamon stick) or a Weather Delay (vodka, hot chocolate and marshmallows.) To top off your visit, you can order up some fondue too.
The heated infinity edge pool and deck are open from 7am to 11pm every day (weather permitting) so consider heading here after an ice skating sesh at TWA on the tarmac below. The Runway Chalet at The Pool Bar is also open daily, from 11am to 11pm.