What: No matter that downtown New York - technically - lacks a beach, those working in the district need only to head to Dream Downtown hotel to experience The Beach. Boasting a glass-bottom pool, a bar, a pool deck, a sand beach, two private cabanas and over 50 chaise longues - it's the perfect non-coastal sand spot. When racking up lengths in the pool gets tiresome, head for The Beach's on-site cafe which offers a seasonal food and cocktail menu.
Why: Nothing says summer like gallons of sand, and despite its landlocked location, The Beach is the fastest way a New Yorker can get to a beach on a summer Friday.
Where: 355 W 16th St, New York, NY 10011, Chelsea