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Jet-Set In The City: NYC Spots That Feel Like A Vacation

Hot child stuck in the city?

Even if you don’t have any trips planned this summer, you can flit around to far-flung locales without even leaving the comfort of your borough. When you’re in New York City, you’ve got the whole world at your fingertips. And after all, who wants to deal with the TSA every time they want to get a tan?

From party-hardy island getaways to sun-soaked pool decks simply begging for a bikini selfie, there are plenty of spots worthy of making a splash right here in NYC. So go on and jet-set sans the passport. Simply get dressed in your vacation best and embrace the escapism—with a little help from Fleur, of course.

Ibiza: Somewhere Nowhere

For those looking for an all-day party that rages into the wee hours, Ibiza-style, Somewhere Nowhere is the spot to be. Perched on the 38th and 39th floors of a high-rise hotel, this dreamscape of a day-and-nightclub boasts the highest rooftop pool lounge in the city, so you can make a splash while taking in unparalleled views of the skyline. Slip on a teensy weensy little something to take the sun in poolside, then switch it up with some sparkle as you get lost beneath the floral canopies and neon lights of the dance floor below. With a revolving door of international DJs on the nightly and an immersive sound system that lets you escape into the music, this rooftop scene may as well be the party capital of the world.

112 W 25th St., New York

Positano: Coda Williamsburg

Chic stripe motifs of green and yellow will transport you to the sprawling beaches of the Amalfi Coast at Coda, the posh new pool club in Williamsburg that feels like a postcard from Positano. If you absolutely must skip the trip to Italy this season, living out your “la dolce vita” fantasies here is pretty much the next best thing. Snag yourself a daybed or tuck into a wicker cabana as you lounge around in your Italian siren best, like sizzling lace-up swimsuits that bring the heat, even when you’re cooling down in the pool. Keep the Aperol Spritzes coming to really embrace the escape. Arrivederci, baby.

160 N 12th St, Brooklyn

Malibu: The Pool at The Rockaway Hotel

Sun-soaked and strewn with white umbrellas, wooden cabanas, and rattan accents, the rooftop pool at the Rockaway Hotel is your answer to California-inspired serenity away from the bustle of the urban jungle. The luxurious hideout is the perfect place to bring out your inner Malibu Barbie in bright little numbers worthy of the West Coast tan you’re working on. While you snack on tuna poke and sip a frozen mojito (or three), bask in the subtle stream of upbeat tunes and the sound of waves coming from the beach just a block away. California dreamin’ is calling your name.

108-10 Rockaway Beach Dr., Queens

Tulum: Gitano Island

Cruise on over to Gitano Island, a little slice of Tulum that’s just a five-minute ferry ride away from Manhattan on yes, an actual New York island (Governors, to be exact). Overflowing with lush greenery and palm trees galore, the bohemian beach escape brings Mexican spice and everything nice to this secret corner of the city. Whether you get the party started early at boozy brunch, or arrive just as the sun goes down over the horizon, don’t be afraid to show a little skin in colorful, south-of-the-border looks. You can truly get away with it all among the wooden pergolas and open-air disco ball glittering over the sand. And if that isn’t enough to let loose, the mezcal margaritas on deck won’t hurt.

125 Carder Rd., Governors Island

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