Tuesday, February 2, 2010
Cold Weather Option: NYC Indoor Pools
I've always known that the pool is the main attraction for any trip we go on. It can be a rinky-dink chlorine filled one with a chain link fence around it in the middle of Idaho, or a salt-water infinity pool in Mexico--it doesn't really matter--if there's a pool, it's a good time. While not a fan of an indoor pool because I can't stand the smell of chlorine, I can probably get past that for an afternoon of bliss (for Clara) this winter, especially if I am not going anywhere warm in the immediate future. The NY Times recently did a clever piece on indoor pools around New York. Most of them require an overnight, but the Grace Hotel doesn't. It's only $10 per day for the pool, and a two-drink minimum. Le Parker Meridien has a pool overlooking Central Park, and for $50 you get an all-day pass, and access to gym and classes (and you can see when there's a line at the Burger Joint or Norma's). Crowne Plaza Times Square has a 50 ft indoor pool, and a $25 per guest pass. The Millenium UN Plaza Hotel has an indoor tennis court, and a 44 foot indoor pool, and it's $35 per day.