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New York’s Best Hidden Public Pools

May 29 2023

Summer and swimming are a match made in heaven – and being in New York shouldn’t change that.

There are plenty of places to enjoy a dip in the city this summer. We’re not suggesting you jump into the Hudson (although you can), because New York is home to a surprising number of public swimming pools that offer an oasis on a hot summer’s day.

Many of Manhattan’s Parks are home to public pools anyone can use – however, like all the best things in the city, they can fill up pretty quickly.

If you’re searching for a quieter, more personal experience, you can find your own hidden oasis to escape to in the city (when you know where to look).

Man floats on his back in pool

Asser Levy Pool

Tucked away in the Kips Bay area, this hidden pool is the perfect place to relax after a hot day in the city. Surrounded by trees, this oasis is worlds away from the better-known pools in Manhattan. If you have kids in tow, the separate children’s pool is a favorite for young families, with ample seating for supervising parents and uninterested teenagers.

Sunset Park Pool

Looking for a pool with a view? Don’t miss the Sunset Park Pool in Brooklyn. Brooklyn is just minutes from Manhattan on public transport and well worth the trip – even if a pool isn’t on your list of things to do! Sunset Park is great for picnics, letting off steam, and of course, the incredible pool with panoramic views across the Manhattan skyline.

Empty pool with sunbeds behind

Tony Dapolito Pool

Greenwich Village is New York’s most stylish neighborhood, and even a passing visit will be enough to show you why. Playground of the rich and beautiful, Greenwich is home to a handful of different pools to enjoy – but Tony Dapolito’s comes out on top every single time. Tucked away from the busy streets, the hidden pool is the perfect escape, whether you’re with friends, family, or your partner.

If you’re thinking of visiting New York this summer, the Hotel Beacon has all you need for a stress-free city break – and is located just steps away from NYC’s most popular public swimming spots.