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The Sky Room: With the baggage charges, hair gel bans and flight attendant freak-outs, who even wants to bother with air travel these days? Do yourself a favor and skip the flight, and make your destination the 34th floor of the Fairfield Inn, also known as Sky Room—the highest rooftop bar in NYC. Not quite in the clouds, you can enjoy 360 degree views while your cocktails are delivered by servers in flight attendant frocks those Delta girls would go green for. You’ll feel as though you’ve at least traveled to the Cape when you lounge on all-white deck chairs surrounded by lush greenery. Forgo an $8 beer for a $15 specialty cocktail like the Dragon Flight (Bacardi Dragon Berry with muddled strawberries, mint and lime, topped with club soda), and take in the overhead view from your cabana or under the retractable roof. Just don’t plan on burning off those calories on deck—despite the booty-shaking Cuban beats, Sky Room is most assuredly a swank lounge, not a dance club. While your tab may rival the price of a cross-country ticket, with five distinct places to party in, this is one destination you won’t mind being delayed at.