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Gateway's Top 5 Ways to Soak Up the Sun

Aug 14, 2021

Now that we’ve officially entered the last full month of summer, it’s time to treasure the season’s remaining days of perfect, sun-filled weather! Gateway is the ideal place for maximizing your daily sunshine intake before summertime ends. Featuring exceptional outdoor amenities and surrounded by the natural beauty of Battery Park, there’s a seemingly endless number of ways to take in as much of summer’s sweet rays as possible. Want to know more? Read ahead for our top 5 ways to soak in the sun at Gateway! 

Swim in Sunshine

Gateway’s oversized outdoor pool is the ideal place to maximize summertime fun-in-the-sun! Relax in the sunshine while taking in impressive waterfront views of the Hudson and neighboring Jersey City. Our pool offers plenty of umbrellas and lounge chairs if you need a break from direct sun, too. And whenever it’s time to cool off, just take a dip in the pool’s cool and refreshing waters. For pool hours and more info, check here before your visit.


Sun-Soaked Roof Terrace

Gateway’s impressive roof terrace, the largest residential roof deck in lower Manhattan, is the ideal spot for grabbing some summertime sunshine. Bring some SPF and claim a spot in one of the many available lounge areas. Gateway’s beautifully landscaped roof terrace is also ideal for a weekend afternoon barbecue hang with friends or watching the sunset over the Hudson while sipping a refreshing beverage.


Fun-in-the-Sun for Kids

There are tons of ways kids can enjoy the sunshine at Gateway too! Spend an afternoon sliding, swinging, and climbing under the sun at one of the playgrounds along the waterfront esplanade. Bring lunch to enjoy on Gateway’s North Lawn. And don’t forget a ride on the Battery’s iconic SeaGlass Carousel.


Exercise with a View    

One of the best ways to soak in the sun at Gateway is while getting some invigorating outdoor exercise. Start the day off right with a morning dip in the pool or sun salutations on Gateway’s roof terrace. Challenge a friend or neighbor to a game of tennis along the Hudson waterfront. Or just enjoy the sunshine while taking a jog, stroll, or bike ride along the Battery Park City waterfront esplanade.

Unwind in the Sun

Looking for the perfect spot for enjoying downtime in the sun? Head to Gateway’s residents-only North Lawn for an afternoon of uninterrupted unwinding outdoors. Bring a blanket and enjoy a picnic with friends. Or check out Gateway’s own private park--the perfect place for relaxing with a good book while catching some weekend sun.


We want to see how you’re soaking in summer’s last rays! Be sure to tag us at #YourGateway to share how you’re maximizing your daily sunshine intake at Gateway.