If you’re not fully ready to let go of the summer, a bar in New York City will let you drink outdoors on a rooftop garden and keep warm with a slightly wintry twist.
The well-known New York spot 230 Fifth has opened a series of igloos on the top of its roof, meaning visitors can enjoy a drink “outside” without freezing. The igloos can seat 11 people at once, but there are no reservations taken so it’s first-come, first-serve in order to get a cosy spot with 360-degree views of the city that never sleeps.
And if the idea of a wintry cocktail in an igloo sounds great but New York is too far away, rest assured that it’s not the only city where it can happen – a restaurant on the Thames introduced large pop-up igloos earlier this year, meaning guests can hang out in for a drink or a meal while checking out a view of Tower Bridge. The Coppa Club igloos are available for private hire or walk-ins, and are furnished and lit, with blankets and speakers to keep visitors warm and entertained.
For those who want more than just a quick drink in an igloo, there are also a number of glass igloos where travellers can spend the night. In Finland, a resort offers winter packages where visitors can sleep under the Northern Lights and go on a reindeer safari.
But if a trip to wintry Finland sounds far too cold, there are also transparent bubble domes in Northern Ireland, where travellers can feel as though they are sleeping in the forest.