Lounge above Back Bay at Boston’s rooftop pool

💧 RTP is the only rooftop pool in our city with public access — meaning it’s a hot spot for cooling down in the summer. Here’s what to know about lounging poolside at the Back Bay hotel.

Rooftop pool with chaise lounge seating and umbrellas

We wouldn’t mind relaxing by this pool right about now.

Photo provided by The Colonnade Hotel

It’s almost time to make a splash from 12 stories above Back Bay this summer — Boston’s only rooftop pool with public access opens for the season on Tuesday, May 30.

RTP at The Colonnade Hotel will be open to non-hotel guests starting at 10 a.m. on Mondays through Thursdays, plus Sundays after 2 p.m., for a $50 fee. Note: The pool is 21+ after 5 p.m.

Channel your inner Sharpay Evans on a chaise lounge or rent a private cabana to really feel “Fabulous.” Pro tip: Make use of the free sunscreen dispensers, courtesy of Impact Melanoma.

The poolside food menu features Caribbean chicken tenders, sesame tuna bao buns, and a true New England classic: lobster rolls. Guests can also sip drinks like the “Boston Hurricane” with rum and coconut or a frosty frosé.

RTP operates on a first come, first served basis. Read: You’ll want to arrive early to secure a spot.

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