Get ready to practice your crane pose on your next vacation. Plenty of hotels are offering yoga classes these days (we shared some of our favorites previously), which means the bar for pleasing yoga-loving travelers has gotten even higher. Literally; hotels looking to top the competition have moved their yoga classes skyward. These five gorgeous hotels in cities across the U.S. offer rooftop yoga classes -- and often, impressive views to go along with them.
Z Hotel, New York City
The Z hotel is a hip boutique in the up-and-coming neighborhood of Long Island City, Queens, and its rooftop bar has jaw-dropping views of the New York City skyline. Yoga classes are offered on the roof during the summertime on Saturday mornings, and other rooftop fitness classes are held throughout the week (each class requires a small fee).
Palomar San Diego
The Palomar is one of San Diego's most luxurious hotels, and also one of its coolest, with a trendy rooftop bar, zen design, and a location just north of the lively Gaslamp Quarter, next to a major concert venue. Hour-long yoga classes are held on Thursday evenings by the rooftop pool while a DJ spins in the background.
London West Hollywood, Los Angeles
Just off Sunset Strip, the London West Hollywood offers 200 beautifully appointed, 750-square-foot rooms, a rooftop pool and fitness area with panoramic views, and a restaurant from star chef Gordon Ramsay. Free yoga classes are offered on the rooftop on weekend mornings.
The Hotel of South Beach, Miami
Centrally located in a historic Art Deco building, this is a darling little hotel by designer Todd Oldham and developer/hotelier Tony Goldman. Guests spend most of their time at the rooftop pool, where yoga classes are held on Saturday mornings.
The James New York, New York City
This 114-room Soho boutique, with a stunning rooftop bar and pool, great freebies (including free Wi-Fi and free nightly wine and cheese), restaurant by David Burke, and a hotel art curator, embodies the hip, creative neighborhood it inhabits. The hotel partnered with Serene City Yoga Retreat and offers rooftop yoga classes Wednesday and Saturday mornings.