If you're in Midtown, seek out the beautiful art deco Beekman Tower and take the elevator to the 26th floor. Here you'll find Top of the Tower, where you can get cocktails and wine amid a sensational panorama of Manhattan. Not only do the tables—all placed against the windows—give you a front-row seat to the skyline, but also views of the East River and Roosevelt Island. And, of course, you enjoy it all with a very decent martini. It's worth treating yourself to.