Top 9 Urban Glamping Destinations

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We’ve all heard of the new glamping trend that mixes luxury with camping, but have you heard of urban glamping? Urban glamping takes camping to a whole new level by putting the camping atmosphere to the city, where you’ll have access to world-class attractions at your fingertips but can camp under the stars at night. From Chicago to Australia, here are the best urban glamping destinations.

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The Gwen - Chicago, Illinois
The Gwen - Chicago, IL

The Gwen - Chicago, Illinois

Up your glamping game at The Gwen in Chicago, where you can sleep in a queen bed inside a 16-foot tent on the private terrace of the Gwen Lux Suite. Sitting on the 16th floor of the McGraw-Hill building, you can enjoy over 1,000 square feet of open-air space and soak up the picturesque Michigan Avenue views and iconic Chicago architecture. You’ll have access to a two-bedroom suite with its dining room and wet bar, then step outside to discover the s’mores turndown service and lavish furnishings.

Beverly Wilshire - Los Angeles, California
Beverly Wilshire - Los Angeles, California

Beverly Wilshire - Los Angeles, California

There’s a private entrance to the legendary Veranda Suite at Beverly Wilshire in Los Angeles, where you can discover the ultimate urban glamping experience. This studio-style space features classic European decor and one of the most impressive private terraces in Beverly Hills. Take advantage of the luxurious amenities that range from a Four Season’s customizable bed to a soaking tub and of course, the impressive views of the city’s glittering skyline that stretch from Rodeo Drive to the Hollywood Hills.

Notel Melbourne - Melbourne, Australia
Notel Melbourne

Notel Melbourne - Melbourne, Australia

Perched on a roof of a parking lot in Melbourne, Australia, Notel is urban glamping at its finest. Here you’ll find six chrome airstream trailers that are refitted as a designer urban accommodation. Each suite has its own deck that opens onto a communal area, where you can chill out with Wi-Fi and an iPad Pro loaded with Netflix and recommendations for the best places to eat, drink and play in the city. Rest easy in the 31-foot trailer with a queen-size bed with luxury linens, pillows and throws, then enjoy its complimentary toiletries, ensuite bathroom and heating and cooling system. Make sure to cheers with local craft beer and bubbles in the fully stocked fridge.

Collective Retreat’s Governors Island - Governors Island, New York
Collective Retreat’s Governors Island

Collective Retreat’s Governors Island - Governors Island, New York

If you want to experience New York like you have never seen it before, head to this unique glamping site. The Collective Retreat’s Governors Island site is just a quick ferry ride from downtown Manhattan but feels a world’s away with its picturesque surroundings and unobstructed views of the Statue of Liberty across the New York Harbor. Pick from the Summit Tent to the eclectic elegance of the Journey Tent to discover king-size beds, private decks, bed-side sockets, rain-style showers, complimentary daily breakfast and campfire s’mores kit and plush Turkish towels.

The Urban Yurt - Austin, Texas
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The Urban Yurt - Austin, Texas

The Urban Yurt - Austin, Texas

You’ll be located in the heart of the city when staying in The Urban Yurt, which boasts a communal fire pit, private outdoor shower and HD Projector for watching movies under the stars. The first and only yurt inside the city of Austin, this glamping property is perfect for experiencing the best of both worlds where you’re just a short distance from the city’s best restaurants, bars and attractions. At the Urban Yurt you’ll share the property with two other vintage campers and have access to Wi-Fi, a small kitchen and temperature controls.

Mendocino Grove - Mendocino, California
Classic tent at Mendocino Grove Tent Camp

Mendocino Grove - Mendocino, California

Just minutes from Mendocino, the comfy platform tents at Mendocino Grove are ideal for couples, friends and families. Tents are grouped into six neighborhoods with 8-10 tents per location and include comfy beds, warm down comforters, wool blankets, a fire pit and picnic table. In the common space there’s coffee, board games and hammocks, while its an easy walk to scenic walking trail and canoe rentals.

Castra by Colony - Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Castra by Colony

Castra by Colony - Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Castra offers a glamping experience in the city, set on a rooftop terrace in Kuala Lumpur’s Golden Triangle. Designed to make travelers rethink how they experience the outdoors, by booking with Castra you’ll have access to a Mediterranean-inspired luxury tent set in an expansive 4,000-square-foot garden lounge. A bonus? There’s also a barbecue deck, air conditioning, Bose outdoor speakers, a fully stocked mini-bar and an on-site shower with hot running water.

Rooftop Glamping Terrace in City Center - Barcelona, Spain
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Rooftop Glamping Terrace in City Center

Rooftop Glamping Terrace in City Center - Barcelona, Spain

Set in Barcelona’s city center, this Airbnb is a charming rooftop garden room with a terrace and stunning city views. Along with a private entrance and complimentary breakfast, the hosts also offer a bicycle free of charge. There’s a shower and sink on the terrace and private bathroom downstairs, while guests can choose to sleep on the 5th-floor terrace or 4th-floor bedroom. Relaxation comes easy with its comfy day bed and hammock.

Nearest Yurt in World Next to the Tube - London, England
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Nearest Yurt in World Next to the Tube

Nearest Yurt in World Next to the Tube - London, England

You might think London is the last place to go glamping, but this unique Airbnb is a unique country and capital-city break all in one. Overlooking the ancient woodland, the spacious yurt has a private garden entrance, solid wood floor and Persian rugs – all just a two-minute walk from the London Underground where you can access some of the city’s top attractions. On chilly nights, there’s a warm heater to ensure you can stay snug and warm.

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