Camping is supposed to involve tents, sleeping bags and lots of dirt, but not so at one Manhattan luxury hotel.
For the second year, AKA Central Park [(888) 381-4488] offers what it calls a "five-star camping experience" on the wraparound terrace of its 17th-floor penthouse suite at 42 W. 58th St.
This uber-urbanized campout comes with a queen-sized bed, vodka cocktails, gourmet s'mores at midnight, flashlight and camping lantern (how quaint!), a telescope for stargazing and a Nook e-reader loaded with campfire stories. The truly bored can click on a 42-inch plasma screen TV.
Last year there were three bookings for the outdoor penthouse experience at the higher price of $3,000 a night. This year's offer is good now through Labor Day.