Hotel on Rivington represented a major shift in the Lower East Side when it opened in 2005. Its glass façade, ultramodern design aesthetic and chic bars and restaurants draw the young, chic set. Shopping in the neighborhood, whether at a little designer boutique or a vintage shop, is trendy and fabulous. Make time to visit Viktor and Spoils, the in-house Mexican restaurant and tequila bar. In addition to its interesting mescal and tequilas list, the churros—fried dough served with three types of dips including chocolate—are delicious.