It’s wicked hot and muggy, Boston. These temperatures don’t seem to be cooling down anytime soon, but you can chill out at one of these pools around Boston.
The Colonnade Hotel Rooftop Pool
This Back Bay pool is open to non-guests on weekdays + is only open to hotel guests, condo residents, and cabana renters on the weekends. Pro tip: Get there early — entrance is first come, first served. There are also morning yoga classes and occasional nighttime events.
This city pool in the North End is a perfect place to cool off with views of the Harbor. Swim sessions are 90-minutes long. If the pool reaches capacity, guests are asked to wait until the next session to take a lap.
Reilly Memorial Swimming Pool
This municipal pool can be found in the Coolidge Corner neighborhood + the amenities include lockers, showers, and restrooms. If the parking lot is full, you can find street parking along Beacon Street.
Veterans Memorial Swimming Pool
This Cambridge pool is located near the Charles River and a 15-acre public park featuring fitness and exercise equipment. The pool and spray deck are free and open to all.
Latta Brothers Memorial Swimming Pool and Spray Deck
This Somerville city pool offers a parking lot and playground. The spray deck opens at 8 a.m. and the pool opens at 11:15 a.m.
Honorable mention: You can’t go wrong with a quick splash in the Frog Pong Splash Pool.
Bonus: If you don’t know how to swim, sign up for the city’s new swim safe program, which offers free swim lessons this summer.