Summer’s here, and so is the heat! Here are some top tips to stay cool and refreshed in the neighborhood!

For the kids

Visit one of the city’s splash pads, including ones at Medal of Honor and Moakley Park – here’s a list of more splash pads in Boston! 

Take a Dip in a pool

Go for a swim in a pool!  The city has several public pools where you can swim and cool off!  Here’s the list here! 

Also, Lifted Pool at the Omni Seaport is now featuring Sunday Fundays on 6/23, 7/14, 8/11, 8/18. You can purchase your passes on resortpass, and tickets go live a week before each event!   Package 1: $65 entry ticket for 1 adult, and it includes access to heated rooftop pool, hot tub, other pool services, Omni’s spa amenities (@brevespaboston), and more.
Package 2: $125 entry ticket for 2 adults, and it includes access heated rooftop pool, hot tub, towel & pillow service, and more.

Hit the Beach

We have some of the cleanest urban beaches in the country right here in the neighborhood!  Make a plan to spend a day at the beach! Read our beach etiquette post!  Pack a picnic. The Dirty Italian offers boxed lunches with a half-a-cold sandwich, pasta salad, cookie, chips, and Pellegrino for $19.99.  Fresh offers several different types of beach boxes in different sizes, including canned alcohol options!  And don’t forget the OG Southie sandwich shop, American Provisions.

Head to the Movie Theater

Alamo Drafthouse is the perfect spot to beat the heat!  Air conditioning, craft cocktails, delicious food and a vast selection of movies to enjoy in luxury seating!

Cool off with an ice cold treat

Sullivan’s offers ice cream including the classic twisty cone!  Or maybe a classic raspberry lime rickey!

Cool and Free

The library is a fun, free spot to cool off and check out some of the newest books, magazines and movies.  They also offer free programming!  Get the details here! 

Hop on a Ferry

Take a ferry and enjoy the ocean breeze!  Summer ferry service is in full swing to the Boston Harbor Islands!  You can check out the details here.

Cool Cocktails + Frozen Drinks

Cool off with some delicious summer cocktails and frozen drinks in the neighborhood!  Check out our roundup here! 



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