It's safe to say we've reached the point where it's too hot to do anything besides lie down in front of our window unit A/Cs. With temps hitting the 90s today and yesterday, it's time to hit the pool. Here's where you can go to cool off.
With views of the harbor and a low price of admission (plus plenty of people on Yelp commenting with pleasant surprise about how clean it is), Mirabella is one of the city's larger public pools, and one of only two outdoor pools from the Boston Center for Youth and Families. The pool is open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. all summer long.
475 Commercial St.
Colonnade Rooftop Pool
If your pool experience isn't complete without a cocktail in hand, head to the Colonnade Rooftop Pool. In the evenings, the pool becomes 21+. Space fills quickly, though, so you might want to call the hotel in advance and make sure they have room for you. Check the site for details — the hours aren't the same every night.
120 Huntington Ave.
Rooftop @ Revere
If you're more of a night owl, the rooftop pool at the Revere Hotel is open until midnight, giving you an extra two hours beyond the Colonnade's weekend-only 10 p.m. closing time. They also have a full cocktail and snack menu, plus cabana rentals, to make sure your pool experience is everything you need it to be.
200 Stuart St.
Frog Pond Wading Pool
Not a fan of things like "admission prices" and "actually having to swim"? Try the Frog Pond wading and spray pool. Set in the middle of Boston Common, it's free to all comers, though a bit crowded with kids. But it's just as much cooling off power for the guy or gal on the go. Plus, there are $3 carousel rides there. Just sayin'. It's only open until 6 p.m., though, so maybe just take a trip through on your lunch break?