Metro Boston: Summer Fun Guide

Splash, sun, and sip the day away in the cooling breeze at a rooftop pool. Hit the BOKX Pool at Newton’s Hotel Indigo.


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By Scott Kearnan

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It’s summer in the city, and the weather is sticky. But fear not, sweat-drenched urbanite. We’ve uncovered a season’s worth of ways to cool down when the mercury rises: from rooftop pools to bars made of ice, from kid-friendly fun to adult beverages. There’s something for every taste.

Hit the Roof

Splash, sun, and sip the day away in the cooling breeze at a rooftop pool. Hit the BOKX Pool at Newton’s Hotel Indigo (399 Grove Street, Newton, www.hotelindigo.com/Newton) for South Beach-style cabana rentals and fruity mojitos. Our top pick, though, is Rooftop @ Revere at the Revere Hotel Boston Common (www.reverehotel.com/rooftop, 200 Stuart St., Boston). There you’ll find a glass-enclosed pool and a sun-soaked terrace with sparkling white cabanas, a menu of tropics-inspired noshes (like rock-shrimp ceviche with coconut and pineapple-jalapeno liqueur) and creative cocktails — like “Classy Jell-O Shots” served in miniature martini glasses.

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