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.
No pool? No problem. Here’s how to stay cool in Boston this summer.
By Scott Kearnan
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.