Looking To Stay Cool This Summer?

Check out these 10 refreshing activities.

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    1. Take a Serene Swan Boat Ride

    Take a scenic ride on the Swan Boats around the Public Garden Lagoon.

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    2. Splash Around at the Christian Science Center Children's Fountain

    Located near the Prudential Center, the Christian Science Center Plaza offers a spray fountain and large reflection pool.

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    3. Discover the Boston Harbor Islands

    Explore all the Boston Harbor Islands have to offer by taking a day trip. Families can walk historic sites or go hiking, kayaking, fishing, swimming, and much more.

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    4. Catch a Movie

    Nothing beats two hours spent in the cool comfort of movie theater air-conditioning. Check out the latest flicks at one of Boston's many cinemas, or during cooler summer nights you can head to one of the many outdoor movie screenings around Boston.

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    5. Go Ice Skating in the Summer

    If watching the Bruins isn't enough, hit the ice at the Jim Roche Community Ice Arena in West Roxbury for some public skating.

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    6. Lose Youself in a Book at the Boston Public Libraries

    Kick back with a book at your local Boston Public Library branch and enjoy the cool air-conditioning as you read.

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    7. Shop 'Til You Drop

    Take a shopping break at one of the many cool air-conditioned shopping centers around the City.

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    8. Explore Castle Island

    Walk (or rollerblade) along Castle Island in South Boston to enjoy the sea breeze and the beautiful view of Boston Harbor. Bring your own picnic or stop for ice cream along the way.

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    9. Fill Up on Healthy Snacks

    Cool down with local fruits and vegetables from a farmers market in your neighborhood.

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    10. Refresh at a Museum

    Visit one of Boston's museums for an educational cool-down. Check local museums for summer discounts and free admission on certain days.

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