No need to leave the city to find solace by the pool on a hot day! We’ve got your best options right here.
Whether you’re looking for a casual pool with free entry or a more luxurious setting for a fee, we’re here to share the best poolside spots in the city that you can escape to. Catch some rays at these pools this summer and find your very own city oasis!
120 Martin Luther King Blvd, Roxbury
The Melnea A. Cass Memorial Swimming Pool in Roxbury is a public facility that is open seven days a week in the summer. With a lifeguard on duty, restroom facilities, and even swimming lessons offered, it’s a great place for families and friends alike to find some respite in the middle of the busy city.
668 Memorial Drive, Cambridge
Magazine Beach in Cambridge is a gorgeous 15 acre park with plenty of space for all of your outdoor summer fun. The pool in this space is free to the public and is a great way to cool off after your park workout or sporting event.
355 Chestnut Hill Avenue, Brighton
Right in the park next to the Chestnut Hill Reservoir is the Reilly Memorial Swimming pool, another free, public pool that’s close to the hustle of the city, but also offers some freedom and peace. This pool area includes lockers and showers so you don’t have to deal with any inconveniences when visiting this public space.
475 Commercial Street, Boston
The Boston Center for Youths and Families Mirabella Pool is available to all Boston residents for an extremely reasonable rate. There is a full schedule all summer with slots reserved for adults only, kids only, and even seniors, so you don’t have to worry about as large of a crowd. There are no day rates, so when you get your membership you’ll be on the list for the whole season!
120 Huntington Avenue, Boston
The Colonnade Hotel in Boston’s Back Bay has an incredible rooftop pool that is open to the public Monday through Friday. During the day, the public fee is $45 per person, but after 5pm you can get in for a $10 cover. The hotel serves up small bites and delicious cocktails that you can enjoy poolside for a true taste of luxury! Want to get extra fancy? Rent your own cabana next to the pool for extra attention and amenities.
10 Whittier Place, Boston
The Clubs at Charles River Park has Boston’s largest outdoor pool so no more worrying about a lack of space when you want to take a dip! This state-of-the-art pool and athletic club is available with a summer membership and it is worth every penny. Feel free to pack up some snacks, drinks, and grab a lounge chair by this enormous city getaway.
399 Grove Street, Newton
The Hotel Indigo in Newton has a beautiful outdoor pool that is less crowded than many of the city pools and slightly less expensive. For a public fee of $35, you can access the pool any day of the week until 5pm. The hotel even offers opportunities to rent out spaces by the pool for your own private party!