Places to Cool Down for the Summer in Boston, MA

Places to Cool Down for the Summer in Boston, MA

Boston. This northeastern city is known throughout the nation for its distinct and storied character, a presence in all facets of American history, arts, and industry. With so much going on and so much to see among its streets and stories, we understand Boston can prove quite the challenging city when it comes to narrowing down a travel itinerary. Read on for some of our favorite ways to cool off during summer here around The City on a Hill.

Hurricane Harbor

Featuring a number of towering wooden and steel roller-coasters, a soaring swing ride, massive wave pool, relaxing lazy river, speedy waterslides, and daring raft rides among more, Hurricane Harbor New England is a premier attraction of the region during the summer, drawing crowds of loyal locals and tourists alike. If your party is looking for a day packed with rides and things to see and do, all while beating the summer heat in the water and through the air, Hurricane Harbor New England is a great option. Highlights include the esteemed Superman roller coaster, the wooden Cyclone, Batman coaster (only for the brave traveler), dizzying Bonzai Pipelines, and the lightning fast drop of Cannonball Falls. We recommend the raft rides seating two to four guests for a great experience for friends, couples, and families, for those larger parties visiting the Boston area this summer.

Water Park of New England

Those visitors who want to enjoy the fun of a waterpark on a rainy day shouldn’t worry, the Water Park of New England has it all covered. Travelers of all ages will enjoy the collection of water slides, water rafting, lazy river, water jungle gym, giant whirlpool, water cannon, and a giant water bucket. This is a great option for families and those who are needing to account for inclement weather during their trip to Boston.

Water Wizz Water Park

Another local favorite during the New England summer is the Water Wizz Park, featuring a refreshing array of rides, slides and sights to beat the heat on those July and August days. Families will enjoy options such as the Herring River Run, the massive Mussel Beach wave pool, or the smaller Little Neck Beach. There are also options to race together or side-by-side with your friends and families on the Squid Row slides, Hurricane Hill or Thunder Falls, or brave the drops on the Pirate’s Plunge and Devil’s Peak.   

Crabapple Whitewater

For the braver travelers, your party can take on the scenic and fierce whitewater routes of the Deerfield River, providing for half-day and full day trips, with a number of sections for the experienced and greenhorns alike. This is a great way to see a lesser-known and beautiful part of Massachusetts, and is a silent hit among families and friends visiting the area.

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