View Photo Gallery: When the temperature rises, here’s how to chill. Our writers pick favorite getaways, spots for frozen drinks and more. For details, click the bold text in each caption.

It was hot outside yesterday. It is hot outside today. It will likely be hot outside tomorrow. At the rate we are going it will probably be hot outside until Thanksgiving.

You have two options: Go recluse and huddle inside your home as close to an AC duct as you can get, or embrace one of our city’s many excellent options for mid-summer respite. Let our gallery of the area’s best ways to beat the heat be your inspiration.