Hot Spots

We know what you should do this summer.

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W

e love to hear New Englanders complain about the heat. Just give it a few months; you’ll miss this. But if you really need some help surviving summer—and you can’t get to Cape Cod or Martha’s Vineyard—we’ve got some secrets for you. There’s ice cream, of course, but not just your run-of-the-mill kind. And if you’re watching what you eat, we’ll show you vegan versions, sorbets, fro-yo, and gelato. Plus, while you’re eating it, great ways to beat the heat: hanging out in a park hidden atop a Cambridge parking garage, cruising the Charles in a gondola, or taking to the high seas—to hunt sharks. So chill out already. Here are some secrets to keeping cool this summer:

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An ice-cream shop that brings town and gown together  

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A classic café with ice-cream treats
 

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A romantic gondola ride—on the Charles? 

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Forget those puny fish. Go to sea and hunt for sharks
 

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A peaceful respite in a cool place you never imagined
 

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Another retro diner with ice-cream treats (if you’re good), custom made for summer
 

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A low-cal fro-yo invented by two postdocs
 

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An ice-cream stand that will take you back in time
 

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Lobster gelato? Don’t knock it till you try it.
 

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A beach-themed café—in landlocked Roslindale Village
 

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A little scoop of italy, where you least expect it
 

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Old-fashioned ice cream in up-to-date flavors
 

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Watch free movies on the harborfront.
 

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