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7 Great Cities for Cooling Off

Don't sweat it! From fountains to water parks to frozen treats, these cities have the best ways to beat the heat.

With this summer smashing heat records around the country, we don’t blame you for seeking some serious ways to cool down in this sweltering heat. While you’re parked in front of your AC, the Livability team took it upon ourselves to answer to a very important question: which American cities are best for beating the heat? 

Just to be clear: these aren't the coolest cities, temperature-wise. In many cases, far from it! These are the cities that boast unique, novel ways for residents and visitors to cool down, from fountains to water parks to frozen treats. Click through to see who made the cut...

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