As the city heats up this weekend—the Bay Area Air Quality Management District has issued a second Spare the Air alert for the Bay Area—here’s one way to cool down during 80-plus-degree temperatures: dive into a crisp pool of water. For maximum fun at minimal cost, check out one of these 15 swimming spots in the Bay Area.
And yes, summer in the city is historically spent wearing fleece jackets in lieu of bathing suits, so this map does include San Francisco's best indoor and heated pools.
There are also sunny spots deep in the East Bay and North Bay where warmer weather awaits. From rope swinging into Bass Lake to taking a dip in the Contra Loma swim lagoon, these are the best (and cheapest) places to swim in the Bay Area.
Just be sure to pack your SPF.
If you looking for sandy shores, check out Curbed SF’s list of the best beaches in the Bay Area.Read More