It’s going to be a hot week, Seattle—historically hot. In the forecast is Seattle's fourth triple-digit day since numbers were first recorded in 1894, and only a third of Seattle residents have air conditioning. Fortunately the natural geography surrounding Seattle affords residents some incredible options to cool off outside; with cool, clear swimming holes, sandy shores, and freshwater lakes, there are more than a few ways to cope with this heat. Cut to: the image of you on a beach under an umbrella toweling off cooler waters. This isn’t paradise, though it is almost unprecedented. It’s just summer in Seattle. No big deal.
Your escape awaits.
In the more distant reaches of Washington: