Run Away to The Chillest Summer Cities in the Country


It’s so hot on the East Coast right now that, last night, I had a dream I robbed a bank with the cast of Pretty Little Liars and was incarcerated in an oven as punishment. Amazingly, not everyone is sweltering right now/having sweat-induced dreams! We’re doing this to ourselves!

Here’s Best Places’ list of the, well, best places in the U.S. to spend a breezy, comfortable summer:

1 Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA
2 Portland-Vancouver-Beaverton, OR-WA
3 San Francisco-Oakland-Fremont, CA
4 Denver-Aurora, CO
5 San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA
6 Buffalo-Niagara Falls, NY
7 Salt Lake City, UT
8 Milwaukee-Waukesha-West Allis, WI
9 Detroit-Warren-Livonia, MI
10 Pittsburgh, PA

Not everyone agrees with the list, according to National Geographic:

Twenty-year-old Alexa Bolock, a third-year undergraduate at the University of Pittsburgh, was surprised that her college town was on the list.
“Today it’s 94 and this whole week has been in the mid-90s,” she said. “When I get to the bus, I don’t know if I’m sweating or if it’s the humidity.”

Also, as someone who spent quite a few “summers” in the Bay — “summers” deserves quotations because day after day of chilly fog does not a season make — I can tell you that the grass is always greener. Or dying because of climate change. Let’s go get ice cream?

Image via Shutterstock.

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