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9 Refreshing Summer Getaways In The City

Summer in the city getting you down? No matter which city has you feeling sweaty and cramped, there's a place to refresh and recharge right around the corner. Here are 9 places where you can kick back in the big city.

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2. Summer in Boston isn't just Duck Tour riders hysterically quacking at you.

Flickr: 65913838@N02 / Via mendosa.com and Flickr users TNTizzle and patodea

While everyone else you know is throwing plastic beer cups all over Fenway Park in an effort to make the Red Sox play better, you should go a few blocks over and take in the underrated beauty of the Fens.

4. Summer in Los Angeles isn't just breathing smog on the 405.

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Hey Angelenos, remember that scene in Drive where the hideously concrete LA River meets up with some magic summer wonderland? That's a real place you can visit! It's near Victory Boulevard and Lindley Avenue in Reseda. If it's good enough for the Goz, it's good enough for you.

5. Summer in Philadelphia isn't just going to the beach in Jersey.

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You and I both know it's not always sunny in Philadelphia. But when it is, you should take advantage of the utter gorgeous-ness of the 1800 acre Wissahickon Valley Park.

7. Summer in San Francisco isn't just fog... always with the fog.

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It's just like Justin Timberlake said in that movie about Facebook... A million dollars isn't cool. You know what's cool? A million trees. Those million trees, and a bunch of other cool stuff, can be found in Golden Gate Park.