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Beat the heat at 9 cool spots in Kent

When temps rise, Kent, Washington has just the spots to cool off.

Finally. It’s summer in the Pacific Northwest. And that means warm days and loads of much-deserved sunshine. But sometimes, it’s not always so fun in the sun. Here are 9 great ways to keep cool in Kent.

  1. Get all wet at the spray park at Town Square Plaza.
  1. Take a dip from the dock or catch up on your beach reads at Lake Meridian Park.
  1. Escape indoors and enjoy some big-screen action at AMC Kent Station 14.
  1. Chill with your pup at dog-friendly Airways Tap Room & Brewery. Award-winning Jumbo Juice IPA is on tap, along with unlimited water for your pal.
  1. Take the whole family for a spin at one of the coolest ice rinks around. Kent Valley Ice Centre offers loads of public skating sessions through the summer.
  1. Sit fountainside at Kent Station with an iced mocha from Diletantte Mocha Cafe or a creamy shake from Cold Stone Creamery.
  1. Launch a kayak on cool and calm waters at Lake Fenwick Park.
  2. Imagine yourself speeding on the water at the Hydroplane Museum & Raceboat Museum.
  3. Get under a big umbrella with a frosty margarita or cerveza at Agave Cocina and Cantina.