Best of Boston

2000 Best Swimming Pool, Public

Cambridge War Memorial Pool

The six-lane, 250yard pool is crystal clear and exceptionally maintained. Water temperature gets high marks too: warm enough to draw you in, but cold enough to make you work for a sweat. If the kids are in tow, steer them toward the shallow kiddie pool or the separate diving well. Prices are very reasonable, at $3.25 for Cambridge residents and $3.75 for nonresidents/

1640 Cambridge Street, Cambridge, 617-349-6237,