Best of Boston

2018 Best Neighborhood Diversion, North End

BCYF Mirabella Pool

Each summer, city dwellers of all stripes—sunbathing nonnas, bronzed Adonises, giddy teens—flock to this urban oasis, making it one of the top people-watching spots in town. Not to mention one of the best bargains: A season pass costs a mere $20. In other words, a whole lot less than a trip to the Cape.

475 Commercial St., Boston, 617-635-1276,