07/11/2012 10:04 am ET | Updated Jul 11, 2012

LA's Best Pools And Beaches: Ways To Cool Down During The Heatwave (PHOTOS)


With temperatures soaring into the hundreds, we all need to cool off.

While taking refuge in a movie theatre (perhaps at one of the Arclight's 21+ screenings?), having a cold drink or escaping to the north sounds appealing, the most satisfying option is to plunge into a pool or into the ocean. Here are our picks for the best ways to swim -- and cool off -- this summer!

Most of the public pools and some of the recreation areas that we feature do require admission fees, but they're usually nominal and in the range of $2-$4. Expect pricier entrance to any hotel -- refreshing drinks not included.

LA's Best Pools And Beaches