A heat wave is pushing Puget Sound-area temperatures to record levels. To escape, Seattleites are flocking to area beaches, parks and pools.

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Trying to find relief from the heat wave and wildfire haze that have descended on Seattle, many in the city have headed to the water.

Coleman Pool, Alki Beach Park and Green Lake are hot spots for folks looking for a place to cool off, as you’ll see in this video. What if you’re in for the night? Here are five tips for staying cool in the evening. Another stay-frosty tip: Don’t miss the Salt & Straw ice cream giveaway at 2 p.m. Friday.