It's hot – and not the attractive kind. And while a good swim is a great way to be rid of that muggy heat, it can sometimes be a tedious task preparing the kids for the pool. So instead of escaping the heat hiding out in malls or in the comforts of an air-conditioned space, pack some extra clothes or a swimsuit for the kids and let them have a short splash around some of Beijing's run-in fountains around town. Best of all? They're (mostly) free!