Hot enough? 5 best cities to beat the heat

  • Ricky Otazu, of Lodi, N.J. walks past a giant screen outside the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center announcing the week's weather forecast, Tuesday, July 16, 2013, in New York. Temperatures in the New York metropolitan area are expected to stay in the 90s through Saturday. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer) Mary Altaffer

    (MoneyWatch) Broiled by the sun and summer humidity? It may be time to take a trip to one of the nation's top 10 "chill" cities -- the big metropolitan areas that keep their cool even in the hottest months, according to Bert Sperling, editor of "Sperling's Best Places."

    Sperling used his company's new "heat index" to find the cities that have the most desirable combination of moderate daytime temperatures, low humidity and cool temperatures at night. Better yet, the cities he picked are fun places to visit, with lots of places to go and things to do.