If you live in Fresno, you know summer isn’t always all sunbeams and smiles. Fresno can reach up to 113°F during the summer months, and temperatures that hot can cause dehydration, give you a serious sunburn or even worse – heat exhaustion or heat stroke. Even those who are familiar with the heat can struggle. Summer is supposed to be about spending time having as much fun as possible, but the hot weather can be discouraging. While you may not be able to turn down the heat, there are some things you can do to make the heat more bearable. Check out these three ways to stay cool in Fresno this summer.
Soak in the AC
One of the easiest ways to stay cool in the summer is to find things to do at home with the air conditioning on. Some fun things to do inside with others are having a movie marathon, playing board games or having a potluck dinner. If you’re on your own, try making DIY crafts or baking. Summer can be hard on your air conditioning unit so make sure you have the number for a professional repair company, like Lee’s Air, on hand.
Hit up Island Waterpark
Water parks are a summer staple for a reason. Waterparks have all the thrills and fun of an amusement park with cool, refreshing water. Island Waterpark is a local waterpark open May through September. It has fun attractions like a tube slide and a relaxing wave pool.
Dig into Ampersand Ice Cream
Nothing is more satisfying than eating ice cream on a warm summer’s day. Ampersand Ice Cream is a local shop owned by a couple going after the American dream of opening their own business. Their ice cream is handcrafted in small batches to assure a perfectly delicious taste. They have flavors ranging from traditional, like rocky road, to more unique flavors like Madagascar vanilla.
Fresno is hot, especially during the summer. You may think the extreme heat restricts your summer activities, but there are plenty of ways to stay cool. Whether you’re hanging out with your friends inside, riding the lazy river at a waterpark or getting some ice cream after lunch, you can find ways to beat the heat and make the most out of your summer.