It’s summertime in Dallas, one of the best times of the year. From summer festivals and visits to the Commerce Street Night Market to the annual Dirk Nowitzki Heroes Celebrity Baseball Game, Dallas natives never lack for cool things to do.
But it’s hot. So hot!
You want to have fun, not a heat stroke, and we at Barbosa understand that. We’ve done some brainstorming and come up with a few suggestions to have a blast and beat the heat.
5 Awesome Ways to Stay Cool This Summer
Remember how much fun you had as a kid playing in the sprinklers during summer break? It’s just as much fun when you’re grown! Plus, your air conditioning feels way colder when you’re walking into the house wet. So whether you have a water gun battle in your backyard or visit one of Dallas’s 11 spraygrounds, make sure you cool off with some water play this summer.
Family Game Nights
You know that cheesy old adage, the family that plays together stays together? It’s true! From classic board games to multiplayer video games, you can have fun with your children and teach them valuable life lessons about healthy competition and sportsmanlike behavior, all from the comfort of your own home.
Go Ice Skating
Winter sports in summer? Yes! Galleria Dallas has an ice skating rink that features public skating times, ice skating school, birthday party packages and summer camps for your school aged children. Why swelter when you can enjoy a little winter chill on the hottest days of summer?
Eat Something Spicy
We know it sounds insane to eat hot and spicy food when it’s boiling hot outside, but eating a spicy Mexican or Indian meal can actually lower your body temperature. This is because the capsaicin in chili peppers increases your blood circulation and helps you sweat, and sweating is your body’s natural air conditioner. Plus, it tastes great!
Give Yourself a Spa Treatment
A great way to feel cool, calm and collected is by indulging in some spa pampering. You can go to an actual spa or pamper yourself at home. We suggest a mint-infused mud mask, cooling cucumber on your eyes, or an ice water foot bath to leave you feeling refreshed and renewed.
Want more great tips to beat the heat? Give us a call!
Barbosa Plumbing & Air Conditioning has been meeting Dallas families’ cooling needs for over 35 years, so we have a lot of great advice on how you can stay cool during the long, hot summer. Call us at (214) 351-7030 with your questions, or for any air conditioning service you may need.