With triple-digit temperatures and high humidity in the North Dallas Corridor, spending any length of time outside (except when near a pool) is absolutely miserable. Unfortunately for the cooler-weather lovers, fall temperatures are still months away. Don’t worry: there’s no need to lock yourself inside all day! Keep reading for a few of our favorite ways to beat the heat this month!
Sip on a Shake
Sweating all summer burns a ton of extra calories, so you deserve a treat! Cool off with a delicious milkshake from Hopdoddy Burger Bar inside Village on the Parkway. Here, you can have your choice of Oreo Cookies N’ Cream, S’mores, Strawberry Shortbread, Bananas Foster, Vanilla Birthday Cake and Malted Root Beer. Or stop by Astoria Caffe and Wine Bar on Quorum Drive, where you can order a delicious Frozen Coffee Frap Drink, Smoothie Fruit Tea Blast, Shekarato, Gelato a Fogato or a Root Beer Float.
A cold drink in your hand plus cool A/C blasting at Bowlmor Lanes in Dallas equals the perfect place to hang out this summer! Buy a Summer Games Season pass, which pays for itself in three visits or less and includes a shoe rental, so you can bowl as much as your heart desires! After you work up an appetite, grab a bite to eat at the delicious onsite restaurant, hang out in the lounge with your favorite cocktail or hit up the arcade to release your inner child. Either way, you can’t go wrong!
Catch a Movie
Whether you go to LOOK Cinemas in Dallas or AMC Village on the Parkway 9 in Addison, seeing a movie is a perfect way to cool off for a few hours. This weekend, you can catch “Mission Impossible: Fallout” starring Tom Cruise; “Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again” starring Amanda Seyfried, Meryl Streep and Lily James; “The Spy Who Dumped Me” starring Mila Kunis and Kate McKinnon; “The Darkest Minds” starring Amandla Stenberg, Mandy Moore and Gwendoline Christie; or “Christopher Robin” starring Ewan McGregor among other movies. With so many good options, you’ll be able to keep out of the sun again and again!
Jump in the Pool
If you live in the Town of Addison, head over to the Addison Athletic Club on Beltway Drive. Here you can dive in one of the refreshing indoor or outdoor pools! De-stress by relaxing in the cool water or swimming laps for exercise. Afterward, head inside to play racquetball or tennis, work out or go on a walk on the outdoor trails, and then hit the pools again. It’s a perfect way to spend a summer day.
Sydni Ellis grew up in the great state of Texas, where she learned to love chips and salsa and hot weather. She has a master’s degree in Journalism from the University of North Texas, and she currently works in the College Communications, Marketing and Outreach office at Richland College. Some of her passions include writing, traveling and re-reading the Harry Potter Series every chance she gets. In the spirit of spontaneity, Sydni lives her life with a pen in one hand and her video camera in the other; ready to capture the next great story.