There are ways to beat the heat this summer – even when your air conditioner is on the fritz. Here are seven places to keep cool in Dallas ifyou find yourself facing a ferocious heat wave with a dead air conditioner.
1. Dallas Zoo And Children’s Aquarium
The zoo hosts a series of weekly activities for children aged 5-10 years old. Its Wild Adventures camp is a great way for kids to keep cool while experiencing the wonders of aquatic life.
2. Burger’s Lake
This is an old swimming hole in Fort Worth. A spring-fed, natural pool, Burger’s has a shaded, sandy beach, a rope swing, four levels of diving boards and a long slide. It’s an ideal spot for kicking up some cool fun with the whole family.
3. McKinney Avenue Trolley
Take a trolley ride and let the wind whip across your face. The coolest way to sightsee, this trolley strolls by the Dallas Museum of Art and plenty of hip, trendy restaurants in the area.
4. Fountain Place
Check out this architectural Texan landmark. Admire the building’s uniquely designed internal gutter structure and spend some time sitting by the famed streaming garden fountains.
5. Wet-N-Wild Waterworld
Make a big splash at this outdoor family water park. It’s complete with tubing, slides, kids’ splash zones and a lazy river – the perfect escape from the sizzle of the season.
6. The Loon
If the high temps have you feeling frisky (and you’re able to drop the kids off for a while), dare to enter The Loon, one of Dallas’ darkest bars. [link to: http://blogs.dallasobserver.com/cityofate/2014/04/the_loons_new_location_coming.php] The distinctively dim, cool atmosphere is a real retreat from the summer heat.
7. Palmer Fern Dell
For peace and quiet, find a shady nook to read a book at Palmer Fern Dell. [link to: http://www.dallasarboretum.org/named-gardens-features/the-eugenia-leftwich-palmer-fern-dell ] The beautiful landscape is the picture of tranquil perfection – and because the ravine is frequented by a cool mist, it remains 20 degrees cooler than average Texas temps.
There you have it – seven diversions from a dreadfully hot home in the wake of a dead air conditioner. Of course, before you head out, don’t forget to call for AC repair from a professional HVAC technician. [link to: contact us:] After enjoying the many chill scenes that Dallas has to offer, you’re going to want to come home to a place that’s just as cool.
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