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Cool Ways to Spend Hot Summer Days

July 9,2018 | Lifestyle

The National Weather Service is forecasting that this summer will be hotter than average for most of the United States. While people in parts of Southern Spain take midday naps – or siestas – during the hottest hours to cope with the sun, your family may be looking for more engaging ways to beat the heat.

 

Indulge in a staycation

You don’t have to travel far to experience a relaxing summer getaway. Relax and unwind close to home with the ultimate cooling respite: a spa treatment. From massages to body wraps to facials and more, you’ll be able to stay cool and get pampered. In recent years, more people have begun to recognize the importance of wellness, with 184 million spa visits in the U.S. this past year alone.

 

Take in a movie

Summer is the unofficial season for outdoor movies. However, outdoor movies can get warm – especially if there’s no breeze. Fear not, because admission to Regal Cinemas’ Summer Movie Express costs only $1 for select movies. If that doesn’t work with your schedule, try catching a discounted flick during matinee hours. Which summer blockbuster will you see first?

 

Appeasement with trapezes

Interested in the fine artistry of a circus performance? Beat the heat in the cool tents at Cirque du Soleil’s Crystal, a breakthrough ice experience with world-class ice skating and surreal aesthetics. The momentary escape into a wintry state of mind offers a welcome reprieve from balmy summer temperatures.

 

Treat yourself

There’s nothing more refreshing on a hot summer night than a frozen treat. Head to your nearest sweetFrog frozen-yogurt shop to indulge in flavors like cotton candy, creamsicle and country vanilla fro-yo. Bring your grandkids and allow them to customize their desserts with fun toppings for an added sweet treat.

 

No matter how hot it gets this summer, your AARP membership offers the perfect ways to cool off at a discount this summer.

 

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