Many people look forward to the summer months. This is the best time to travel, school is over and you can enjoy many vacation spots. With the season, however, also comes those scorching temperatures that force you to seek shade or the comfort of your air-conditioned home. However, it is possible to enjoy the season while staying cool. Check out these tips whether you’re a tourist traveling to the area or a resident looking to enjoy a vacation.

Stay hydrated

One of the most important things you can do to regulate your body temperature and avoid overheating is to stay hydrated. Unfortunately, a huge 78% of people do not drink enough water. Experts say you should consume about half your body weight in ounces each day.

Staying hydrated helps regulate your body temperature. It can help prevent heatstroke and help you reach your fitness goals if you’re active. It has a multitude of health benefits, which makes sense considering your body is 70% water.

Freeze Popsicles

It might be kids’ favorite treat, but it’s great for all ages. What better way to cool off than to sit back and relax with an ice cream? If you’re entertaining, you can get the fruity ones for the kids and stock the booze separately for the adults. Whiskey Ice Pops are often a hit with those with a refined palate, and are easy to keep out of reach of children. Plus, it will add a new twist to cocktail hour.

Visiting time of your destination

If you are planning to travel to San Diego and want to see local attractions, such as the San Diego Zoo or one of the local golf courses, going early in the morning or late at night can help you avoid those hours in direct sunlight. Also, you might get lucky and avoid all the tourists at those times. The beaches also tend to be less crowded at these times, so if hitting the waves is on your to-do list, keep that in mind.

Get wet!

One of the best ways to cool off in the summer heat is to get wet. As we mentioned before, you can go to the beaches. There are plenty within a short drive of San Diego or you can drive up the coast until you find one you want to lay your towel on. Don’t want to cover yourself in sand? We understand. There are a number of resorts that offer pools, or maybe you live in the area and have one yourself. You can also take advantage of waterfront parka place for the whole family, or catch a dive movie where you watch a feature film while floating in a pool.

indoor activities

Sometimes the weather is just too uncomfortable to venture out, which means all outdoor activities are off the list, at least temporarily. No worries, though! There are plenty of indoor activities that will make you forget about the scorching heat and keep you cool at the same time. If you have kids or just love aquatic life, go to an aquarium. There are also several museums in the area, such as the San Diego Air & Space and the Museum of Contemporary Art. If you love the arts, catch a show at La Jolla Playhouse.

Whatever your interests, there’s always something to do in the summer in San Diego. Soak up the sun, dip in the pools or the ocean, or check out one of the many indoor attractions. You will never run out of options!