Summer is upon us as are the usual high temperatures. We’ve found some great options to keep cool on a hot day in Dallas. Our comprehensive list includes hot spots with water activities, sipping cocktails in rooftop pools, and partaking in treats like rich milkshakes, or tangy, icy frozen margs. Forego your go-to place and try a new hot spot in the Dallas area. Don’t let the heat bring you down, make it a memorable summer.
Ice Cream in Dallas
I scream, you scream, we all scream for ice cream! Summer and ice cream go hand in hand. Our comprehensive list of ice cream shops across Dallas will help keep you cool on a hot day in Dallas. From traditional single scoop cones and flavors to handmade flavors infused with lavender or even bourbon, make of list of new places to try this summer.
Unique Drink Flights in Dallas
Cool off with some unique drink flights in Dallas. It’s not just flights of your beer samples, the options across Dallas are numerous, from smoothies, margaritas, our fave – Mimosas, and even spiked lemonades. Get to brunch and grab your friends to sample an iced coffee flight or whatever you choose to keep cool on a hot day in Dallas.
Go On A Shopping Spree
Beat the heat inside while supporting a local business with a shopping spree in Dallas. Our list of the top places to shop for unique finds is a great way to connect with friends at quaint boutiques for gifts or to treat yourself. Keep cool on a hot day in Dallas and strategically plan your shopping trips out across the scorching summer months. The Bishop Arts district offers fabulous choices to grab that perfect gift.
Head to A Water Park
The DFW area hits the high 90s and 100s fast and there is no shortage of water parks as a result. Keep cool this summer on a hot day in Dallas at one of many places to swim, float a lazy river, cruise down waterslides, or rent a kayak for the day. Make being outdoors fun and bring the kids, your co-workers, or crew for a day or night out together.
Sip a Refreshing Lemonade
Need a tropical, iced-cold treat to drink? Sip on a refreshing, tropical lemonade, fruity smoothie, or other desserts. Partaking in a cold treat is the perfect way to beat the heat on a hot day in Dallas. From ice cream, frozen coffees, or homemade tangy and tart lemonades, use our guide and make your list of places to try this summer. Always save room for dessert.
Take A Dip In the Pool
Dallas is known for sky high tall office buildings, hotels, and high rises to get a bird’s eye view? There are so many epic rooftop pools there are across Dallas to keep cool on a hot day in Dallas – or night! An adult pool party with contests, fun floats, and pool side drinks should make the top of your list for your summer agenda.
Eat an Acai Bowl
Some days when it’s 100 degrees outside you don’t feel like eating heavy. Summer is the perfect time to try out our guide to Acai Bowls across Dallas. These nutritional bowls are filling and healthy at the same time with choices of toppings, fruit, and deliciousness. The only argument among your friends is how they pronounce Acai.
Visit a Museum
This summer as temperatures soar on a hot day in Dallas, we have a fun, educational way to spend the day – at a museum! Dallas has many museums for all ages that feature art, technology, history, and even airplanes for the aviation buffs. Grab your friends and keep cool inside while you learn something new. Texas is rich in history and their museums curate amazing, unforgettable displays. Bring your camera – aka your phone, and start posting your pictures to share of your summer adventures.
Get a Milkshake
Sometimes you have to indulge and nothing is a better treat on a hot day in Dallas than a milkshake. Our list of the top spots to grab a milkshake in Dallas is long and taste-test approved. Whether you prefer fresh fruit blended shakes or rich, sweet chocolatey shakes, their options are endless but don’t take our word for it. Save room for dessert or skip lunch altogether and get a milkshake, it’s only summer once a year! Go big.
Sip on a Frozen Margarita
They are on every menu and whether you prefer on the rocks with salt, or frozen, margaritas with friends are a great way to chill on a hot day in Dallas. The array of margarita choices and locations across Dallas are endless with flavors of sweet fruits, tangy, infused with cucumber, or spiced up with fresh-cut jalapenos.
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