6 Ways to Beat the Heat and Stay Cool This Summer (Part One) - Parker & Sons

Anyone who has survived a Phoenix summer before knows you need a game plan. You can’t just walk outside on a sunny summer day here in Phoenix, Arizona and expect to survive. No no. The sun will scorch you, the car seat will burn you, the seat belt buck will sear you, and eventually the interior temperature of the car will boil you alive. Instead, beat the heat by limiting your exposure to it as much as possible. We have six fantastic and fun destinations to which you should be heading to beat the heat this summer.

The Phoenix Art Museum

Next time the temperature rockets above 120-degrees, why not visit the Phoenix Art Museum? When we think of cool experiences, we cannot image anything more chill than. Founded in 1959, the Phoenix Art Museum has grown into the largest museum in the Southwest United States. Located on Central Avenue near McDowell Road, the Phoenix Art Museum is open ten a.m. – 5 p.m. Monday through Saturday and 12 p.m. – 5 p.m. on Sunday. Admission is inexpensive, costing just $15 for adults and $6 for children. Best of all, kind under the age of 5 get in for free! Next time you are suffering on a hot summer day, why not seek solace at the Phoenix Art Museum?

The Arizona Museum of Natural History

It may seem a little silly for us to list a second museum already, but what can we say, these are inarguably some of the coolest places in the Valley. Only one word is needed to argue in favor of the Arizona Museum of Natural History’s undeniable coolness – Dinosaurs. Honestly, how can you beat dinosaurs? With everything from Cretaceous Era sea creatures to pterodactyls who would blot out the sun as they fly across the prehistoric skies, the Arizona Museum of Natural History has it all.

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