6 Places to Go on a Hot Day in DC

Summer is something you’ve waited for all year, but, during a heatwave, your body can be pushed to its limit. If you’ll soon be looking for apartments in DC, then you’ll definitely want to know where you can go to cool off this year. Here are 6 of the best ideas.

1. Get Wet

DC has no fewer than 20 outdoor public pools, all of which you can visit any Saturday or Sunday from noon until 6 p.m. If you need to cool off during the week, it’s all good; just go to any one of the area’s 23 spray parks. All are open 7 days a week from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m., so, if the pools are too busy, you can always visit a Columbia Heights spray park for some relief.

2. Go Inside

Cooling centers exist throughout the city, all of them offering respite from the heat. The lobbies of the Frank D. Reeves Center and King Office Building, as well as One Judiciary Square, all have cooling supplies on hand for those who need them during the week. You can also visit your nearest mall, museum, or cafe, which can all be ideal places to hang out when it’s hot.

3. You Are What You Eat … and Drink

Eating popsicles or ice cream will give you some pampering as they keep you cool. Living in luxury apartments in Washington DC in the summer means there are many icy treats to enjoy. You’ll also want to ensure that you keep yourself hydrated, whether with water or a sports drink. Staying hydrated will regulate your body temperature, helping you to avoid heat-related illness.

4. Take in a Show

Although it may not be the first thing you think of, your local movie theater is yet another great place to go when it’s hot outside. Get completely out of the sun and treat yourself to an IMAX presentation at The Smithsonian or 35-millimeter presentations of a new release at the West End Theater, complete with air conditioning.

5. Escape to the Spa

Want to combine “me time” with your cool down? There’s no better place than a spa. You’ve heard of a hot stone massage, but, at The Spa at the Four Seasons, they’ve got a cold version that’s just as good—or better. If going green is your thing, Nusta Spa offers a wide range of all-natural treatments.

6. Take a Forest Bath

The benefits of forest bathing are many. Visiting the trees in Rock Creek, Fort Dupont, or any of DC’s many breathtaking parks and their trails will get you in the shade and into the heart of nourishing nature. Plus, it won’t cost you much at all, if anything, to get in.

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