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Escape the Heat

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Escape the Heat

I will be traveling to Phoenix soon (probably...hopefully). Was wondering what is the best place to escape the heat. Is there a great swimming pool / waterpark / lake nearby?


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1. Re: Escape the Heat

Almost any hotel has a swimming pool. There are lakes within the cities but not for swimming. There are lakes outside the cities with places for swimming. One of the most fun ways to get wet is to go tubing on the Salt River.

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2. Re: Escape the Heat

Elisa, i think we have perhaps the best air conditioners in the world here in the Phx area! As long as you do not spend too much time outside, especially in the sun, you will be fine. Yes, soak in the pools, which i would recommend more than a lake or river - at least at a pool you have significant shade provided and can duck indoors if needed. Drink water all day long, not just coffee, sodas or alcoholic beverages. Park in the shade or underground. Cars can be stupid hot if left out all day in the sun. We have some great shopping malls, movie theaters, museums and art galleries here as well...all indoors. The late afternoons are the hottest and just because the sun sets does not mean it gets cooler here either, but it feels so much better! Yes, it is hot, but as long as you are careful, you can have a great visit here in August.

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