How to Beat SoCal’s Summer Heat

We can survive the next #HeatWaveLA together.

Like the rain, extreme heat paralyzes us. You’d think we’d be used to record-breaking temperatures by now, but the influx of IG Stories showcasing our weather app and car dash proves we’re clearly not. The reality is, despite the SoCal bubble that we exist in, LA is still susceptible to uncomfortable weather conditions. But guess what? You don’t have to suffer! There’s plenty of cool ways to avoid melting.

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I Scream, You Scream

We all scream for ice cream. It’s the best excuse for taking an early cheat day. Next time, crank up the AC, invite some friends over and have an ice cream rager.

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Get Cultured

Enjoy that central air conditioning on someone else’s dime. LA and surrounding areas are home to more than 250 museums. From the classic to the downright questionable, there’s a museum for everyone.

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Splish, Splash

If you have a pool, please don’t leave your friends hanging. If you don’t have one, offer to host a poolside get together at your lucky friend’s place. Trust us, it works. Add bevvies and floaties FTW.

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Chill at Home

Sometimes the best place to be is in the comfort of your own apartment. Throw it back to your college dorm room days and challenge friends to a little consol gaming action by way of Super Mario and Nintendo Switch or even step into virtual reality with Oculus Go.

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Get TF Outta Dodge

Road trip your way to cool. Lake Arrowhead is a nice retreat that’s fairly close by, and temperatures are guaranteed to drop 10-20 degrees as elevation increases.

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Extra Butter, Please

Movie theaters are cold, dark places where you can post up for a couple of hours — or longer, depending on how many flicks you watch. Or, host your own movie night instead.

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Sand, Sun, Surf

The beach is a no-brainer. But be warned: everyone else has the same idea so drive out early to stake your parking and towel spots. With the sun out in full force, you’ll want to bring along a canopy for relief. Extra Joy tip: You can actually take public transit and avoid bumper-to-bumper beach-bound traffic. Woot! We rated that, the beaches and more so choose wisely.

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Paddle On

If hot yoga sounds unbearable when it’s 117 degrees outside, get your workout in on the water. We’re talking boogie boarding, paddle boarding and kayaking depending on how much energy you want to exert.

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