Surviving the Summer in Phoenix can be tricky, but if you’re a native, you should know different ways to beat the heat.
However, if you’re a visitor the 100+ dry heat can be unforgiving.
But don’t let that stop you from visiting Phoenix because it’s a great city to explore. You’ll find so many activities here that you’ll be coming back again and again for more. We have lots of different terrains that are great for hiking, we have tons of spa resorts that are great for relaxing, and several amusement parks that are perfect for the kids. We also have lots of restaurants, theaters, museums, and art galleries for your entertainment. Even though the weather is hot outside, you can always find something to do where you can escape the heat. Personally, I love spending time outdoors hiking and of course, there is no air conditioning on those trails. So, I typically plan my hiking in the early hours of the morning. The weather is not as brutal during that time, and outside is comfortable enough that I’m not worried about finding air conditioning for relief. A cold bottle of water will do the trick. In addition to hiking trails, there is also the Lower Salt River, which is a beautiful area where I love to go swimming or floating to cool off from the heat. If I would like to head out during the hottest parts of the day, I would select one of our great restaurants because they will for sure have air conditioning. While air conditioning is only available at certain places in Phoenix, I don’t allow the lack of A/C to prevent me from enjoying my lovely city.