How to Stay Cool On a Hot Summer Day in Kenosha

Stay cool on hot summer day

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Summer vacation is in full swing and with it comes the heat! We’ll be sharing some tips and tricks on how to stay cool; from water-themed activities to tasty treats, we’ve got everything you need to make the most of your summer in Kenosha. So sit back, grab a cold drink, and let’s get started!

Tips on Keeping Cool on a Hot Summer Day

  • Hydrate, hydrate, hydrate! It’s important to drink plenty of fluids, especially water when it’s hot outside. Aim to drink eight glasses of water per day, or more if you’re sweating a lot.
  • Wear loose-fitting, light-colored clothing. This will help your body stay more relaxed.
  • Stay in the shade as much as possible. If you’re going to be outside, try to find shade trees or buildings to stay under.
  • Take a trip to a water source! Lake Michigan is a great way to cool off on a hot day. If you don’t have access to a lake, you can also take a swim in a pool or go to a water park.
  • Eat cool foods. Avoid eating heavy, spicy foods on hot days. These foods can make you feel hotter. Instead, opt for lighter, refreshing foods like fruits, vegetables, and salads.
  • Remember your SPF! Even if you aren’t directly in the sun, UV rays constantly come in contact with your skin. We suggest a sunscreen that is SPF 30 or higher, especially for extended periods of time.

Activities to Stay Cool With the Kids

Go for a Swim

If you have access to a pool, take advantage of it. Whether it’s a public pool, a friend’s pool, or a local water park, swimming is an excellent way to cool off and have fun. You can also consider visiting Kenosha’s Anderson Aquatic Center, which features multiple water slides, a lazy river, and other water attractions.

Beach days are a must in the summer, and thankfully Kenosha has tons of options so you can find your favorite one near you. Kenosha has five beautiful beaches along the shores of Lake Michigan:

*Note: The Lake Michigan beaches are not staffed with lifeguards, so please follow the safety guidelines and keep an eye on your little ones!

Enjoy Water Sports

Kenosha has a variety of water-themed activities for the entire family to enjoy. Rent a kayak, paddleboard, or canoe and explore the waters of Lake Michigan Water Trail. Throughout Kenosha County, you can find six different carry-in access points, all conveniently located near parks and beach areas. And don’t forget the sunscreen!

Visit Water Parks/Splash Pads

Check out America’s Action Territory Family Fun Park, which features a water park with slides, wave pools, and other fun water activities. There are also go-karts, mini golf, laser tag, bumper boats, and much more! You’re bound to find something for everyone to enjoy.

If you’re looking for water play options for younger children, consider visiting splash pads or water playgrounds in Kenosha. These interactive areas have water fountains, sprinklers, and other features that allow kids to cool off and have a blast!

Picnic Outside

Another fun way to enjoy a hot summer day in Kenosha is to have an outdoor picnic with your family. Pack some sandwiches, fruit, and refreshing drinks, and find a shady spot in one of the many local parks.

Bring along some outdoor games, like frisbee or cornhole, to keep everyone entertained. If you, friends, or family have a portable shaded tent to bring, that will increase the areas you can lay out and not worry about the sun. You could also set up your picnic near the lake! Dip your feet in the water or bring water toys for added fun!

Dinosaur Discovery Museum

Take a break from outside and go discover some cool pre-historic creatures! Dinosaur Discovery is a unique museum that focuses solely on the connection between modern birds and meat-eating dinosaurs.

The museum has life-sized models of over 20 different meat-eating dinosaurs, including the renowned Tyrannosaurus Rex. Dinosaur Discovery offers fun and immersive ways for children to learn about these fascinating creatures.

Enjoy Ice Cream or Frozen Treats

Treat the kiddos to some delicious ice cream or frozen treats available at Scoops Ice Cream! There are plenty of other local ice cream shops and food trucks to enjoy this summer. Indulging in a cold treat can provide temporary relief from the heat and be a tasty way to stay cool.

Summer in Kenosha is the perfect time to make memories with your loved ones. From attending exciting local events to discovering new outdoor activities, there are endless possibilities for family fun. Remember to stay hydrated throughout the day, apply sunscreen, and take breaks in shaded areas to avoid overexposure to the sun.

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