1. Sit in water–any water will do: swimming pool, a plastic kiddie pool (add a few bags of ice) and of course the big blue Sea of Cortez is always waiting to cool you off.
2. Float on the water, buy a raft, a noodle, or an inter-tube and just float away cooling your internal body system.
3. Eat ice cream, frozen treats: I can’t help but recommend Thrifty (love the vanilla cookie dough) but any ice cream place will do as well as homemade ice cream bars sold by the food cart vendors.
4. Drink cool refreshing drinks, here’s one I found that fits August perfectly. You can try it with or without the alcohol. (It’s a beer margarita)
1 cup frozen limeade concentrate, thawed
1 cup tequila
1/2 cup orange liqueur
1/2 to 1 cup cold beer
Stir together first 3 ingredients until well blended. Fill 4 medium glasses with crushed ice. Pour limeade mixture evenly into glasses. Add beer to taste.(Southern Living)
5. Hang out at air conditioned café, or restaurant. Think snow, blizzards, icestorms.
6. Go to a movie. Check out the movie schedule at Citi Cinemas, and if you haven’t checked out the off the grid El Pinacate visitor center they also show a film in both English and Spanish about this Unesco World Heritage Site.
7. Venture out in the wee early morning to discover the beach, or later in the evening when the slight breeze comes in from the ocean and the heat of the day is either faded away or just on the verge of emerging. Take solace in this peaceful cooler time.
8. Take a boat ride…it’s always cooler on the water.
9. Rent a movie that takes place in a cold place, turn the air down, grab a blanket. A few suggestions that might give you the chill factor: The Shining, Transibberean, The Edge, A Simple Plan, Eight Below, Frozen, Deadfall, Whiteout.
10. Visit San Francisco, well couldn’t help but throw that one in– it is always cool in the summer, according to the famous quote supposedly said by Mark Twain “the coldest winter I ever spent is a summer in San Francisco” A saying, practically a San Francisco cliche, turns out to be an invention of unknown origin. I guess it is the coolest thing Mark Twain never said.
Or just Visit Rocky Point, put the cold air on and look at the cool blue beautiful Sea of Cortez out the window.
Anita Kaltenbaugh is the Mexico travel examiner at examiner.com and author of the book “Travel Secrets- Insider guide to planning, affording and taking more vacations” available at Amazon.com.