Many retirees are drawn to Phoenix for its year-long sunshine, golf courses, and balmy temperatures. Still, June, July, and August can feel a little too hot, even for summer’s biggest fans. During those scorching 90 days, the temperature sits at an average of 103°F. It’s even been hot enough that a local news station managed to partially cook an egg on the sidewalk.
Luckily, Phoenix offers many escapes from the summer heat so you don’t end up like that egg.
Spend the Day at the Mall
Quality shopping is just a short distance away. Scottsdale Fashion Square gives residents access to shops like Nordstrom, Crate & Barrel, Gucci, kate spade new york, and many more. The shopping center is a popular destination for both residents and visitors to Phoenix, and is the perfect place to cool down and people watch even if shopping isn’t your thing. If you’re looking for high quality, local restaurants, outdoor lifestyle center Kierland Commons is a good destination. While you do have to venture outside between locations, everywhere is air conditioned as soon as you pass through the front doors.
Wet ‘n’ Wild Phoenix
Cool off and have fun! Found in North Phoenix, a 20 minute drive from your Aderra condominium, Wet ‘n’ Wild is the state’s largest theme park — and another great place to avoid the summer heat. While there are plenty of waterslides for adventurous adults and kids, Wet ‘n’ Wild is about much more than just thrills. Monsoon Bay and the Crazy Cactus Roaring River are two non-waterslide alternatives where you can get in the water without ever having to mount an inflatable tube. Admission to Wet ‘n’ Wild ranges from $29.99 to $32.99 for seniors aged 62 and above, and there are also family and season passes so you can enjoy fun with the entire family.
Chill Out by the Pool
Why wander far from home when everything you need to cool off is close by? That’s the case for those fortunate enough to call an Aderra condominium home. The landscaped Aderra pool is an ideal place to relax during the hot summer months (and any other time of year). Palms and other leafy trees provide spots of shade, and there is also plenty of seating on deck. When it gets a little too warm sunbathing, you know what to do!
Go Ice Skating
Why not introduce a little winter to your summer? Phoenix is home to an AZ Ice, where you can take to the ice on skates. Public skating sessions are held at various times throughout the week, and are for all ages and skill levels. You may have, understandably, sold your skates before moving to Phoenix. Don’t worry — the center offers rentals, too. It’s never too late to take up skating as a hobby, either, and the center runs group skating lessons for adults and children.
As the state capital, Phoenix is museum central. Summer offers the perfect opportunity to explore these cultural, air-conditioned gems. The Phoenix Art Museum is home to world-class painting and photography, and is the location of many film showings and public lectures. The Heard Museum in central Phoenix has one of the country’s best collections of American Indian art, and has shops and dining if you want to round off the day. Meanwhile, classic automobile lovers will be fascinated by the Martin Automobile Museum, where you can learn about classic cars and see many of them displayed for yourself. It’s open between Thursday and Saturday. The Phoenix Art Museum and Heard Museum each offer discounts to seniors, and the automobile museum suggests a $5 donation with each visit.
Staying at home isn’t the only option for keeping cool this summer — in fact, it can be the best time of year to explore all Phoenix has to offer!
For more about what Aderra has to offer our condo owners, get in touch with us today.