Lots of local restaurants are offering food and beverage delivery. Scottsdale Fashion Square: Cool off in Arizona with more than 225 retailers including Nordstrom, Neiman Marcus and many more. Angels Trumpet Ale House: Check out the ever-changing chalkboards for dozens of unique craft beers that will cool you off on the hottest days. Big Surf: As America’s original wave pool with 2.5 million gallons of water, Big Surf’s Waikiki Beach is the place to be to cool off in Arizona. Monument Valley Navajo Tribal Park is an expanse of sandy land that sits between the border of Arizona and Utah. Grasshopper Point, Sedona, AZ   Just a short drive from Phoenix, Grasshopper Point is a serene place to cool off and relax. Fairmont Scottsdale Princess: The resort hauled in 830 tons of white sand from Florida for its 9,000-square-foot Sunset Beach that will help you cool off in Arizona. Lake Havasu’s London Bridge: This immigrant bridge once spanned the Thames but is now a fixture in Arizona. Dolphinaris Arizona: Swim with dolphins or meet the dolphins from dry land right in Scottsdale. All Rights Reserved. But even after the week ends, it will still be a good time to check out the night sky from your own backyard. Humphreys Peak: The highest point in Arizona is an oddly snow-topped peak within the otherwise arid state. JW Marriott Phoenix Desert Ridge Resort & Spa: The resort offers five pools, including a lazy river outdoor pool, Revive Spa adult pool, a serpentine waterslide and kids splash pad. Golfland Sunsplash: Sunsplash operates in the summer and features 29 water-based attractions. Reach the reporter at weldon.johnson@arizonarepublic.com. We have reviews of the best places to see in Arizona. Salt River Tubing: You may choose two, three, and five-hour trips that include float time and shuttle bus ride. For those looking to beat the heat, there are plenty of options beyond the old standby of binge watching TV shows. Check out a virtual concert: Local musicians and theater companies are putting shows and livestream performances online. You can also visit the famous London Bridge or stroll around the local shops. MacAlpine’s Diner & Soda Fountain: Circa-1928 soda fountain with wooden booths, vintage decor and retro food and drinks such as egg creams. Ice Den: There is always time to lace up your skates and hit the ice, even when it’s triple digits in the Valley. Ask about the Penguin Interaction Program. Online, Heard Museum Announces New Grand Gallery Exhibition: "Leon Polk Smith: Hiding in Plain Sight", LDV Winery Supporting Valley Youth Theatre, Customized Chevys Donated to the Phoenix Police Reserve Foundation Will Help Communities Stay Safe, Valley Domestic Violence Shelter Launches Give the Gala Campaign, Southwest Folklife Alliance Presents “ClimateLore”, Best High-End Sushi Restaurants in Phoenix. Venues such as the downtown Phoenix jazz club, The Nash, are also making content available. Phoenix saw its first high over 90 degrees for 2020 on Wednesday and highs are expected to top 100 degrees this weekend with even hotter temperatures in the forecast for next week. Titan Missile Museum: America’s only nuclear missile silo open to the public. Kartchner Caverns: Limestone caves with spectacular showcase chambers. Enjoy the night sky: April 19-26 is International Dark Sky Week and there are plenty of online activities connected with the event at the International Dark-Sky Association website. Lowell Observatory: Visit this Arizona observatory that is famous for investigations into Martian life and Pluto’s discovery. Churn: Create fond memories of cooling off with freshly churned ice cream. As the sun moves across the sky the shadows cast by the towers make for perfect photograph moments. Check out a virtual concert: Local musicians and theater companies are putting shows and livestream performances online. In addition, outdoor spaces such as the Grand Canyon and other National Parks are touting their online offerings. Here are the top 10 places to cool off this summer in Arizona. Following are five ways to stay cool as the Valley heats up. Temperatures are still cooling off once the sun goes down and there are plenty of interesting things to see with the naked eye or binoculars. If you live in one of the hotter climates in Arizona, like Phoenix or Tucson, you are probably thinking about how to stay cool, and one of those ideas might be to leave town. May 23, 2016 - These outdoor attractions promise to cool you down on a hot Arizona summer day. With the first day of summer upon us and with record-setting temperatures in the forecast, we all could use some advice to cool off in Arizona when the heat becomes too much. ! Maya Day + Nightclub: The chic day club is the place to be if you’re looking for a Vegas pool party feel. The Phoenix area’s streak of good luck, weather wise, is coming to an end. 4. While the first 90-degree high came later than normal, the first triple-digit highs are expected about a week ahead of schedule. Visit top-rated & must-see attractions. Slide Rock: Slide Rock State Park takes its name from a natural water slide formed by the slippery bed of Oak Creek. Visit park websites to take virtual tours or browse through slideshows and photo galleries. Situated not too far between Greer and Pinetop-Lakeside, The White Mountains’ high elevation offers reprise from the heat, and makes the perfect destination for hiking, mountain biking, camping, fishing, horseback riding and swimming. Following are five ways to stay cool as the Valley heats up. “You shouldn’t be out anyway, with what else is going on,” O’Malley said. Sooner or later, every Arizona resident will need some relief from the triple-digit temperatures that eventually make us all feel like a hot dog that’s been left under a convenience store warming rack too long. Surrounding the falls you will find a wide range of swimming holes, and you can jump from the rocks high above these deep pools to enjoy a few thrills. Wild Horse Pass Hotel & Casino: Summer rates at Wild Horse Pass include free poolside entertainment Saturdays and Sundays (steel drums, reggae, etc.) Order in while hunkering down: Lots of people have been taking advantage of time at home to do more cooking and baking. Winter weather patterns had hung around longer than usual, which kept temperatures at or slightly below normal levels. Subscribe to azcentral.com today. Dave & Buster’s: Stay cool in Arizona with great games, food and TVs for gamers and sports fans of all ages. It’s also home to Sunrise Park Resort, which stays open through the summer after the snow has melted and offers activities like downhill summer tubing, nature hikes and horseback tours – all with high temperatures typically in the 70s. It’s a good time to stay indoors anyway. Talking Stick Resort: Release Pool Parties at Talking Stick Resort bring in some top DJ talent courtesy of EDM powerhouse Relentless Beats. OdySea Aquarium: OdySea holds more than 2 million gallons of water and is home to more than 30,000 animals. A strong area of high pressure is building over the Southwest and, as weather watchers know, high pressure brings clear skies and a greater chance for things to heat up. “We have excellent confidence temperatures next week will between 100 and 105 degrees. Fortunately, there are plenty of things to do for those looking to escape the heat while still sticking close to home during the COVID-19 outbreak. Colorado … Stay. Dubbed as “Arizona’s Playground” and “Jet Ski Capital of the World,” Lake Havasu also features mountainous landscapes that can be seen by boat. From Memorial Day to Labor Day, the Fairmont Scottsdale Princess is celebrating the past 30 years and the next with its Summer Splash Birthday Bash. Between treatments, lounge poolside under the shade with an iced tea in hand. local restaurants recommended by Arizona Republic dining critic Dominic Armato, Your California Privacy Rights / Privacy Policy. Butterfly Wonderland: Walk among thousands of butterflies and exotic moths as they flutter between flowers and trees. “There is a very large area of strong high pressure becoming parked over the Southwest next week,” O’Malley said.