I live in the Tampa Bay area and during the Summer months, when the temperature hits 90 degrees or more with high levels of humidity, it can be painful to do things outdoors.
And while the beach can provide some relief, it’s not always the best option especially when the temperature rises into the upper 90s.
Not to mention the sun and how hot it can be, at times, even the sand can be unbearable. The beach is great in the mornings and later in the evening when the temperature is a bit cooler. But during the middle of the day when the sun is the hottest, I try to avoid the beach as much as I can. So, I am always on the hunt for air conditioned indoor attractions during the warmer months. Luckily, there are plenty in Tampa to choose from and we even have a year-round indoor skating rink only 30 minutes away. This is a sure way to keep cool during the Summer months. Plus, the skating rink is inside of a mall that also has air conditioning. Besides ice skating during the Summer months, I also enjoy going bowling. Of course, bowling alleys are always air conditioned and they are family-friendly, and are great places to beat the heat for a few hours. It is so important to have climate controlled attractions when living in a tropical city like Tampa. Not only do they provide relief from the heat during the Summer months, but they are also fun activities that are great for the entire family.