While we are strong advocates of enjoying the outdoors while you can each summer, high temps can leave even the biggest beach bums looking for ways to cool off indoors. Here’s a list of 7 ways to still have fun indoors while escaping the summer heat.
Beat the heat while the kids still let out energy at Billy Beez in the Bay Plaza Mall. While it’s not the cheapest outing, prices vary for toddlers, children, and adults- and babies are free. After the kids are worn out, head over to Dairy Queen for some ice cream or Frozen Peaks for froyo before heading home to turn on the AC.
Mall at Bay Plaza
200 Baychester Ave
Print out a Guest Pass for the Bronx YMCA and enjoy some indoor fun for the day. You’ll want to call ahead and see what facilities will be available since their summer camp utilizes the facilities throughout the day. Tip: Be sure to bring your own swim cap to avoid the $5 pricetag onsite.
2 Castle Hill Ave
Bronx, NY 10473
Join a Bronx Recreational Center through NYC Parks. With affordable membership costs, you’ll have indoor activities available for the entire year. Each center offers different facilities, including indoor pools, weight rooms, basketball courts, dance studios, art studios, game rooms, and libraries.
Your Local Library
Each day there are different storytimes and other events at libraries throughout the Bronx. It’s always a great way to cool off, play games, read books, and more. Be sure to sign up for a library card if you don’t already have one- you can also rent movies in addition to checking out books to enjoy at home in the AC.
On weekends, enjoy a Family Art Project inside the Wave Hill at Wave Hill. Inspired by nature, these projects will still bring a little bit of outdoors inside. After, enjoy lunch upstairs at the Cafe’ and enjoy beautiful views of the Hudson River.
West 249th Street and Independence Avenue
Mon Amour Coffee & Wine
Throw on your summer maxi and bring along your best costume pearls for a fun tea party- but replace the tea with iced coffee- and enjoy macaroons or muffins at Mon Amour Coffee & Wine. Go back later in the evening with friends for some refreshing sangria during happy hour.234 W 238th St
Bronx, NY 10463
Enjoy a themed paint party with Confetti Paints one night this summer. With popular themes like Shopkins and even upcoming Pokemon Go paint nights, they’ll have fun and even go home with new decor for their room.
What ways are you beating the heat this summer? Share your ideas!