31 Ways to Beat the Summer Heat

Holy heat wave, Batman! With temps in the 90s and the humidity at an all-time high, we think it’s a fine time to chill — here’s how

We’re not going to lie: it’s so hot out there, the chickens are laying hard-boiled eggs*. In honor of the Valley’s hottest stretch — typically mid-July — here’s our impromptu list of the myriad ways to beat the heat. Feel free to share your own tips in the Facebook comments box below. Stay cool!

Beaches
When you think of the beach, the Hudson Valley typically doesn’t come to mind. But believe it or not, the area is full of local beaches! Here’s where to find nine of them. (Read full story)

Cocktails
Filled with fresh fruit and herbs, these two summer sippers elevate the fine art of entertaining — and staying cool. (Read full story)

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Iced Tea
The quintessential summer drink gets a kick in the form of your favorite liquor. Here are three refreshing spins on iced tea. (Read full story)

Ice Cream
In case you missed it, July 19 was National Ice Cream Day. But you’re in luck! Here are 15 ice cream parlors we think are fab. (Read full story)

Water Parks
Slip, slide, and escape the heat at these two family-friendly water parks. (Read full story)

*Gotta love the interwebs. Hat tip to whoever came up with this joke.

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