Arkansas July 27, 2015
8 Things You Must Do In Arkansas On A Hot, Summer Day
The dog days are upon us in Arkansas. Natives of the Natural State absolutely must try these activities before they can say they’ve truly enjoyed the splendor of these hot temperatures. Remember, you have a limited time-frame before summer is over so get out there and catch some rays.
8. Make Sun Tea
The sweet taste of sun tea truly improves even the hottest of Arkansas summer days. It's a quick, cool, and easy way to enjoy an afternoon cup of tea without heating up the kitchen!
7. Apply Sunscreen
Any Arkansan who's suffered a bad burn can tell you that sunscreen is a must-have item in order to survive a Natural State summer. Whether you're spending the day at the lake or even just working for a few hours outdoors, it's always best to keep your skin protected with the proper cream!
Despite all of the recipes out there for great summer beverages to enjoy, nothing beats water when it comes to feeling completely and totally refreshed. Arkansas summers require a lot of drinking water to stay healthy and properly hydrated, so be sure to get your daily intake of H20, especially if you'll be outside during the dog days!
5. Take the Kids to a Splash Pad
Splash pads, or mini water parks, have become very popular in Arkansas parks in recent years and are a great alternative to the huge crowds at the larger theme water parks. Kids have a great time & everyone gets a chance to cool off!
4. Haul Out the Slip-n-Slide
Whether it's store-bought or one of the creative homemade jobs, you can't beat your own backyard for summer fun! Slip-n-slides are great for kids (and kids at heart) who enjoy zooming and splashing around - just be sure to exercise caution & play responsibly!
3. Visit Magic Springs and Crystal Falls in Hot Springs
Ever since the addition of the water park to the already-beloved Magic Springs, summers for many Arkansas families have meant a trip to the Spa City for a day of fun either braving the thrill rides at Magic Springs or cooling off at Crystal Falls!
2. Visit Wild River Country in Little Rock
Arkansas's largest water park remains one of the most popular destinations for families on a hot summer day! New rides continue to be added to Wild River Country's already exciting list of park attractions.
1. Go to the Lake
There are so many great beaches in Arkansas to enjoy during the summer if the splash pads & water parks aren't your thing! Many families across the Natural State enjoy spending an entire summer day in the sun on an Arkansas lake.
Above all else, anyone enjoying time outside on an Arkansas summer day absolutely must exercise caution and take care – the summer heat in the Natural State is no joke! By taking the proper precautions and hitting all the fun locations, a sweltering day doesn’t have to be an unpleasant one in Arkansas.