15 Fantastic Ways To Keep Cool In The Virginia Heat

Summers in Virginia are beautiful –but they can be hot. Very hot. Fortunately, there are plenty of ways to keep cool in the summer heat. We’ve put together a list of just a few of the activities and outdoor amenities you can take advantage of this summer during the hottest weather in Virginia. From sprinklers to sailboats, there’s no reason to let the summer be anything but amazing!

There are more things to add to this list of things to do during the hottest weather of Virginia for sure, but we hope this will get you started on planning your summer. Be sure to check out our list of free activities (Part 1 and Part 2) in Virginia, as well. And in the meantime, let us know your favorite hot-weather activities!

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Hottest Weather In Virginia

June 29, 2021

What is the weather like in Virginia?

Virginia experiences hot and humid weather in the summer with average highs of 86 degrees Fahrenheit, but it's certainly known to get hotter. In fall, there is lower humidity and lower temperatures which can range between 40-80 degrees. WInters are obviously colder with an average of 36 degrees while spring brings 54-degree average temperatures. The state experiences a moderate amount of rainfall annually and winters bring snow especially in the more mountainous areas.

What are the best water parks in Virginia?

A water park is an incredibly fun way to cool off in the summertime no matter how old you are. Kids and adults alike will have a blast on all the epic water slides, wave pools, lazy rivers, and other water features. Luckily, Virginia has numerous water parks to choose from that can make your summer complete as you create memories that will last a lifetime. From Water Country USA in Williamsburg to Ocean Breeze Waterpark in Virginia Beach and Pirate’s Cove Waterpark in Lorton, you can find out more about these and other water parks in this post.

What are some natural lazy rivers I can float on in Virginia?

Are you looking for a way to cool off in nature this summer? Then look no further than one of several natural lazy rivers throughout the state. Grab a tube and float on the river at James River State Park, several spots along the Shenandoah River, and the Clinch River. You can learn more about floating along a lazy river in our previous coverage.