7 fun ways to cool off this summer—ice cream, concerts + more

Summer in a cup. (Jeni’s Ice Cream / Facebook)

The temps are climbing in Bham, but the fun doesn’t stop. Keep reading for seven of our favorite ways to have a good time in The Magic City without spending too much time in the heat!

1. Skate it out

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With a roller rink this fun, who cares if you fall down half the time? (Skates 280)

Ice-skating, roller-skating, skateboarding…whatever is your jam—Birmingham has it. Stay out of the heat and head to one of our skate rinks/parks for an exciting way to spend a summer day.

2. Grab a cold treat

National Lemonade Day
YUM (Doodles Homemade Sorbets and Ices / Facebook)

There’s no sweeter treat during summer than a cold scoop of ice cream or a fruity sorbet. We love a sweet dessert any time of year, but especially when its keeping us cool on hot summer days. That means it’s healthy, right?

3. Learn something new

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A must-visit. (Birmingham Museum of Art / Facebook)

Learn something new at one of Birmingham’s museums! If you haven’t made your way to Barber Motorsports Museum yet, it’s a must. A visually stunning museum, there are usually around 1000 motorcycles are on display. For the artsier folks, Birmingham Museum of Art’s ever changing galleries are always a sight to see.

4. Catch a movie or a show

Red Mountain Theatre
Always something to see at RMT. (Red Mountain Theatre)

Stay out of the heat for a few hours and catch a movie or a play. Red Mountain Theatre always has an exciting show lined up. (Cinderella is coming soon!)

5. Enjoy a live concert

Maggie Rogers
Maggie Rogers at Iron City. (Jacob Blankenship / Bham Now)

Nothing screams summer more than a good ole’ concert. Birmingham is full of (indoor!) venues to enjoy some of the best concerts without having to sit through the heat.

6. Sip on a cold brew

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Back Forty Beer Co.’s Truck Stop Honey Brown Ale is a taproom staple. (Back Forty Beer Co.)

You know we love a good brewery here at Bham Now. We’ll take any excuse to cool off with our favorite brew.

7. Cool off with a frozen cocktail

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Frozen Pina Colada. (Queen’s Park Birmingham’s / Facebook)

Rising temps are the perfect reason to induldge in an ice cold cocktail. So many of our favorite bars have frozen drink selections for the summer season.

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