7 ways to make the Memphis heat a little more bearable

It's hot out here, people! But don't let the Summer kill your plans to get out and explore the Bluff City. Here are a few ways you can make the Memphis heat a little more bearable.

Enjoy a Cold Dessert

There are tons of great places around Memphis where you can find awesome desserts, and there’s nothing better than ice cream on hot day!

For example, have you ever tried a frozen treat from MEMPopS before?


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The Main Street Trolley Center and Civic Center Park.

Go to a Splash Pad

One of the best things you can do during the Summer in Memphis, especially if you have kids, is visit one of the many splash pads that are around Memphis.

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Kayak the Wolf River

There’s nothing better than being out on the water during the Summer, and the Wolf River is the perfect place to enjoy a leisurely kayaking trip. Don’t worry if you don’t have your own kayak — you can rent one from the following places:

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Loflin Yard Patio

Sit on a patio and enjoy a drink

There are tons of great patios around town and sitting in the shade with a cold drink in your hand is never a bad idea during the summer.

There are tons of patios where you can bring your dog along with you, and some of them even have the best views in the city.

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Start a Lemonade Stand

That ice-cold lemonade just hits differently in the summertime.  You might as well take advantage of everyone’s thirst and just start yourself a lemonade stand! You can turn a nice a little profit, if you don’t drink all of your own product.

Did you know there are places where it’s illegal to have a lemonade stand? Country Time Lemonade is even offering to help those would-be entrepreneurs with any legal trouble they might run into.

Take a Riverboat Tour

One of the coolest ways to get out on the water this summer is on one of the famous Memphis riverboats.  These riverboat cruises are a great way to get a look at the beauty of the Mississippi River.  It can also be super romantic if you go on one of the dinner and sunset cruises they frequently host.

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Visit the Memphis Zoo

The Memphis Zoo is always a great place to go during the summer.  They have daily events scheduled with their animals and animals like the Spot-Nose Guenon or the Western Lowland Gorillas are usually a lot more active when the temperatures start rising.

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