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!
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.
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:
- Wolf River Canoe Trips, 901-877-3958
- Ghost River Rentals, 901-485-1220
- Outdoors, Inc., Union Avenue and Cordova locations, 901-755-2271 (Cordova Location)
- Allen’s Kayaking Adventures, 202-717-5701
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.
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.