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As the temperatures start to rise, we’re all looking for ways to beat the heat. We have no shortage of pools and water parks, but there’s a lot of other ways to keep cool in the Valley. Here are a few you may not have considered.

1. Ice Bar

Polar Play Ice Bar is the best place in town to chill out. Literally. The admission ticket includes a parka, gloves and all-day access to fun and games within a 23-degree environment. This arctic playground is part of the Odysea in the Desert entertainment complex, which has an aquarium and a variety of other indoor attractions.

two women beat the heat at ice bar

2. Mini-Golf

Move your golf game indoors where it’s nice and cool. Play Pebble Beach or 20 other world-class courses in air conditioned comfort at Under Par or play 18 holes of glow-in-the-dark mini golf at Glow Putt. Take golf to a whole new level at Top Golf, a huge driving range/restaurant/bar with four Arizona locations that adds a fun and competitive twist to the game. Stalls have air conditioning and misters so you’ll never break a sweat.

3. Indoor Skydiving

Feel the wind in your face and the rush of a lifetime at iFLY, an indoor skydiving experience. To make it extra cool, add in the virtual reality option and BASE jump the Alps or fly over some of the world’s most exotic destinations.

4. Indoor Go-Kart Racing

Not quite ready for skydiving? You can still feel the wind in your face while firmly on the ground with indoor go-kart racing at Octane Raceway or K1 Speed. Both are indoors and offer courses for children and adults.

5. Bowling 

Bowling is cool by every definition of the word! Bowling alleys like Bowlero and Brunswick Zone have opened locations all over the Valley, offering an exciting atmosphere with a wide range of entertainment options–all tucked away from the outdoors. Skylanes takes it a step further by combining bowling with clubbing for the 21 and over crowd.

photo of bowlero bowling alley

Whatever you do to beat the heat this summer, have fun and think cool thoughts!