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How to Survive Summer in the Coachella Valley

How to Survive Summer in the Coachella Valley

We don’t know where you live, but here in the Coachella Valley….it get’s pretty HOT in the Summer!

cover photo by Channing Benjamin

There’s basically no escaping the direct sunlight, the humidity, the sweating, the dehydration, and the sluggishness. So what do you do when you just can’t beat the heat? You find air conditioning, and you stay there.

Basically, when the heat hits, you just can’t win. Once the temperature skyrockets past 100 degrees and the humidity levels are almost matching, everybody loses. The only way to make it through a Coachella Valley summer is to have a sense of humor and be able to laugh it off.

Coachella Valley Summers

Coachella Valley Summers

How to Survive a Coachella Valley Summer:

1. Switch to iced coffee

We know you need caffeine to make it through your day.  Think about drinking iced coffee.  Don’t walk around with a hot latte in your hand, because you’ll look stupid and you’ll feel worse than you already do.  But if Iced Coffee just isn’t your thing…. (unless it’s a Frappucino or Iced Mocha which is basically pure sugar) do what we do…..crank the air conditioning down!

Iced Coffee...Hot Coffee...We just need our Coffee!

Iced Coffee…Hot Coffee…We just need our Coffee!

2. Have fun anyway (just drink plenty of water)

Go to some pool parties, have a pool party, play video games, head up the Tramway where the weather is about 30 degrees cooler.  Our kids laid out a giant sheet of plastic, poured coconut oil all over it and themselves, turned on the hose and viola!….A Slip-n-slide…Hours of summer fun!  Get out and do something!

Make a Slip-n-Slide

Make a Slip-n-Slide

3. Bake Cookies in your CAR!

Show your kids how cool you are and how living in the Coachella Valley in the summer does have some perks.  I mean, how many people can bake cookies in there car?

4. Learn to LOVE the Night

Yes…become a vampire of sort.  Coachella Valley’s Summer Sun is Brutal…..BUT…Our evenings are perfect!  Night swims, evening walks, trips to your favorite yogurt shop (ours is Beach House Yogurt which even has cool treats for your furry family members).  Embrace the Night! 

Beach House Yogurt for you and your pup!

Beach House Yogurt for you and your pup!

5. Go to the Movies

Did you know that Century Theater at the River has a Summer Movie Clubhouse! See 10 movies for only $5 when bundle is purchased in advance or go when you want and each movie is only $1!!  YES…$1 per person!

Visit Summer Movies Rancho Mirage to see what movies will be playing at the River in Rancho Mirage OR go to https://www.cinemark.com/summer-movie-clubhouse to find a participating theatre near you!

Summer Movies at The River Theater

Summer Movies at The River Theater

6. Night Swim – Some Public Pools are open late

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No Pool…No Problem!

Not everyone is fortunate enough to have a swimming pool but don’t worry because the Coachella Valley has a few public pools to help keep you and your family cool this summer.

Palm Desert Aquatic Center – 

Summer Operational Hours
May – August

Mondays: 5:30am – 9:00pm
Tuesdays: 5:30am – 9:00pm
Wednesdays: 5:30am – 9:00pm
Thursdays: 5:30am – 9:00pm
Fridays: 5:30am – 9:00pm
Saturdays: 7:00am – 9:00pm
Sundays: 8:00am – 9:00pm

Palm Springs Swim Center

La Quinta – Fritz Burns Pool

Indio – Pawley Pool

7. Night Golf in Indio

Yes, standing tall across the nearly 50 acres are light towers which illuminate the 18 holes from dusk until the grounds close at 10 nightly.  https://coachellavalley.com/night-golf/

Indio Night Golf

Indio Night Golf

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