By Angela Patterson, About.com Guide
Summer is a great time to get outside with the long days and unbroken sunshine. Public gardens are at their lushest. Hiking trails are dry and firm. Just make sure you drink enough water and use sunscreen or a hat.
Holidays and Festivals
Of course, the sunshine makes it perfect for outdoor festivals.
Cool Off Outdoors
Water parks, public pools, spraygrounds -- it's all here.
Cool Off Indoors
When the heat gets to be too much, head indoors to cool off.
- Malls in the Metroplex
- Fort Worth Cultural District
- Interurban Railway Museum
- Museum of the American Railroad
- Dallas Museum of Art
- Sixth Floor Museum
- Sid Richardson Museum
- Great Wolf Lodge Water Park (Outdoor Seasonally)
- Galleria Ice Rink
Get Fit for Summer
With some finagling, we may be able to get out of wearing a bikini. But most of us will bare legs and arms if only to keep cool. Keep both the inside and outside healthy.
What's life without free stuff? Summer can get expensive with the camps or daycare for the kids and with vacations (or staycations).