Go to the beach. The quintessential cooldown zone for San Diego is our coastline. Find a place to chill down by just heading westward. From Pacific Beach to San Onofre, enjoy the waves and cooler temperatures. (Photo by Sandy Huffaker/Getty Images)Photo by: Sandy Huffaker
Go indoor ice skating. It's nice and icy inside at the Kroc Center's ice skating rink, or you could try cooling off at San Diego Ice Arena or UTC Ice Sports Center. (Photo by Kena Betancur/Getty Images)Photo by: Kena Betancur
Find an indoor mall to beat the heat. You need to go back-to-school shopping anyway, right? Plaza Bonita Mall in the South Bay is a good bet, as is North County Fair in Escondido. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)Photo by: Spencer Platt
Have a splash (literally) at the Waterfront Park! There are play areas, interactive water fountains and public art to stimulate your mind as you stimulate your senses. (Jim Grant/10News Weather Watcher)
Visit the YMCA. Some awesome recreational activities are offered at the Jackie Robinson YMCA, Magdalena Ecke YMCA in Encinitas and the Mission Valley YMCA.
Is there any better way to be entertained while also cooling down than going to the movies? Enjoy the a/c on full blast while you watch the Emoji Movie or Wonder Woman. Try Angelika Film Center and Cafe in Carmel Mountain Ranch. It's a multiplex with special family screenings and indie movies.
Spend time at a senior center. Many throughout the county are designated Cool Zones, like the George Stevens Senior Center in Encanto and the Kimball Senior Center in National City. (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)Photo by: Scott Olson
Go to Aquatica. The lazy river at SeaWorld Aquatica is the place to cool down on a stifling hot day. Hold on tight to the handles on your floatie and hold your breath as you pass underneath the waterfalls.
Enjoy an ice cream cone. Is there any sweeter way to cool down than to enjoy a scoop of your favorite flavor? Korky's in Old Town is great, as is Mariposa Ice Cream in Normal Heights, Lighthouse in Ocean Beach, and Moosie's in Kensington. Yum.
Cool down at San Diego Central Library. The a/c is superb at most local libraries thanks to their designation as Cool Zones. Try North Clairemont Library, El Cajon Library, Casa de Oro Library or Santee Library.
Recreation centers, like this one in Chula Vista, are often air conditioned. Try Spring Valley Parks and Recreation Center or Azalea Recreation Center.
Go swimming! There are so many pools for you to enjoy. Try Colina del Sol Pool in City Heights, City of Coronado Aquatics Center, Allied Gardens Pool or even Lafayette.