Things To Do In The St. Louis Area When It's Hot AF Outside [PHOTOS]


You're hot. We're hot. It's hot. Too hot for words, even. So what should we do? We've gathered some ways to cool down in the St. Louis area, so let's get it cracking. Stay cool, St. Louis.
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 Shelter in place at the Penguin House.
(1 Government Drive)
If you're at the Zoo and getting overheated, the best place to be is the Penguin House.
DOYLE MURPHY
Shelter in place at the Penguin House.
(1 Government Drive)

If you're at the Zoo and getting overheated, the best place to be is the Penguin House.
The Last Hotel's Rooftop Pool
(1501 Washington Avenue, 314-390-2500)
Purchase a resort pass and spend a day at the Last Hotel's rooftop pool. The pool is located on the tenth floor and you can see the City Museum, too.
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The Last Hotel's Rooftop Pool
(1501 Washington Avenue, 314-390-2500)

Purchase a resort pass and spend a day at the Last Hotel's rooftop pool. The pool is located on the tenth floor and you can see the City Museum, too.
Citygarden
(801 Market Street, 314-241-3337)
The splash pad at Citygarden is arguably one of the most popular spots to cool down.

Photo courtesy of caseyjofosho / Instagram
Citygarden
(801 Market Street, 314-241-3337)

The splash pad at Citygarden is arguably one of the most popular spots to cool down.
Visit Ted Drewes
(Multiple locations 6726 Chippewa Street, 314-481-2652)
Nothing hits the spot in the summer heat more than a Ted Drewes.
Photo courtesy of Flickr / Philip Leara
Visit Ted Drewes
(Multiple locations 6726 Chippewa Street, 314-481-2652)

Nothing hits the spot in the summer heat more than a Ted Drewes.
Meramec Caverns
(1135 Hwy W, Sullivan; 573-468-2283)
They don't call Missouri the Cave State for nothing. If you're down for a day trip, go cool down in one of our famous caves.
Meramec Caverns
(1135 Hwy W, Sullivan; 573-468-2283)

They don't call Missouri the Cave State for nothing. If you're down for a day trip, go cool down in one of our famous caves.
Raging Rivers
(100 Palisades Parkway, Grafton, IL; 618-786-2345)
Another day trip kind of deal, the water park in Grafton is well worth the trip in order to stay cool.
Raging Rivers
(100 Palisades Parkway, Grafton, IL; 618-786-2345)

Another day trip kind of deal, the water park in Grafton is well worth the trip in order to stay cool.
 Get a root beer float at Fitz's
( 6605 Delmar Boulevard, 314-726-9555)
Ice cream will be our saving grace in this heat.
Get a root beer float at Fitz's
( 6605 Delmar Boulevard, 314-726-9555)

Ice cream will be our saving grace in this heat.
 Go inside the City Museum
(750 N 16th Street, 314-231-2489)
The City Museum stays cool year round.
Courtesy City Museum
Go inside the City Museum
(750 N 16th Street, 314-231-2489)

The City Museum stays cool year round.
St. Louis Aquarium
(201 South 18th Street, 314-923-3900)
Take a gander at all the aquatic animals the Aquarium has to offer without ever getting your hair wet in an effort to stay cool. It's a win-win.
St. Louis Aquarium
(201 South 18th Street, 314-923-3900)

Take a gander at all the aquatic animals the Aquarium has to offer without ever getting your hair wet in an effort to stay cool. It's a win-win.
Visit the Saint Louis Art Museum
(1 Fine Arts Drive)
The Saint Louis Art Museum is free to get into and has air conditioning. That's a win. Another win: You get to see all the beautiful art the area has to offer.
Visit the Saint Louis Art Museum
(1 Fine Arts Drive)

The Saint Louis Art Museum is free to get into and has air conditioning. That's a win. Another win: You get to see all the beautiful art the area has to offer.