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

You're hot. We're hot. It's hot. 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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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.
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.
Courtesy Le Meridien
Courtesy Le Meridien
Le Meridien St. Louis Clayton's Au Soleil Thursdays
(7730 Bonhomme Avenue, 314-863-0400)

Get access to the third floor terrace pool on Thursdays at the hotel for just $15. From 5:30 to 8 p.m., through September 7 you can enjoy food, cocktails and live music.
Photo courtesy of caseyjofosho / Instagram

Photo courtesy of caseyjofosho / Instagram
(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 Flickr / Philip Leara
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.
Courtesy @sombrant / Flickr
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.
Courtesy @kellywags / Flickr
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.
Courtesy Flickr / @pasa
Get a root beer float at Fitz's
( 6605 Delmar Boulevard, 314-726-9555)

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

The City Museum stays cool year round.
Courtesy Flickr / @pasa
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.