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Places to Visit Before the Heat of Summer Hits

The year 2019 was the second hottest year ever recorded on the planet after 2016. And while some used the extreme heat to have fun in the sun, others experienced illness and heat stroke from the blazing temperatures. Summers are getting longer and more intense with climate change. And that means some of America’s warmest cities will be even hotter this summer. So here are the places you should visit now, as the cooler temperatures will certainly make these destinations a more enjoyable experience for you and your family.

Birmingham, Alabama

The Southern states will be the hardest hit by summer heat and humidity, so this is the region of the United States you definitely want to check out in winter and spring. Birmingham, Alabama is an affordable, family-friendly city with a lot to offer. Birmingham is famous for its role in the Civil Rights Movement of the 1960s. The city is filled with the history of that defining era of American culture. Visit the Birmingham Civil Rights Institute in the city’s Civil Rights District to learn about the social movement and other human rights struggles. You will also want to check out the Birmingham Zoo, home to 950 animals and several types of endangered species. If you are looking for outdoor recreational activity, visit Birmingham’s Cahaba River for canoeing, kayaking, or just a stroll along the water.

The last thing you want during your vacation is to be without a working cell phone. But sometimes, accidents happen. If during your vacation in Alabama, you break your phone then go to uBreakiFix Birmingham for iPhone repair in Birmingham. The business is located at 5492 US-280 Birmingham, AL 35242 and their phone number is (205) 408-1333.

Orlando, Florida

Orlando is a fun city for the whole family, but the summer humidity can make it a bit unbearable during that season. Florida’s mild winter temperatures are a great escape from the colder parts of the U.S. Orlando is known for its theme parks so this is a great city to take the kids to. You can explore Walt Disney World, SeaWorld, and Universal Orlando. If you have a child who needs a stroller, go to Orlando Stroller Rental to rent one for the day. Of course, there are plenty of other fun attractions in Orlando to visit besides its theme parks. Enjoy a shopping spree at the Orlando Premium Outlets. Visit the Kennedy Space Center for an educational science experience. And be amazed by magic at The Great Magic Hall.

Austin, Texas

Texas summers can be brutal with scorching temperatures of up to 100 degrees Fahrenheit in July and August. The better time of the year to visit the Lone Star State is in the winter, spring, and fall when temperatures are cooler. Austin earned the nickname “Live Music Capital of the World” because of its thriving music scene and festivals like South by Southwest. But the city is more than just its great taste in music. Austin boasts numerous swimming holes, food trucks, and murals for you to check out. The Colorado River runs through Austin so you and your family can enjoy plenty of water activities like paddleboarding, kayaking, and canoeing. The city is also the state’s capital so you can get a sense of the state’s history with a tour of the Capitol Building.

Phoenix, Arizona

This populous desert city might be too sweltering in the summer, but the cooler temperatures of other seasons make it a great vacation spot for your family. The city’s landscape is perfect for outdoor enthusiasts, nature lovers, and hikers. Visit Papago Park, Camelback Mountain, and (of course) the Grand Canyon for breathtaking views and natural wonders.

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