5 Ways to Stay Cool in the Triangle

It’s hot. Like, REALLY hot.

But we know we don’t have to tell you about heat in the Triangle during the summer.

Fortunately, there’s lots of ways to stay cool around town – even though Covid 19 has certainly shaken up some of our summer plans. Check out our list below of fun ways to cool down in the Triangle when the sun is a blazing!

Grab Sangria To Go

Cool off and unwind with fun sangria selections from Bar Virgile. Their specials change weekly, but online ordering makes it easy for you to grab them and enjoy at home.

Sangria from Bar Virgile.

Bar Virgile
105 S Mangum St, Durham, NC 27701
Visit their website to order online.

Splash in the Eno

From the Quarry to “Turtle Hole” there are plenty of places to wade, dip, or just admire the water from the shade. Check out the State Park map and be sure to plan accordingly – some spots may be closed.

Swimmers at the Eno.

Grab A Frozen Treat

There are plenty of great options around the Triangle to enjoy a great frozen treat. Parlor in Durham is a classic and one of our favorites – you can’t go wrong with anything on the menu!

Ice Cream at Parlor in Durham.

Parlor Durham
117 Market St, Durham, NC 27701

Enjoy a Museum Tour… Virtually! (In an air conditioned room!)

Stay home while enjoying local attractions! Museums like the Museum of Natural Sciences in Raleigh are offering free virtual tours, so you can take a stroll and learn all from the comfort of your home!

A Virtual Tour from The Museum of Natural Sciences.

View virtual tours here.

Go For A Paddle

Groups like Frog Hollow Outdoors lead small groups on local guided tours and also offer canoe and kayak instruction. Enjoy a new look at the Triangle from the water!

Hit the water on your own, or with a guided tour.

Browse upcoming tours and classes online here.

Where’s your favorite place to cool down in the Triangle? Share with us in the comments!

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