How to Keep Cool and Survive a Denver Summer
We’re hitting that late-summer stride in Colorado as temps rise into the upper 90s, and being without air conditioning feels unbearable. The public pools close this weekend, so where do you go in this city for a chilly respite? Host Bree Davies is joined by newsletter editor Peyton Garcia and producers Paul Karolyi and Olivia Jewell Love to share their favorite places to cool off — from cheap and/or free options to some pricey picks if you’re really desperate to beat that heat!
Some links to learn more about all the things we talked about:
- National Science Foundation Ice Core Facility (Lakewood)
- Colorado Ice Works (Englewood)
- Hessaire MC18M Swamp Cooler
- IKEA Scavenger Hunt
- Free days at various museums
- Tubing in Golden, The Golden Mill (Golden)
- Great Wolf Lodge (Colorado Springs)
- Go dip your feet in a mountain creek (Maybe Estes Park?)
- Ride the Pegasus Shuttle
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