The “Washingtonian” Guide to Beating the Summer Heat

Our favorite frozen treats, water workouts, and more.

By: Tanya Pai

We’ve reached the point in the summer when temperatures soar, the desire to be outside plummets, and popsicles become a more-than-acceptable dinner. We feel for you (especially for the unfortunate folks dealing with the water issues in Prince George’s County!). So to help you combat the sweltering heat, we’ve put together a guide to staying cool in Washington. Read on for tips on what to eat and drink, how to heat-proof your fitness routine, and even how to keep your pets from getting heat stroke.

Food and Drink

Washington’s Best Ice Creams

3 Refreshing Flavored Water Drinks

5 New Dishes to Try on a Hot Summer Evening

Summer Obsessions: Growl Cold-Brew Coffee

Pop-Up Alert: Nicecream Offers Breakfast Ice Cream and Freshly Frozen Treats

Health and Fitness

5 Aquatic Workouts in DC

7 Tips for Running in the Summer

Which Drugstore Sports Suncreens Work Best?

Easy Ways to Stay Cool During an Outdoor Workout

4 Places to Go Standup Paddleboarding in Washington

10 Sweat-Wicking Tops to Beat the Heat

Style and Beauty

4 Outfit Essentials for Super-Hot Days

4 Steps to No-Melt Summer Makeup

3 Easy Hot-Weather Hairstyles for Long Hair

Style Tip for Guys: What to Wear to a Summer Wedding

The 10 Beauty Products You Need This Summer

Activities and Entertainment

10 Recommendations for Good Summer Reads

The 2013 Guide to Outdoor Pools

8 Can’t-Miss Health and Fitness Books

For Four-Legged Friends

Better Than a Biscuit: Dog-Approved Ice Creams

How to Prevent Heat Stroke in Dogs