July 22, 2016 Slideshows » Arts

15 Fun Things to Do in San Antonio When It's Too Damn Hot Outside 

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We all love spending time outdoors in San Antonio, but summers in the countdown city are brutal. When temperatures reach all the way up to the high 90's and low 100's, it just doesn't sound very appealing to be hanging out in the sun. Scorching temperatures shouldn't result in staying at home, so've we've listed 15 things when it's hotter than hell in SA.
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The DoSeum
2800 Broadway, (210) 212-4453, thedoseum.org

When your kids need to drain some energy but it's too hot to be outside with them, San Antonio's DoSeum is the answer. With two stories of fun indoor activities for children, the DoSeum will allow the kiddos to run wild while you stay nice and cool in the air conditioning. There is even a water play area outside if y'all feel like getting a little wet.

Photo via Instagram, thedoeseum

Natural Bridge Caverns
26495 Natural Bridge Caverns Road, (210) 651-6144, naturalbridgecaverns.com

This natural attraction will keep you cool with nothing more than the laws of nature. You can take in the beauty of Texas' bowls in the mild temperature of an underground cave. Natural Bridge Caverns also offers a zip line ride and fossil mining, so you're in for a rockin' good time.

Photo via Instagram, nataliyaford

Bowlero
13307 San Pedro Ave., (210) 496-3811, bowlero.com

This bowling alley adds a fun twist to a night on the lanes with an upscale bar, an intricate food menu and even an indoor ropes course. Stop by Monday through Thursday for their happy hour featuring $2 shots and $4 appetizers.

Photo via Instagram, sanantoniosocials

Institute of Texan Cultures
801 E César E. Chávez Blvd., (210) 458-2300, texancultures.com

Get educated on the Lone Star State's history at this massive downtown museum. It boasts genuine artifacts, demonstrations and various other special events designed to entertain, inspire and education. Most importantly, it has air conditioning, so you really can't go wrong by paying it a visit.

Photo via Instagram, texancultures

Rebecca Creek Distillery
26605 Bulverde Rd, (830) 714-4581, rebeccacreekdistillery.com

What's more refreshing than a glass of whiskey on a hot Texas day? Don't bother answering. If you're looking to get out of the sun during the weekend, consider taking a drive to San Antonio's own Rebecca Creek distillery and see firsthand how a crown jewel of Texas makes it into that sleek bottle and eventually our eager bellies. If whiskey isn't you're thing, don't worry, they produce vodka too. You're wrong, though.

Photo via Instagram, actionbenson

San Antonio Aquarium
6320 Bandera Rd, (210) 310-3210, sanantonioaquarium.net

Didn't "Finding Dory" just totally reignite your curiosity about the creatures beneath the deep blue sea? Luckily you can visit our underwater friends at the always air conditioned San Antonio Aquarium whenever you want. At the aquarium, you can feed stingrays, touch an octopus and view an immense amount of exotic creatures from the deep. The aquarium also offers bird, iguana and pony exhibits for you landlubbers.

Photo via Instagram, whitetiger2345

San Antonio Museum of Art
200 W Jones Ave., (210) 978-8100, sanantoniomuseum.org

Art is cool. So is air conditioning. That makes SAMA the best of both worlds. Special exhibits this summer include Mi Casa, Your Casa, Highest Heaven Spanish and Portuguese Colonial Art and the works of Carlos Merida. General admission is free to the public Tuesdays from 4-9pm and Sundays from 10am-noon.

Photo via Instagram, sama_art

Witte Museum
3801 Broadway St, (210) 357-1900, wittemuseum.org

The Witte Museum is a staple of San Antonio summers. From the always fun treehouse to the various educational exhibits, there is something at the Witte for everyone in your family. This summer's exhibits are Maya Hidden Worlds Revealed and the Splendor on the Range Exhibit focusing on American Indians. Photo via Instagram, jtrev

Alamo Drafthouse
618 NW Loop 410, (210) 677-8500, drafthouse.com

Sometimes the best way to keep yourself entertained and out of the sun is to go catch yourself a summer movie. The Alamo Drafthouse takes something as simple as an afternoon movie outing and adds a unique spin on it with their food and beverage menu and comical pre-show presentations. In addition to the summer's biggest blockbusters, the Drafthouse also offers an extensive series of throwback films, sing-alongs and quote-alongs all with their own props and party favors. As a bonus, teachers are given free matinee admission all summer. What a place!

Photo via Instagram, drafthouse

Ballet San Antonio
115 Auditorium Cir #10,20,21, (210) 404-9641, belletsanantonio.org

Get inside and expose yourself to a fresh artistic medium with Ballet San Antonio. Ballet San Antonio is the resident professional ballet company of the Tobin Center. The company holds regular performances in the beautiful venue that will not only keep you inside and cool, but will provide you with a graceful and mellowing experience that will carry on over to your personal life.

Photo via Instagram, andresacastillo

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Laugh Out Loud Comedy Club
618 NW Loop 410 #312, (210) 541-8805, lolsanantonio.com

When the heat starts to make you feel down in the dumps, remedy the situation by watching some comedy and San Antonio's Laugh Out Loud. The intimate comedy club hosts an array of talent from local up and comers to established performers like Hannibal Buress and Dave Attell. Laughter is the best medicine for any ailment. Especially heat exhaustion.

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Landa Library
233 Bushnell Ave, (210) 207-9090, landagardens.org

After spending some time in its beautiful outdoor garden, cool off inside by browsing Landa Library's impressive collection of books and films for checkout. The library is inside what used to be a house, so you should have no problem making yourself at home.

Photo via Instagram, aslava

K1 Speed
6955 NW Loop 410, (210) 802-0802, k1speed.com

Satisfy your need for speed at this indoor go-kart track. It accommodates for all skill levels and offers a fun and safe racing experience for anyone interested in hauling ass in a tiny vehicle. Secure that helmet and fasten your seatbelt, pal, because you're in for a wild ride.

Photo via Instagram, enrique_m25

Elva's Skin & Body Spa
4957 De Zavala Road, (210) 615-3773, elvasskinbodyspa.com

We all deserve a spa day, so why no treat ourselves?Elva's Skin & Body Spa offers the whole nine yards when it comes to spoiling yourself. You can get a facial, a waxing, a massage, you name it. Spas are something beautiful that should be enjoyed by everyone regardless of gender, so open up your mind and give it a chance.

Photo via Instagram, elvasskinandbodyspa

Main Event
1911 N. Loop 1604 E., (210) 305-5999, mainevent.com

This entertainment destination packs all things fun under a single roof. Main events offers patrons bowling, laser tag, a ropes course, billiards and much more. It also has a bar and a generous selection of food items. Once you touch down at the massive building, there's no reason to go anywhere else for the rest of the day.

Photo via Instagram, theasetterbo

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The DoSeum
2800 Broadway, (210) 212-4453, thedoseum.org

When your kids need to drain some energy but it's too hot to be outside with them, San Antonio's DoSeum is the answer. With two stories of fun indoor activities for children, the DoSeum will allow the kiddos to run wild while you stay nice and cool in the air conditioning. There is even a water play area outside if y'all feel like getting a little wet.

Photo via Instagram, thedoeseum

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