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3 Ways to Beat the Summer Heat in Miramar

Jun 23rd, 2014

Conveniently located near Fort Lauderdale, Fla. and not far from the cultural attractions for which Miami is renowned, the City of Miramar, Fla. is a safe and relatively quiet place to live. While the weather is enjoyable most of the year, late summer days can be downright sweltering.

If you want to beat the heat but you don’t feel like jetting off to one of the air-conditioned entertainment and retail meccas in Miami or nearby Fort Lauderdale, here are three ideas sure to cool you down and make for a good time.

1. Visit the Regional Park Water Playground

Just because Miramar lies a bit inland from the coast doesn’t mean it’s difficult or time-consuming to find a place where you can get wet and enjoy a good thrill, especially if the you in question is a relatively young child. Miramar’s Regional Park Water Playground, open daily from 9 AM to 6 PM, has several water slides and other interactive water playground features that can occupy children for hours. Three pools and a variety of water features spread throughout the park grounds make it easy for parents to cool down too.

2. Hang Out by the Pool or Beach

For a city of just over 100,000, Miramar has a great many swimming pools and nearby beaches. If you don’t want to deal with the sand, take a visit to your local, chilled public swimming pool such as Miramar Regional Aquatic Park or MCAS Miramar. But if you want the ocean breaze, head over to one of the many nearby beaches for some all day fun. Hollywood Beach, Haulover Beach Park, and Las Olas Beach are all within 15 miles of Miramar.

3. Hit Up Miramar Town Center

Home to the brilliant new city hall, Miramar Town Center is open for business, but it’s far from complete. With 172,000 square feet of space zoned for retail stores, it promises to be one of the most amenable new shopping centers in the Fort Lauderdale area. Since it is still a work in progress, check on it occasionally and visit whenever new stores open that you want to explore.

With beautiful beaches, upscale shopping centers, and other great sources of entertainment within a 25-mile radius of Miramar, it can be easy to forget that the town itself has places where families and groups of friends can pass the time together on hot, sunny days. Before you run elsewhere to beat the heat the next time the temperatures make you want to squirm, consider saving time, gas, and money by hanging around the area for the day.

What is your favorite way to beat the heat in Miramar on the hottest summer days? 

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