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10 Ways to Enjoy Summer in Southern Arizona

Summer is officially here, and we’re here with ideas to stay cool and have fun in Southern Arizona.

1. Find a pool
… or visit a water park.

2. Frequent splash pads
… great for young kids! (Here’s a list in Tucson, and one in Phoenix.

3. Make sure you have a good fan
… for your home or workplace.

4. Drink water
iced tea and lemonade are good refreshing choices, too.

5. Find a good sunscreen
… and apply it often. (Check out paraben-free varieties, too.)

6. Monitor your air conditioning usage
… to avoid skyrocketing electric bills. (Here's the recommended temperature for optimal savings.)

7. Catch a local show
… to enjoy the air conditioning and entertainment.

8. Avoid using your oven
… it adds extra heat to the home. (Check out these 78 grilling recipes.)

9. Cook healthy, cold meals
… get creative with salads, raw fruits and vegetables, and homemade popsicles.

10. Visit your local Vantage West branch
… we have air conditioning!

No matter what your plans are, we wish you a terrific summer!

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