The heat this week was a bit challenging, to say the least. Being stuck indoors isn’t the most exciting way to spend days and nights. Not to mention that it’s easy to go stir crazy.
We have some ideas for some beat-the-heat fun, which will help keep your cool this weekend.
Ice cream blitz
Be careful, this could cause brain freeze or, maybe, just a lot of steam escaping from the top of your head. Trek to downtown Naperville where you can enjoy ice cream, gelato and frozen yogurt within the space of few blocks.
You can venture from spot to spot downtown, or just stay on Jefferson Avenue between Washington Street and Main Street. Within that one block you can find, , , , which offers soft-serve ice cream, , offering Hagen Dazs ice cream. Should you venture to the surrounding streets, you can find yogurt at and frozen cookie dough at . Not to mention all the other ice cream shops around town.
Bowling and more
Whether you want to spend some time with the kids or your friends, why not go bowling? Not a huge fan of those funky shoes? Then consider a friendly game or two of billiards. Whether you choose to wager on who wins is up to you. offers 40 lanes, 16 billiard tables, bumper cars, “lazer tag” and an arcade. Whew. I’m tired just typing that up. There is enough to do here to keep anyone occupied for hours on end.
Ice, ice baby
Dreaming about those cool winter days? If this heat has you wishing you could throw on a sweater and a winter hat, head to the for the open skating hours this weekend. The rink opens up to the public from 3:30 to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. Call first to make sure the rink hasn’t changed its schedule.
has some of the summer’s biggest blockbusters playing. If you haven’t seen the final installment of the Harry Potter series, here’s the perfect opportunity for some cool entertainment. If you are so over Harry, then there is Bad Teacher, Captain America, Cars 2, Friends with Benefits, Winnie the Pooh, Transformers, Larry Crowne, Zookeeper and Horrible Bosses. So many films to choose from, I bet you could spend an entire day inside the theater. Why not give it a try?
Dance the heat away
Why not try something new while you try to stay cool? You’ll be indoors but you may work up a sweat as you dance to your heart’s desire. Escape to España with a little flamenco. offers a Sunday afternoon flamenco class that is ongoing. So find a good pair of shoes and stomp away the heat.