Beat the heat in Sacramento

Use these tips to stay safe during this week’s heat wave in Sacramento.

A young father stands with his child in front of a pool with play equipment

The North Natomas Aquatics Complex has recreational swimming 1-5 p.m.

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With a heat wave this week and temperatures expected to reach up to 105° today, the National Weather Service has issued a Heat Advisory for our region until 11 p.m. tomorrow.

Don’t sweat — we’ve got a list of local resources and activities to help keep you both safe and cool all day long.

Go for a swim

The city operates 12 swimming pools, along with four wading pools for younger children. Swimming is also permitted in the American River, but be sure to stay safe by grabbing a free life jacket rental from the Sacramento Fire Department.

Check out a library

Libraries are a great way to cool down and keep yourself entertained with books, movies, and more. There’s even an interactive map to help you find the closest one (all locations in gray).

Cooling off is an art

Books not your thing? Consider a visit to one of our many museums, like the Crocker, MOSAC, or the Sacramento History Museum.

The city also has a great list of general tips, from staying hydrated to taking cold showers. Also, don’t forget about places like Gunther’s or Vic’s for locally made ice cream treats.

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