5 Free Ways to Beat the Summer Heat | Jaguar Minneapolis

August is here and that means so is the August heat. Don't spend your last few days of summer huddled next to the AC vent in your home. Get out and enjoy the sunshine with one of our 5 Free (or nearly free) Ways to Beat the Summer Heat

5.  Take a lake day

This one may seem obvious in the land of 10,000 lakes, but it remains a foolproof (and free) way to cool off from the summer sun. With 22 lakes in the metro area alone, there is plenty of shoreline for everyone to share. So load up the Jag, grab the sunnies and sun block and hit the water.

4.  Run through the sprinklers

Get in touch with your inner child for this (almost) free activity. Reminisce on days of summers past as you romp through the refreshing streams of icy water from your home sprinkler or watering system. Grab the kids and make it family a fair, or send the kids to Grandma's and make it a party for two. All it will cost is a few extra dollars on your water bill.

3.  Make you own popsicles

With a few items you already have in your house you will be on your way to frosty treat heaven in no time. All you need is some fruit juice or some real fruit your have blended to a juice texture. If you don’t have any popsicle molds laying around, take a sandwich baggie like this and fill it with the juice 3/4 of the way full.  If you don’t have any of these bags lying around this becomes one of our almost free options with a quick trip to the store. Finally, place a popsicle stick in the bag, seal it off and place it in the freezer. If you don’t have any spare popsicle sticks, a spoon or even a plastic knife will do the trick in a pinch.

2.  Sled-and-slide

You know those sleds and inner tubes you stuffed up the attic for the summer? Well it's time to bust them out. Grab your sleds, some water guns and find a grassy hillside, preferably not in the "Yard of the Month." Have people take turns sliding down the hillside while everybody else douses them in water from water guns. Don’t have any water guns lying around? A garden hose works nicely too.


1.  Drive to new sights

Our favorite way to stay cool this summer is a simple drive in your Jaguar F-Type through the breathtaking Minnesota scenery. Take everything in with an unbeatable view from the panoramic glass roof while everybody stays cool with the dual controlled active center air vents. All this adventure will cost you is a tank of gas. With the F-types' 18.5 gallon tank and average 19/27 mpg ratings, all this adventure will cost you is around $45.

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