3 ways to beat the muggy heat this weekend

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If full-on pool days aren't quite what you want, these area splash pads are sure to help you beat the heat this summer. (Video by Tabatha Wharton)

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This weekend, the Miami Valley will experience its hottest weekend yet this year with highs expected to be in the mid 80s and a chance of reaching the 90s. Both Saturday and Sunday will experience high UV indexes and humidity.

» WEATHER: Dry, heating up this weekend 

To stay cool from this hot and sticky weather, here’s where you can go to stay cool:

Pools

Cool down in the pool with our guide for the best pools in Dayton. Many of these pools have water slides, leisure pools and water playgrounds.

» EXPLORE: The best pools in the Dayton area 

Splash Parks

If immersing yourself completely in a pool isn’t your style, or if you have a small child, spray parks are the next best thing. Use our comprehensive Dayton-area spray parks guide to discover your favorite park.

» LEARN MORE: Your guide to Dayton-area spray parks

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The splash pad, in Thomas A. Cloud Park, in Huber Heights, officially opened on Saturday July 4, 2010.

The splash pad, in Thomas A. Cloud Park, in Huber Heights, officially opened on Saturday July 4, 2010.

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The splash pad, in Thomas A. Cloud Park, in Huber Heights, officially opened on Saturday July 4, 2010.

Ice Cream

What better way to cool down than with a large scoop (or two)? Young’s Jersey Dairy is the perfect place to take your family to have a cone and to play a quick round of mini-golf.

In addition, Graeter’s just released several new and seasonal flavors that are sure to be cool and refreshing.

» MORE: Graeter's Ice Cream releases new, seasonal flavors

The new flavors include Strawberry Cheesecake, featuring a mix of strawberries and graham cracker pieces, and Salted Caramel Chocolate Chip with dark chocolate chips. Seasonal offering include Banana Chocolate Chip and Strawberry Chocolate Chip, with a bonus flavor of Orange & Cream.

» GUIDE: Great places to get frozen treats in Dayton

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