Summer Guide To Beating The Heat
It's hot, the kids are bouncing off the walls and the weather man says its only gonna get hotter. Have no fear, KHTS is here!
If you've been outside in the last month or so, you know that it is hot.
In these dog days of summer the goal of the day becomes finding ways to beat the heat. The folks at KHTS have brought you a guide on some ways to accomplish that goal.
If swimming is your thing, then you're in luck because the City of Santa Clarita has six pools throughout the valley to keep you splashing all summer long. Just don't forget the sunscreen.
All of the city pools offer swim lessons, swim teams and recreational swim, but the times vary from pool to pool.
The Aquatics Center may offer the most fun out of all the city's pools, with its water park and water slide, as well as a dive pool and lap pool.
This low cost fun comes in at $3 for adults and $2 for children ages 2-17, at the Aquatic Center, but local pools will only cost adults $2 and children $1.
For a complete list of all activities offered at you local pool click here.
- Newhall Pool, 24907 Newhall Ave., Newhall, (661) 799-1050.
- North Oaks Pool, 27824 N. Camp Plenty Rd., Canyon Country, (661) 284-1471
- Santa Clarita Pool, 27285 Seco Cyn. Rd., Saugus, (661) 284-1470
- Valencia Glen Pool, 23750 Via Gavola, Valencia, (661) 284-1467
- Valencia Medows Pool, 25671 Fedala Rd., Valencia, (661) 284-1464
- Santa Clarita Aquatic Center, 20850 Centre Pointe Parkway, Canyon Country (661) 250-3766
If you live on the westside of town and are looking for a local pool, Los Angeles County's Val Verde Pool has you covered, and the price isn't bad either.
The pool is open Monday through Saturday from 12:30 to 5 p.m.
Located at 30300 West Arlington Road Val Verde, (661) 257-4014, the pool offers a chance to cool off and the best part is it's free.
Another great way to keep cool when the thermostat is rising is to head to the beach.
Santa Clarita is located just a short drive from some of the greatest beaches in the country, and the city is helping residents get to the beach with their Summer Beach Bus.
For just 4$ a person the bus will take passengers to Santa Monica, on Wednesdays and Saturdays through September 7.
The bus gives you two options to catch a ride starting in Val Verde Park at 8:30 a.m. or the McBean Transfer Station at 8:55 a.m.
Riders should plan for a full day at the beach, with the bus returning to the transfer station at 4:50 p.m. and Val Verde Park at 5 p.m.
If the beach doesn't work but you want to stay with the outdoor theme, there's always Castaic Lake.
The lake offers guests a chance to swim in their swim areas with lifeguards on duty.
Castaic Lake is open from sunrise to sunset Monday through Sunday but the swim area is open Thursday through Sunday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
In addition to swimming the upper lake can also fill your boating needs as well.
Whether its jet skiing or boating the lake has it all, and don't forget the fishing.
For more information on prices and hours of operation call (661) 257-4050.
Six Flags Hurricane Harbor is another great source of not only entertainment but a great way to beat the heat.
This water park offers guests a chance to put their fears to the test with rides like those atop Black Snake Summit. If you're feeling lazy then lounge beside the Forgotten Sea wave pool or take a trip around the park in the River Cruise.
The park is open from 10:30 a.m. to 7 p.m. weekdays and 10:30 to 8 p.m. on weekends.
A special summer promotion allows adults to get into the park for the children's price of $21, but it is only available online.
If all that activity has you sweating before you open the front door, you may want to take in a movie.
Movie theaters offer a nice cool place to take in some of the best films produced all year.
If you are on a budget, try catching the matinee shows which will save you $2 a ticket. Matinee shows run until 5:30 p.m. Monday through Thursday, and 4 p.m. Friday through Sunday.
If you want to get a feel of what that summer blockbuster has to offer, check out KHTS's Chauncey Telese and his reviews of the season's hottest films.
Click here to view his latest review of "Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince."