Did you know that Houston is the only large city in America that has recorded more than 100 days a year of temperatures over 100 degrees? This past June, temperatures at both Hobby and Bush airports hit temperatures above 100 degrees for the first time in recorded history. Even native Houstonians are having to find creative ways to enjoy the hottest months of the year outside of our current norms and traditions.
As a child of the 80s and 90s, I can remember spending long summer days enjoying the outdoors with friends and family, but the current weather requires access to water to help get a reprieve from the scorching heat. The phrase, “This is not the same sun we got dropped off at Astroworld in” has never been more accurate, as Houstonians try to find ways to enjoy their summer without succumbing to the brutal temperatures.
And as temperatures and gas prices continue to rise across the country, it is a great time to explore cooling down at some of the beaches in the Houston area.