Cool Spots To Spend Hot Days In Tuscaloosa

Cool Spots To Spend Hot Days In Tuscaloosa
Summer is on its way, and Tuscaloosa is already feeling the heat. The Southern sun can feel overwhelming on long summer days, so it’s good to know a few local spots where you can cool down inside and out. Take a look at these go-to spots where locals can beat the heat.

Summer Snow

Snow is a rare sight in Alabama, so who would’ve expected snow in the summertime? Since 1988, Summer Snow has served up colorful cups of shaved ice with a variety of flavors. The modest little shack on University Boulevard is a go-to stop for anyone seeking relief from the intense Tuscaloosa heat. Their snow cones come in all the colors of the rainbow, with classic flavors like strawberry red, purple grape, and appetizing blends of any pairing you can think of.

The Baked Bear

The Baked Bear cookie and ice cream parlor started in San Diego’s Pacific Beach community, where locals and tourists routinely packed the house on hot California days. When the operation spread east and arrived in Tuscaloosa, people quickly took to the sweet frozen treats. Ice cream flavors include cookie dough, espresso bean, blackberry crumble, toasted s’mores, and more. There’s even a vegan-friendly soy chocolate chip flavor. Can’t decide between a cookie or ice cream? Have them both in a giant ice cream sandwich!

Make a Splash

There’s no quicker way to cool down than to take a refreshing dip in the water. There are several pools in Tuscaloosa open to sunny-day swimmers, courtesy of the Tuscaloosa County Park & Recreation Authority. The Freeman Pool offers a splash pad for young children, and the Nancie Blewitt Swim Complex at Bowers Park features some flashy slides. You can also find a splash pad at Palmore Park.

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Tuscaloosa Hyundai

Tuscaloosa Hyundai has proudly served Alabama drivers in Tuscaloosa and its surrounding cities for more than 30 years, and we are dedicated to meeting the needs of our customers by offering affordable, safe, and reliable vehicles. We have a cutting-edge Hyundai facility at the corner of Skyland Boulevard and Hargrove Road, and our dealership is the very first one ever built with the full Hyundai Global Identity program.

Our knowledgeable team of automotive experts is standing by to share their insight and info with you about our varied stock of new and pre-owned vehicles. You can take a look at our online inventory or come visit us to take a test drive today. We are located on 3831 Hargrove Road East, Tuscaloosa, AL 35405. Call us at 205-752-8113. When you arrive, we can go over our financing plans and vehicle specials.