As we continue through this COVID-19 journey, it is safe to say we are all itching to get back out into our community again. Living in the Central Valley means dealing with summertime heat, making it hard to be anywhere other than on a raft in the pool or directly under an A/C vent. Luckily, Downtown Visalia is filled with places to beat the summer heat while supporting our local community!
Tip #1: Get a Cold Treat
Our streets are lined with places to quench both your thirst and your sweet tooth. Might we suggest stopping by a brewery or a wine tasting room for a cool refreshing beverage after work? From Sequoia Brewing Company to Blend Wine Room, there is something for everyone to sip and cool off. If you are looking for a morning or mid-day pick me up, try your coffee iced from one of our shops, Tazz Coffee or Component Coffee Lab. Later, bring your family for ice cream from How We Roll Ice Cream or Orange Works. Sounds like the perfect day, right?
Tip #2: Shop ‘til Ya Drop
Shopping is at the top of everyone’s “favorite indoor hobbies” list and there are plenty of places to choose from downtown. Whatever your needs may be, from furniture and home décor to new shoes, fine jewelry to wedding dresses, there is a store for you! If your summer wardrobe needs updating to help you stay cool, visit one of our many boutiques, like E.D. & Y. Boutique, The Rose Boutique, or Joshua Tree (just to name a few). Perhaps as you’ve been sitting in your home this past year, you realize it’s time for serious design updates. Visit Janeen’s and Marcela’s for new furniture, pop around the corner to Franey’s, then head to Pacific Treasures for your kitchen. Mission accomplished!
Tip #3: Workout Indoors
Hot summer days mean bathing suits and laziness are inevitable. A great way to combat these and maintain the summer bod you’ve been working on all year is to join an indoor studio gym! Each gym is welcoming to new members of all fitness levels and interests. From Pilates at Flow Studios to Spin & Sculpt at Oak Street Studios to dance classes at Sierra Performing Arts, there really is something for everyone to enjoy. Working out doesn’t have to be complicated, bring your friends and move your bodies! Just remember to stay hydrated.
Tip #4: Enjoy Indoor Dining
With the world continuing to open up, we are all thrilled to get back to our actual favorite hobby: eating at restaurants. Our streets are teeming with delicious restaurants from a variety of cuisines. From Italian to Mexican to Indian to Chinese, every night can be a celebration of a different culture!
Tip #5: Catch a Baseball Game
America’s favorite pastime is back! While this might not be an indoor activity, there are plenty of ways to stay cool while supporting our local Visalia Rawhide baseball team. Helping guests to stay safe and cool, game day staff offer in-seat service food and beverage. Or if you grab tickets online for a Sunday home game, you can bring your own a picnic! The Rawhide staff is taking safety precautions to ensure the well-being of all patrons, players, and staff.
Have you heard about our Downtown Visalia Gift Checks? They are the perfect gift to help support local and engage in the downtown community!
Downtown Visalians is here to help support our downtown community and provide opportunities for everyone to come together. Contact us or stop by our office if you have any questions!