Beat the Triple-Digit Heat With These Cool Deals

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DALLAS -- It’s Texas. It’s August. It’s Hot. The National Weather Service issued a heat advisory Thursday afternoon until Saturday 7 p.m. This is the first heat advisory of the year in North Texas.

The heat index, or "feels like temp," could climb all the way up to 109!

And while some folks had to work outside in these toasty conditions, others chose different ways to chill out -- like the Dallas Arboretum.

“We have a summer bucket list of things we wanted to get done in the Dallas/Fort Worth area for the whole summer and the arboretum was on it," parent Cyndy Lay said. "So, because it was dollar days, we decided to come here today. It’s just amazing. I wish it wasn’t so hot outside and we’d stay all day.”

“We do know it's warm in August in Texas, but thanks to Time Warner Cable, we have the opportunity to offer discounted admission to the main garden. It’s just a dollar and $2 to the children’s garden,” said Caelie Dunn, Director of Public Programs-Rory Meyers Adventure.

That $1 deal might be the motivation some folks need to get out in the heat. But believe it or not, there’s a lot going on inside too.

“Today is Water Wednesday, and that’s really great for a hot day like this,” Dunn added.  “We have our back to school mash-up lab going on right now.”

“I have a daughter who’s 7, and she really loves plants and she loves science so she’s inside the lab right now, and probably tearing up the joint,” Lay smiled.

Either way, try not to melt, okay?