Bring your own fan. You can find a reasonably priced battery-operated or electric portable fan . Women can invest in folding hand-held fans, which are also elegant accessories.
Stand under a mister. You can find misters at Lake Olmstead Stadium for Augusta GreenJackets games and downtown on Saturdays at Saturday Market on the River, at Eighth and Reynolds streets.
Use a parasol or umbrella. For convenience, buy a pocket umbrella to protect yourself from the sun's rays.
Drink ice water or other iced beverages. Cool down with essential summer drinks. Make sure you have plenty of ice cubes. Avoid alcoholic beverages, though.
Eat ice cream. Summer is the time to indulge in your favorite ice cream, frozen yogurt or frozen fruit concoction.
Play in the water. Run through the sprinklers at home or find a splash park or fountain to keep cool.
Go ice skating. Strap on a pair of skates and play on the ice. You'll probably even have to wear warm clothing.
Hang out in air-conditioned places. Save some money on your power bill and cool down at your favorite retailer, bookstore, theater or coffee shop.
Sit in the shade. Lounge on your porch or pull a chair under a tree and let the leaves shade you from the sun.
Less is more. Summer is the time for dressing less with shorts, tank tops and sundresses.