Too Hot To Handle: Can You Survive in These 10 Sizzling Hot US Cities?

With global warming only getting worse, the United States is bearing the brunt of the heat like never before. From soaring summer temperatures to recordbreaking heat waves, some cities are so hot that they’re almost unbearable for most people. So if you’re looking for a cool place to escape the heat, you may want to avoid these hottest cities in the US.

1. Miami, Florida

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Miami’s beautiful sandy beaches and warm climates would stun any sun-chaser. It gets so hot all year-round average temperature clocks a staggering 79°F. The city also gets 344 hours of sunshine every month. Miami compensates for the heat through its expansive public beaches with the bluest waters you may have ever seen.

2. Phoenix, Arizona

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Phoenix comes next on the ranks of the hottest cities in the US. Summertime average temperature tops a staggering 100°F and 354 hours of sunlight monthly, earning Phoenix the nickname: the ‘’Valley of the Sun.’’ Residents douse the steam of heat waves by lounging in pools, splash pads, fountains, and air-conditioned homes. A lively city, Phoenix offers state-of-the-art rooftop bars and beautiful art museums that make for the best of a fun time.

3. Mesa, Arizona

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Nestled eastward of Phoenix, Meza averages 77°F and 355 hours of sun monthly. While the city captures the vibrant essence of the State of Arizona, ensure you only hit the road with sunscreen.

4. Honolulu, Hawaii

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Honolulu is your best bet for a tropical getaway on the perfect sun-kissed island. The average temperature hovers around 77°F, and the city gets 346 hours of sun monthly. Its world-famous Waikiki neighborhood is home to some of the most picturesque beaches on the planet.

5. Orlando, Florida

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The second Florida city on the list, the average temperature in Orlando is pegged at 76°F, and the town gets 244 hours of sunshine monthly. Tourists consider Orlando a prime destination for its attractions, including the world-famous Disney World and Universal Studios.

6. Tampa, Florida

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Sizzling hot as coal, Tampa is the sixth most desirable city in the US and the third in Florida. It blisters all year round, with temperatures averaging scorching. 76°F and 344 hours of sunlight monthly. Tampa’s impressive blend of waterfronts and amusement parks and incredible dining experience makes it a top tourist destination.

7. Corpus Christi, Texas

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The alluring Texas city of Corpus Christi is located on the Gulf of Mexico and hosts an array of white-sandy beaches with crystal-clear turquoise waters for your swim-time pleasure. The median temperature reading averages 85°F, and the city gets 312 hours of sunshine monthly.

8. Jacksonville, Florida

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The sunshine state is not done with us on the list of sizzling-hot US states. Jacksonville averages 73°F and 327 hours of sun per month, but the lure of its lush skyscrapers, calming nature’s parks, and immersive outdoor dining trump the scorch.

9. Henderson, Nevada

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Are you a lover of everything outdoors? Henderson, a city located close to Las Vegas, awaits you with the fun of a lifetime. You can see the Henderson Bird Viewing Preserve. Although the temperature average is pegged at 73°F and 356 hours of sunshine monthly, you can beat the heat luxuriating in the Cowabunga Bay Water Park.

10. New Orleans, Louisiana

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Famous for its French Quarters that have been the set for favorite movies like The Originals and Vampire Diaries, New Orleans is hot at a mean temperature of 73°F and an astonishing 353 hours of sunlight monthly. New Orleans has delectable intercontinental cuisines, colorful parades, and buzzing parties. The city also boasts thriving nightlife that promises to keep you entertained all year round.

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