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How to Beat the Dixon Heat

Jun 26, 2024 11:06AM ● By Scott Mullins

A lifeguard keeps a watchful eye on swimmers from the children's pool area at the Pat Granucci Aquatic Center. Photo by Debra Dingman

DIXON, CA (MPG) - When the temperatures rise in Dixon, there are numerous ways to keep cool and enjoy what this town has to offer. Here are several ways to beat the heat this summer.

Visit the Dixon Historical Society’s Museum

Learn about local history by exploring the Dixon History Museum in downtown Dixon. Here you will find exhibits, photographs, and artifacts that tell the story of Dixon’s rich agricultural and cultural heritage. Open: Fridays and Saturdays, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at 125 West A Street. Phone is (707) 693-3044 and their website is

Go to the Dixon Public Library

The library is always a wonderful place to escape from the heat. It’s not only the perfect environment for reading and studying, the library also hosts various community events and programs for all ages. Open Monday thru Saturday. They are open Monday thru Saturday at 9 a.m. but have various closing times. See or call (866) 572-7587. They are located at 230 North First Street in the Dixon Women’s Improvement Club Park.

Take a dip at the Pat Granucci Aquatic Center

This is the place for lap swimming at its best and open swim on Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday from 1 to 4 p.m. through August 4. Children aged 2 and under are free with a paying adult, children aged 3 to 17 are $4.25 and 18+ is $6 or you can purchase a summer pass for $84. Call with questions to (707) 678-7441 or go to [email protected]. The pool is at 450 E. Mayes St.

Enjoy a leisurely meal at any of Dixon’s restaurants.

Farm-to-fork, Mexican, American, Thai, Japanese, Indian…these are just a few of the options you will have in one of Dixon’s many restaurants that provide cool, indoor seating. By taking advantage of these activities, you can maintain your cool and stay entertained in Dixon, even in the sweltering heat.

Find a cool treat to enjoy:

The Good Scoop – This is where their ice cream is made in small batches, just 1.5 gallons at a time, using freshest ingredients. Ice creams are handcrafted, all natural, and made in Dixon. They also have sorbets available daily and you are welcome to sit inside where it is air-conditioned or enjoy a seat just outside the shop. Open every day 3 to 9 p.m. at 1160 Pitt School Rd., Suite A. Phone is (707) 210-4145.

Dixon High School The Good Scoop

 Mia Rodriguez, a Dixon High School Senior and server at The Good Scoop in Dixon, prepares an ice cream treat. Photo by Debra Dingman

Baskin-Robbins Ice Cream – Every day of the week, Baskin-Robbins is open from noon to 10 p.m. and is especially helpful if you don’t want to get out of your air-conditioned car and know exactly what you want. You can use the drive-thru at 1440 Ary Lane. You can see their menu at

Frosty’s – For slushies, soft serve ice cream, floats and freezes, milkshakes, sundaes and banana splits, Frosty’s is there to help you cool down quickly. Open Tuesday- Saturday, weather permitting 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. at 171 West A Street in downtown Dixon next to the jellyfish-designed phone booth.

Solano Baking Company – This family bakery has been in Dixon since 1981. Their homemade doughnuts, fresh baked cookies, muffins, panini sandwiches on their house made focaccia are their specialties. They are open Monday thru Saturday 5:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. and on Sundays 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. at 1160 Pitt School Rd., Suite B. Phone is (707) 678-0950.