It's Too Hot To Do Anything But Stare At These Gorgeous Waterfalls

It's a virtual cool down. You're welcome.

Well, folks, we’ve arrived at that point in the summer when just the thought of going outside takes energy, the ice cubes in iced coffee are merely a suggestion and the turtleneck weather to come actually sounds pretty great. This year has seemed especially brutal, what with July being the hottest month ever on record.

Our point: we could all use a cool down. And it would be so satisfying for that cool down to come in the form of a stunning waterfall in Croatia, for example:

Go to <a href="https://www.huffpost.com/entry/go-to-plitvice-lakes-croa_b_9162334" role="link" class=" js-entry-link cet-internal-link" data-vars-item-name="Plitvice Lakes National Park" data-vars-item-type="text" data-vars-unit-name="57b36208e4b04ff88398f002" data-vars-unit-type="buzz_body" data-vars-target-content-id="https://www.huffpost.com/entry/go-to-plitvice-lakes-croa_b_9162334" data-vars-target-content-type="buzz" data-vars-type="web_internal_link" data-vars-subunit-name="article_body" data-vars-subunit-type="component" data-vars-position-in-subunit="1">Plitvice Lakes National Park</a> in your mind this summer, if not in your life.
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Go to Plitvice Lakes National Park in your mind this summer, if not in your life.

However, chances are you’re actually sitting at your desk trying not to work so hard you sweat and/or stepping out into a world where the makeup is runny, the backs are dripping perspiration, and the smells are worse.

So strap on your loosest fitting clothing, blast that AC until your nose runs and imagine yourself being fully drenched by one of these magnificent, refreshing, glorious waterfalls.

We feel cooler already.

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A helicopter view of a waterfall in Yosemite National Park.
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Iguazu Falls at the border of Brazil and Argentina.
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View from Zambia of Victoria Falls and the Zambezi River.
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Niagara Falls in Canada.
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Angel Falls (Salto Angel) in Venezuela.
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Victoria Falls in Zimbabwe.
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Waterfalls in Plitvice Lakes National Park, Croatia.
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Hanakapiai Falls in Kauai, Hawaii.
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Manoa Falls on Oahu above Honolulu, Hawaii.
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Waimea Falls, Oahu, Hawaii.
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Bridalveil Falls in Yosemite National Park.
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Svartifoss Waterfall in Skaftafell National Park, Iceland.

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