Keeping cool was the task today whether you were playing or working outside.

The hot weather is also having an impact on business.

When it gets steamy and hot, it actually hurts some seasonal hot spots.

This dinosaur is cool, sporting shades at Nature’s Art in Chesterfield where the splash pad was busy.

But according to owner Roger Phillips, when the temperature rises into the upper 90’s, guests seek relief elsewhere.

Story Continues Below

“In the beginning, we had a very cold spring and I think that affected the business too,” said Phillips.

Tuesday’s heat didn’t seem to impact the tourists visiting downtown Mystic or heading out on the water off Stonington.

With Tropical Storm Chris passing off of New England, starting tomorrow and later in the week, there’s a warning to boaters as well as swimmers, rough surf, rip tides and swells.

Mystic Seaport, one of Connecticut’s biggest tourist’s attractions was a cool spot for this sailing school student from Houston.

“It’s pretty hot up in Houston,” said Gavin.

“We may put a boat in the water in Noank this afternoon and maybe spend some more time sailing,” said Nip Tanner of Noank.

At Ocean Beach in New London, there were visitors from Albany discovering the whaling city’s waterfront asset.

“Small town feel and its nice with a beach. We don’t have that,” said Keith Dickinson from Albany.

Ocean beach had a banner year in 2017, and so far, things are looking as good this season.

Copyright 2018 WFSB (Meredith Corporation). All rights reserved.