While winter is for cuddling with your favorite blanket on the couch, catching up on the TV series you’ve been meaning to watch, and falling asleep by the fire early, summer is for fun in the sun. Don’t take the warmth, long hours of daylight, and happy vibe in the air for granted. Make the most of the time between Memorial Day and Labor Day with OFFSITE’s list of the best things to do in the summer.
Get to the Water
Or in the words of Brad Paisley, “drive until the map turns blue.” There is nothing better than jumping into cool, refreshing water on a hot summer day with friends or family. If you’re lucky enough to live within driving distance to a beach, make sure to take advantage of it. Any day you have off, use the opportunity to head to the shore. If you don’t live in or near a coastal state, a lake will provide the same fun, relaxing, and summer-exclusive experience. Nowhere near any sort of natural body of water? Head to the local pool, grab some floaties and some speakers, and live your best life.
Attend an Outdoor Fair or Festival
One of the best benefits of the warm weather is the ability to host outdoor events. Many cities take advantage of this in the summer months by hosting outdoors fairs, festivals, or markets. Perhaps there is a local street fair showcasing local restaurants and businesses. Or maybe, your town is shutting down a street on a Saturday to have an art and farmers’ market. Music festivals, fairs and carnivals, and outdoor movies are also super popular in the summer. To check out what’s going on in your town, check the town’s official social media accounts as well as websites like Patch.com.
Take a Trip
Summer is the perfect time to travel for several reasons. First, the warm weather will allow you to fully immerse yourself in your destination, as you can walk around outside without dodging from one building to another to avoid the cold. You can also participate in any outdoor activities the place has to offer, such as hikes, bike rides, lakes, and more. Also, kids have off from school so it is the optimal time to take that family trip you’ve been wanting to take, as they will not have to miss any school days. Finally, you don’t need to worry about your drive or flight being impacted by snow or ice, which can give you more peace of mind when booking said trip.
The summer is short and fleeting, so make sure to live it up and consult our list of the best things to do in the summer.