As we transition into summer from the spring, we say goodbye to April showers and hello to the blooming May flowers. We welcome pool-season opening back up and 4th of July BBQs. These sunny and warm days are only here for a few more months. Before the summer ends, here’s our fun list of eight things to do that everyone should check off their summer bucket list.
Riding a Ferris wheel is a great activity for people of all ages. It’ll help bring out your inner child. It’s a fun activity to bring the whole family together. Take photos or videos at the bottom of the Ferris wheel. Watch how the view changes as you make your way up to the top and back down again. If you or anyone else you know is afraid of heights, it might be a great way to help conquer any fears of heights before the summer ends.
You don’t always have to pay for concert tickets at a large stadium. Check out free concerts in your area. There may be the occasional free summer concert at the beach or the park. When attending an outdoor concert, bring some snacks and beverages so you can stay hydrated and won’t get too hungry in the summer heat. Consider bringing a foldable picnic chair and blanket so you’ll be comfortable when you want to sit down. Outdoor venues don’t always have seating, so it’s better to be prepared if you don’t want to stand for the concert the whole time.
Get a picnic basket and your picnic blanket ready to go. Pack plenty of sunscreen when you have a picnic in the park. To protect your hair and face from the sun, consider wearing a wide-brimmed hat. You’ll want to make or bring picnic-friendly foods like sandwiches, wraps, and pasta or bean salads. Picnics in the park make for both great family-friendly activities and romantic weekend dates.
It’s time to hit the open road this summer. Go on a road trip to a new place you’ve never been before. Perhaps it’s that beach you’ve always passed by but have never visited. Maybe it’s the national park that’s been on your bucket list for years. Now is the time to pack your things and go see them. When packing for a road trip, make sure you pack clothing that’s appropriate for a wide range of weather changes, like windbreakers and rain jackets. Even if the forecast calls for clear skies, you never know when a sudden downpour might occur during your trip. Pack any of our women’s rain jackets to prepare for unexpected inclement weather.
You don’t need a large space to grow your dream summer garden. You don’t even need a backyard to do it. Research ways to grow hydroponic plants indoors. You’ll find plenty of options for plants and flowers that you can grow with just water and a hydroponic plant kit, such as lettuce, tomatoes, orchids, and daffodils. If you don’t want to get your hands messy when you’re growing your garden, get gardening gloves to keep your hands and nails clean.
It’s not summer without a trip to the beach. Pack all of your beach-day gear into a handy beach tote bag. Browse our selection of personalized beach towels to design your beach towels with your name, initials, or even a fun embroidered design of your choice. You’ll want a towel to lie down on when you’re soaking in the sun rays while reading a book or taking a nap. If you want protection from the sun or just don’t want the sun beaming down on you the whole time, bring a beach umbrella. If lying down on the sand is not your style, bring a foldable beach chair. Bring plenty of water so you’ll stay hydrated. Check out our family swimwear, so everyone in the family has swimsuits they can wear to the beach.
We’re so used to constantly doing things. We’re always on the go. It’s important that we rest and allow time for ourselves to recharge. Give yourself permission to relax and take a nap in a hammock this summer. Put your phone away. Listen to the birds. Read a book. Watch the world go by. Rock yourself to sleep in a hammock. Sometimes 30 minutes to yourself is all you need before you get back to everything else.
Fire up the grill! Invite your friends and family for a summer BBQ this season. Have options for meat-lovers and non-meat-eaters alike. Ask if anyone has any dietary restrictions or preferences. You’ll want to make sure that everyone who’s coming has something they’re able to eat. If you’re taking care of the BBQ food, you can ask guests to bring drinks and dessert. Wear a breathable cotton dress at the BBQ, so you stay nice and cool. Wear an apron when you’re BBQing so that your clothes don’t get messy when you’re cooking at the grill. Get him men’s shorts, so he stays cool in front of the heat of the grill.
Now that you know what to do and what to wear this summer, keep in mind that these are just some ideas to do this summer. Just start somewhere, and you’re sure to make the most of your summer. Put on a cute sundress, let the sand run through your toes, and don’t forget to wear sunscreen!