Summer is just around the corner. And this means sun-filled and fun-filled times are just ahead for you and your family. So get those swimwear, shorts, sundresses, flip-flops, sunglasses, hats, and sunscreen out of your closet, and get ready for some fun in the sun.
But do you already have plans for the coming summer? If you do, then good for you. If not, there’s no need to worry. You’ve come to the right place. Here are some great activities you and your entire family can enjoy this summer.
Go on a staycation
If you’ve always thought that you have to travel for a great summer vacation, then you’ve probably never tried going on a staycation or holistay. Try it this summer, and you’ll discover there’s just so much fun to be had in your very own home. And it’s free, so you can do it every weekend of summer! You can beat the heat and have fun by having a water gun or water bomb fights in your backyard.
Surely, your family would also enjoy a weekend of binge-watching Netflix shows, complete with popcorn and ice-cold soda. A staycation can be an opportunity to learn too. You can help everyone learn new skills by holding a baking, scrapbooking, or drawing session at home. And don’t worry about the summer heat getting too much during your holistay. Just take advantage of the portable air conditioner rental services offered by reliable companies in your area.
Go on a road trip
Traveling to other places is a great way to enjoy summer. And if you’re someone who thinks the journey is more exciting than the destination itself, then go for a road trip this summer with your family. Enjoy riding in a vehicle for hours and hours with nothing to do but appreciate the passing scenery. Of course, there’s also the experience of letting the wind blow your hair every which way while you’re singing your favorite songs at the top of your lungs.
For your summer road trip, you can try a scenic route like the Bluebonnet Trail in Texas or Lake Shore Drive in Chicago. Whatever route you choose to take for your road trip, just ensure that your group has at least two great drivers who can take turns at the wheel and a vehicle that’s in tip-top condition.
Go camping or fishing
With its warm weather, summer’s a great time to be outdoors and to enjoy nature. And what better way to do this than by going on a camping or fishing trip? These kinds of trips promise to be both a fun adventure and a learning experience for the family, especially the kids. They allow you to get back to basics—catch and cook your own food, build your own fire, etc.—and test your survival skills.
Camping or fishing trips also let you be one with nature. There’s just something exciting yet relaxing when you see trees, streams, or mountains around you. For both camping and fishing trips, Clear Lake State Park, CA, and Bahia Honda State Park, FL are great places to consider. Make sure, though, to bring all the essential items, such as a compass, first aid kit, and knife, whenever you go on these kinds of trips.
Go on a city tour
You don’t always have to get away from the hustle and bustle of the city to take a break. You can even plunge right into it for a fun summer getaway. Cities and urban areas offer great tourist attractions. For one, there’ll surely be architectural wonders in old buildings (e.g., government offices) or new structures (e.g., skyscrapers), or both. Cities will most likely boast parks, museums, and shopping centers as well.
Aside from the tourist spots, however, the food, art, and music scene in cities is worth experiencing too. If you live in a city, why not start there? For sure, there are still hidden gems in your own city you haven’t experienced yet. Maybe there’s this great hole-in-the-wall or a new botanical garden you’ve never been to. When you visit any city, be open to experiencing not just established tourist attractions, but also lesser-known facets of the city.
In just a few short weeks, summer will already be here, and this means a lot of fun in the sun! So make this summer truly enjoyable for your family by doing fun activities. And if you still haven’t made any plans yet, consider going on a staycation, a road trip, camping or fishing trip, or a city tour this summer.