Dive into Summer Fun!
Who’s ready to dive into summer fun? I know I am! The weather’s heating up, outdoor grilling has begun, and there’s plenty of time to engage in a whole slew of great seasonal activities. So pull on your relaxed t-shirt and shorts, or slip into that fabulous summer dress and flip flops. Get ready to kick-off summer right, and get the most out of the fabulous weeks ahead! Here are several awesome ways to dive into summer fun.
VISIT A BEACH BOARDWALK
Jump-start summer fun with a exciting trip to a beach boardwalk! After walking the beach in the early morning hours, enjoy riding the ferris wheel, a roller coaster, the carousel, and more. Break for lunch to enjoy a corn dog or hot pretzel. Treat yourself to a delightful cloud of cotton candy, a scrumptious funnel cake, or a delicious strawberry ice cream cone. Cool down on a hot afternoon with a series of water rides. End the day by sitting on the sand, gazing out at the gently lapping ocean waves. Enjoy the peace and tranquility of watching a colorful, mystical sunset.
Engage in the simple joy of walking barefoot on plush, green summer grass. The freedom of going without shoes and really feeling the blades of grass between your toes, and the ambient temperature of the earth is pleasant, pure, and downright nostalgic. Summer fun is enjoying the sweetness of the season in all its sunny delights!
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GO RIVER RAFTING
Cool off on a hot day by going river rafting. If you’ve never been river rafting then you’ve really been missing out on some great summer fun! There’s no need to buy a raft to float down the river, just do a Google search for raft rentals near your destination and reserve a raft several days in advance. Gather together a group of family or friends and plan a carefree day on the water. Suggested items to bring: an ice chest that locks tight, a rope, water bottles, fun beverages, sandwiches in double ziplock baggies to prevent water infiltration, and a watertight pouch for electronic car keys. Be sure to wear a swimsuit, hat and sunscreen. And don’t forget to bring along a few super-soaker water guns!
ENJOY AN OUTDOOR CONCERT
Dip into summer fun with the hip and festive, good-time vibes of an outdoor concert. In addition to paid venues and multi-day music festivals, most cities sponsor Music in the Park events that are free to all. Check your city’s glossy magazine for dates and locations, or find a calendar of local events online. Pack up a picnic basket, ice chest, lawn chairs and blanket and get ready to rock out to some ultra-fabulous tunes with your friends and neighbors!
GO FLY A KITE
Bring back those awesome childhood summers of yesteryear: Go fly a kite! Whether you have the creativity to hand make a spectacular creation of your own, or if you buy your kite from a toy store online, nothing feels like the sheer, unadulterated joy of flying a kite. And this vintage summer activity is even more precious when its shared with a member or two of the new generation, or the family and friends you love.
Who remembers the simple joy of blowing bubbles? This treasured throw-back activity is synonymous with summer vacation fun. Whether blowing bubbles at the park or in your own backyard, this leisurely activity is fit for everyone who’s young at heart. The spirit of summer is easily captured by a scattering of gently-colored translucent bubbles floating until they pop!
SHOP AT A FARMERS MARKET
The warm, inviting days of summer are here! And there’s something very special about shopping at a farmers market during the summertime. The wide selection of beautiful fruit, baked goods, fresh flowers, organic eggs, and other products make basket shopping the wide, breezy, open-air aisles so much fun! Take in the wealth of deep vibrant colors and fragrant summer scents. Shopping at a open-air market is a seasonal treat to be enjoyed over and over again. Look for a listing of local farmers markets in your area, and open the doors to summer!
HOST A BACKYARD BBQ
No summer is complete without a few of doses of this essential pillar of summertime fun: The backyard BBQ. So stop by the market for some of your favorite meats and veggies, invite a few friends to bring over some side dishes and drinks, turn on the tunes, and fire up the grill. After all, a basic equation for summer fun is super simple: Backyard + BBQ + Friends = Conversational Magic!
BE SPONTANEOUS – TAKE A ROAD TRIP!
Put on your sunglasses and flip flops, plug in the Mp3, raise the roof and have some fun! In the spirit of adventure, you don’t always need to have a specific destination in mind when you hit the highway. Let the curve of the road and the breeze in your hair guide you to fresh, new places. After all it’s summer. What better time to be completely spontaneous, take a chance and go somewhere you’ve never been before? Some great summer fun is just a road trip away!
EAT SHAVED ICE
Enjoy a staple of summer fun: Eat shaved ice! Whether you’re out at a carnival, street fair, or other exciting festival, search out a booth that serves this delicious, sparkling summertime treat. With so many fabulous flavors to choose from I usually go for Coke, or for a blue-tinted mound of cool, bright color. For me, refreshing shaved ice is the taste of summer! What’s your favorite flavor?
MAKE A SPLASH – DIVE INTO SUMMER FUN!
Swimming is the traditional core of pure summer fun! Whether it’s a backyard pool, clubhouse pool, or a public one, take time to enjoy the cool, refreshing feel of clear, sparkling water. If time and budget allow, plan a tropical vacation to a beachfront resort and enjoy the beautiful, sprawling swimming pools with family and friends. For just a moment, remember back to when you were a kid. The best memories of all were made during summer! So let’s keep on making summer magic. Enjoy the spirit of the season. Dive into summer fun!
TRENDY SUMMER STYLE
And don’t forget to feed your passion for hip, trendy style this summer! We’re all looking for cute sandals, Bohemian dresses, peasant tops, and fun, colorful accessories. This summer it’s all about beautiful, casual beachy hair paired with easy, breezy, stylish clothing. Go ahead – express your own unique brand of style with this season’s fashion line-up! Don’t miss out on the most popular items. Shop online now for the best and widest selection of this summer’s must-have staples before they’re gone…
More cool ideas for great summer fun: Make Summer Fabulous!