Summer is officially here! The weather is warm, pools are open, and the fruity drinks are flying. With everyday fleeting by, it’s important to make the hazy, crazy days of summer count. We put together our top 5 ideas of decidedly summer activities (a bucket list, some might say) to do before summer ends and sweater weather begins.
  
 

1. Turn Off Electronics and Find a Way to Relax Outside

Everyone is on the internet these days. Between working from home and the domination of social media, it’s important to take the time to put everything away and experience life without the internet. Grab that book you’ve been meaning to read (or started and forgot to finish) or the painting you’ve been working on and head outside to your nearest beach, park, or heck, even your backyard! Unplug and find a way to connect with friends, family, and nature.

 

2. Check Out a Local Farmers Market and Try a New Recipe

There’s nothing better than fresh fruits and vegetables locally grown in your own backyard. Bring a bag and fill up on your favorite items or pick up new items and try that recipe you bookmarked but never got the chance to try out. Grab a group of friends or your family and host a potluck BBQ with ingredients from the farmer’s market. Make a new summer cocktail with fresh ingredients while they’re still in season.

 

 

3. Play Tourist in Your Own City

As a kid, summer was the time for exploration and trying new things. The warm, never ending days provided for the memories we hold in our hearts today. Why does that have to stop as we get older? You don’t need to take a fancy trip to try something new. Go out into your own city or town. Try a new restaurant, see the art installation that just opened. The possibilities are endless and who knows, maybe you’ll find your new favorite spot.

 

4. Soak Up the Sunset on a Rooftop

Take in the Earth’s beauty before the summer is over. Sunsets are among the most popular computer backgrounds for a reason: they’re gorgeous. The contrasting colors over a scenic locale makes for a picture that will make all your social media followers jealous. There’s nothing like sitting outside for hours, watching the sunset, and talking with friends into the night (without freezing your butt off). Make a summer drink, snap a picture, and soak in the last few moments of warmth before we trade in rose and rooftops for red wine and fireplaces.

 

5. Appreciate Summer Fashion Before it’s Too Late

The no white after Labor Day faux pas really puts a damper on all things fashion, so rock your summer clothes while you still can. Break out your best jean shorts, backless tops, and sun dresses. Wear those flip flops, sandals, or go barefoot. There isn’t a better time to rock a bikini than now. With school approaching, there are tons of back to school sales. Take advantage and treat yourself before it’s too late.

 

Above all else, do something new and exciting. There are a countless number of activities to do over the summer and it’s up to you to make it count. Covid has kept us inside for far too long so as the restrictions start lifting, take on an up-for-anything attitude and try not to turn down the chance to have fun (safely, of course). Be in the moment and focus on the little things; you’ll have plenty of time to catch up on TV this fall, we promise.

 

What are you dying to do this summer? Let us know in the comments below!