The long winter is long gone and it’s time to dust off the sandals and swimming gear. Enjoy these ideas for great, cheap ways to have fun in the sun.
Whether you have a summertime bucket list you want to get done before the fall or just want to stay busy in a fun way this summer, these fun things to do in the summer will get your summer started off right! We LOVE summer!
Fun Things To Do In The Summer
Another long, cold winter has melted into a warm, green spring. Before long, summer will come, kids will be out of school, families will take holidays. These fun summer activities are inexpensive ways to pass the free time on long summer days. Save money and opt for the free things!
Take a Bike Ride
Riding a bike is not only a good warm weather pass-time, but it is excellent exercise. Bike riding helps use the energy produced by eating and helps burn calories. It is also good for the heart and builds leg muscle no matter how intense or leisurely the ride. Be sure to drink plenty and keep yourself hydrated.
Visit a Park
Take your friends or family and visit a nice park for an afternoon. Bring along a Frisbee, a soccer ball, a football, or a basketball. Consider going for a walk. Walking is good exercise and takes very little effort.
You can also print out this fun pirate scavenger hunt printable and go on an adventure finding things! An afternoon at the park can also be complete with a meal. Lunch food that does not need to be cooked makes for a great picnic.
Go for a Swim
Swimming is always a summer favorite, especially for children, and is a beneficial exercise. For many who have their own pool, this is an activity easily enjoyed. But for those without a pool, beaches can be just as fun and maybe more.
Lake or river water may not be as clean as the pool, but it has waves, deeper and shallower areas, and no limiting walls. Even if there is no swimming in the lake or river, the beach is still a great place to skip rocks, make sandcastles, play beach volleyball, or just relax.
Those sunny summer days are always complemented by rain. There are plenty of indoor games that are great for those rainy days. Card games, video games, or board games can all be an interesting way to pass the time on a rainy day.
Initiate a Water Fight
A timeless childhood favorite, water games are a fun way to cool off during the summer. Water guns are fairly inexpensive and can be found in toy departments almost anywhere. Water balloons can also be a fun accessory to water games, and balloons are easy to find in party stores or dollar stores. If you have a sprinkler, it can be a great addition to outdoor water games.
Have a Barbecue
Summer is always accompanied by the smell of freshly cut grass, campfire, and barbecue. Barbecue is rarely enjoyed during the winter months because of the cold, so take advantage of the warmth of the summer and celebrate it with a barbecue. A barbecue is also a fun family and friends activity that brings people together. Don’t forget the ice cream!!
Take a Drive
Roll the top down, open the sunroof – no matter what car you own, roll the windows down and let the breeze in. Go for a drive along country roads and take in the refreshing summer scenery. If you have a camera and an interest in photography, a summer drive can be an excellent opportunity for an impromptu landscape photoshoot.
Plan a fun road trip and take your time getting to your destination. Stay at fun hotels that pamper you or campout along the way to your destination.
Warm summer days are the best time to get out of the house and enjoy activities with the kids, your family, your friends, or simply by yourself. Consider these inexpensive, fun things to do in the summer.