Memorial Day always comes so quickly, doesn’t it? One day you’re shoveling snow and the next you’re figuring out the best recipe for potato salad. Well, there’s no looking back now — summer is right around the corner, so get out and enjoy yourself! Click through for some fun activities to make your summer fun and memorable. This year, too, make it about discovering new places, trying out new things and being the healthiest you possible.
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1. Discover New Swimming Spots
Sick of the pool? The ocean just not cutting it? Discover some new swimming spots in your area — you might be surprised about all the hidden gems that you find! Check out this handy site, swimmingholes.org, for some great ideas.
2. Go Backwoods Camping
I know, I know, I love car camping too. As a certified lazy person, I love strolling 20 feet from my campsite to grab a roll of TP. But why not try out the ultimate camping experience, and hike to a beautiful and secluded spot? Take along a more experienced friend, be careful about what you pack and plan out your route thoughtfully. Oh, and make sure you are allowed to camp in your desired destination!
3. Revamp Your Barbecue Menu
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4. Visit a Farm
There’s nothing quite like picking the fruit you love. Check out a list of pick-your-own farms here, and be sure to wear sunscreen and keep hydrated!
5. Have a Garage/Yard Sale
Though spring may be best known for cleaning, summer has a really great advantage over it: it’s yard sale season! De-cluttering and make a little cash never feels as good as it does on a beautiful sunny summer day.
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6. Take a Mini Road Trip
No big summer trip in the works? Who cares — there are plenty of places close to home that will still bring out the fun and excitement of exploring a new place. Indeed, there are probably a few interesting places within a few hours of your home that you’ve never quite made it to.
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7. Read, Read, Read!
As children, plenty of us had required summer reading, whether we liked it or not. But who says kids get to have all the fun?! Develop your own summer reading program — check out your local library or favorite book store for suggestions. Commit to reading at least a couple of books this summer!
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8. Start a New Exercise Routine
Feeling out of shape? Summer is a great time to revitalize your workout routine. Swim laps at the local community pool, take up an outdoor sport like tennis or golf, or go for walks/jogs along the beach. It’s summertime now — get out and enjoy it!