8 Great Ways to Enjoy Your Summer


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.

What’s your favorite part about summer? Let us know in the comments section!

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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.

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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!

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3. Revamp Your Barbecue Menu

I’m making a point to discover and try out all sorts of new recipes for my summer BBQs — and you should too! Check out some meatless recipes here and some tasty marinades for grilled veggies here.

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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!

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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!

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Jo S2 years ago

Love all the ideas.
Thanks Katie.

Amandine S.
Past Member 4 years ago


Nils Anders Lunde
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Oh Lay Hoon
Oh Hui Xin4 years ago

Actually if we managed to slow down our pace, there are many wonderful places for sightseeing and wonderful activities to have fun with

Fred Hoekstra
Fred Hoekstra4 years ago

Thank you Katie, for Sharing this!

Fiona T.
Past Member 4 years ago

If we dare to stop and look, it isn't difficult to find wonderful places around us

Dale Overall

Most sound like fun, one of my favourites is balcony gardening and photography which is all year round but summer brings out a lot of beauty!

Sarah M.
Sarah M5 years ago


Terrie O.
Terrie O.5 years ago

Volunter at the food pantry one day a week..or spend time with a senior at a retirment center.they really appreciate your time .

Jessica Crane
Jessica Crane5 years ago

Somebody should write a '8 Great Ways to Enjoy You Summer When You Live In England And Its Always Raining' haha