Summer is near, and I can already feel the excitement in the air. When we think of summer, we all day dream of lying on the beach with sand on our feet and palm trees above our heads. Exotic island vacations always sound amazing, but who has the time or money? Believe it or not, a chill summer close to home can be just as amazing!
If you’re looking for great ways to enjoy summer without traveling far, here are six fabulous ideas for you:
1. Seek simple adventures.
Hop on a scooter and zip around town. Take that turn you wouldn’t normally take and see where it leads. Find hidden gems like a new cafe, or try grabbing a burger from a colourful food truck. Keep your mind open; look for something new and interesting. The best parts of summer are filled with laughter and delicious food.
2. Enjoy al fresco dining.
When is the last time you took a moment to feel the breeze and look up at the sky? Eating a meal outside can be a refreshing, delightful way to unwind. Whether it’s at a nearby park or just in your backyard, try enjoying a meal while the summer breeze brushes through your hair.
3. Watch a sporting event.
Even if you’re not a sports fan, watching live sporting events can be surprisingly fun. I attended a soccer game once just to support some friends. Although I had no idea what was going on, I had a really great time. Just the ambience of the cheering crowds and hard working athletes makes you want to join in the excitement. If you have the time and energy, support your local teams. You’ll have a blast!
4. Go to a town fair.
Whether you live in a big city or a small town, chances are there’s a local town fair happening this summer. From handmade goods to homemade food, there’s something for everyone. Look up events near you and mark your calendar so you don’t miss out.
5. Experience live music.
Summer is a great time to experience live music performances. If music is a huge part of your life, attend a concert and bask in the rhythmic vibes of your favourite artists. Even if you live in a small town, you can still experience live music. Check out local musicians at bars or restaurants on the weekends. If you’re up for something really adventurous, find the courage to get on that stage and sing your heart out.
6. Cool off with tasty fruits.
Another great way to enjoy a sunny day is with a cold drink in your hand. When the sun is bright, it is important to keep yourself hydrated. Cool of with a bowl of freshly cut seasonal fruits or blend some delicious smoothies. Juicy fruits can only make your summer better.
Hopefully this list encourages you to pick up a pen and start writing down some summer plans! Regardless of what you choose to do this summer, I hope you have fun and make many great memories.