10 Fun things to do in the summer

The summer is here and it’s time to cast off some inhibitions, along with the winter clothing and make the most of the warmer weather. It’s time for bright clothes and lazing around, doing nothing more than soaking up the sun. But summer doesn’t last long, so here are ten things that everyone should do this summer, before it gets too cold again:

1. Break out the barbecue

Summer won’t be summer unless you invite some friends for a barbecue. Break out the grill and cook up a feast of under cooked burgers and overcooked chicken and watch your man work up a sweat, as he slaves over the hot coals! It’s all part of the fun!

2. Amusement park is fun for kids of all ages

Another one of cool and fun things to do in the summer is going to an amusement park. Whether you have kids or not, an amusement park is always fun, for kids of all ages. Spend a day being kids yourselves again and take the biggest rides and overeat on candy and ice-cream, while you’re there.

3. Get wet and splash around

Sitting in the sun is great, but sitting in the sun by the water’s edge is even better. Whether it’s a beach by the ocean or sitting by the side of a lake, a splash on the cool water is a great way to enjoy the sunny weather.

4. Go for a hike

Another one of fun things to do in the summer is to go hiking. You really can’t enjoy the summer properly from the seat of the car, so park and go for a walk instead. When you walk in the open country, you get a chance to appreciate the nature around you and it’ll help keep you trim too.

5. Get your nose into a good book, while chilling in a hammock

Fun things to do in the summer don’t necessarily need to be complicated. An ice cold drink, a hammock and a good read are the perfect way to unwind and relax on a balmy summer’s day. Lose yourself in a world of romantic fantasy or scare yourself witless with a good horror yarn, whatever your choice, the summer is the ideal time to get your nose into a good book.

6. Go to a drive-in movie

Another one of fun things to do in the summer is to go to a drive-in movie. They’re still around, if you look for them and a drive in movie is much more relaxed, than a regular movie theatre. You get more freedom to move around and no one is going to tell you to shush, if you are talking. A fantastic and nostalgic way to spend a summer evening.

7. Go on a picnic to your local park

Pack a hamper with all your favorites and take off for a picnic. You don’t have to drive miles into the country, a local park will do and if you have kids, they can run around and play until they’re tired out and then, you will get a peaceful evening when you get home.

8. Go to an outdoor festival and listen to the music, while sitting on the grass

Going to an outdoor music festival is another great and fun idea of things to do in the summer. Many towns have music festivals of some sort and they’re usually free too. Sitting on the grass enjoying some good live music is far better, than listening to a CD and there are music festivals for all tastes from opera to rock; just search online for the nearest one to you.

9. Dine out in style in a rooftop restaurant and make the most of the summer weather 

Next good and fun thing to do in the summer is a rooftop dining. If it’s a more stylish evening out that you’re looking for, then how about a rooftop or balcony restaurant for a change? The finest wine and food, served to your table under the stars, is a beautifully romantic way to make the most of the summer weather.

10. Go camping and get really close to nature in a tent 

Spend a night or two in the fresh air and get really close to nature in a tent. You don’t have to rough it these days, to get the camping experience, you can buy all the modern camping equipment that will give you the comforts of your home or, if you really don’t like the idea of going out in the wilds, set up a tent in your back yard! At least, you won’t have far to go if it rains!

Do you have some other ideas of fun things to do in the summer?

Feel free to share your thoughts and ideas in the comment section below.

Stay happy and enjoy the sunshine!

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