Enjoying summer doesn’t have to be a hassle. There are plenty of simple ways to enjoy the season—just check out some of these ideas!
Go for a walk
Let’s face it: we could all appreciate summer’s beautiful sunny days more. Well, going for a walk is the best way to do just that! Whether you go alone or with friends and family, take some time to simply enjoy the great outdoors. AllTrails is a great resource for finding a nearby trail, and the National Park Service is routinely updating the status of your local parks.
Take your book outside
Reading is one of the best ways to relax, in part because you can mentally transport yourself to a different place and time. Consider taking a book outside and reading on your porch, deck, or even taking a towel and sitting under a nearby tree.
Go for a swim
Nothing says summer like a refreshing dip in the water. If you don’t want to face the crowds at your local swimming pool, consider buying an inflatable one or even a sprinkler. It may not be glamorous, but it’ll get the job done. You can also see if there are any local lakes in your area that allow swimming.
Play outdoor games
Volleyball, badminton, water balloon relays—the options for outdoor games are endless. This is especially true if you have kids who are more restless than ever. Here are some DIY water games (and how to play them) that will keep everyone in the family occupied this summer.
Flex your green thumb
If you’ve always wanted to start a garden, now’s the time to do it. Pick an area outside that gets a lot of sunlight, determine what kind of soil you have, and decide what you want to grow. If you don’t have a local plant shop or don’t want to deal with transporting them, there are many online shops available for delivering plants and flowers.