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Summer: it’s my favorite season for so many reasons, from the warm weather to the trips to the pool.
But, the main reason why I adore summer is that there are endless fun activities to do during these months.
Here, I’ve given you all of the best things to do this summer so that you’ll look back on this year and smile.
While you’re having fun this summer, you can also double your productivity by getting all the tips you need from this ebook.
Becoming more Productive is the first step to success.
See A Movie At The Drive-In.
Take a trip back in time and head to a drive-in this summer!
This vintage activity never fails to be a great evening activity when the weather’s warm.
Roast Marshmallows Over A Fire.
Few things scream summer more than a bonfire.
Skewer some marshmallows and roast them over an outdoor fire pit with your friends for an evening to remember.
Make Lemonade From Scratch.
Lemonade truly tastes like summer – but have you ever tried making it by hand?
Fresh always tastes better, so pick up some lemons at the market and make your own recipe of this citrus summer classic.
Buy Fresh Produce At The Farmer’s Market.
You can enjoy the sunshine, get delicious produce, and support your community all at the same time by shopping at your local farmer’s market.
Bring the kids along for a delightful summer experience.
Have A Barbecue With Your Friends.
Outdoor dinner parties are a summer staple, so invite your friends over for a barbeque.
You can enjoy each other’s company while eating a savory feast – what could be better?
Take A Road Trip With Your Best Friends.
Are you in need of a summer adventure?
For a budget-friendly (and super fun) alternative to hopping on a plane, grab your friends and head out on a road trip.
Just don’t forget the snacks, and create a perfect playlist that you can all enjoy.
Make A Summer Playlist.
Summer’s better when it has a soundtrack.
So, put together a playlist of upbeat, bubbly tunes to listen to all summer long.
Expand Your Culinary Palate.
Are you a food lover like me?
Then how about this summer, you explore new restaurants in your town and try out different cuisines. Chinese, Japanese, Thai, and African are my all-time favorites.
Master New Recipes
If you’re the cooking type, learn how to cook or bake up some easy meals and snacks this summer.
Trying out new recipes can be a great activity to do with the kids, too.
Watch Teen Romance Movies.
I’m not usually a fan of teen films, but I watched Trinkets last month and loved it! I couldn’t help but watch it from start to finish.
If you don't know where to start with the teen film genre, check out Trinkets on Netflix.
Read A Book For Pleasure
We should all make it a goal to read a little more. I even made the best summer book list to help you improve your life.
Earn Some Extra Money.
There are plenty of ways to make money online as a side hustle during the summer.
You can check a more detailed list here on how to get started (plus how to avoid scams).
Rock These Cute Summer Nail Designs And Colors
You'll have trouble deciding which ones to try! Here is a list of my favorites.
Try a new lipstick.
Here are some different colors to inspire you!
Grow Your Own Produce.
I love growing small herbs like mint and coriander as indoor plants, but I'm terrible at watering them.
So, I researched the best method to sort this and I found this to automatically water your plants!
The point is that you have no excuse – all you need to decide is which indoor produce you want and use this automatic farm produce that you can find at an affordable price on Amazon.
Sign Up For A Course Race.
Ever wanted to run for a course charity?
Well, you might as well sign up for shorter one this summer so that you can cross it off your list.
Spend A Weekend Learning A New Skill.
I’m sure there must be something you’ve always wanted to know how to do, but just never got around to learning.
It was probably because you didn’t have time.
But, now it’s the time – if not now, when? It could be anything!
To get started, whether it’s teaching piano, guitar, or anything else, get started by taking online classes so that you can practice and perfect the skills that you want.
Plan To Save $1,500 By The End Of The Summer.
Summer comes with more expenses than other seasons, what with summer clothes, vacations, and fun activities.
Remember not to overspend, to keep an eye on how you tackle your spending, and to plan for your goals that require money to be done.
This doesn’t mean that you don’t get to enjoy your summer!
The best takeaway is to set aside $1,500 or savings over the summer and put it into your emergency fund.
Wondering what an emergency fund is? Click here to get more details about what an emergency fund is and how to grow one.
Host A Breakfast With Friends.
If you live alone, try spending summer mornings with your friends!
Breakfast is always more fun with company.
All you need is to note down what they like, check if any of them have an allergy, and get it planned.
Clean Up Your Always On The Go Gadgets.
Update Your Finances.
Check your emergency funds do you have one or learn how to create on here and why you need it.
What are the things that you can cut back on and save more?
Explore/Adopt New Habits.
Listen To Inspirational Audio.
Create And Plan Routines.
Morning routines can make you more productive during the day.
Night routines will help you structure how your day will be tomorrow.
Find A Swimsuit You Actually Love To Fit Your Body Type.
Confession 101: If shopping for swimsuits is the absolute worst for you, welcome to the club.
I'm a size 14 and I have a potbelly. So, finding something comfortable and affordable at the same time is a nightmare.
But, this summer, I’ve decided that I’ll put in the extra effort to find some of the best swimsuits for plus size girls so that you can feel comfortable and have a blast.
Life is too short to miss out on something for fear of what people will say or think.
Spend A Day Being A Tourist In Your City.
If you’re like me, I'm sure you know that there are plenty of sights in your city you’ve never seen.
You’ve only seen pictures posted by other people who visited. Now, this summer, it's your turn to plan for visits to local tourist areas!
Invite a friend along and make it fun! Take pictures and show off on Instagram. Make sure you tag me so I can double like it.
Book Tickets For A Favorite Musician Who Is Performing Live.
Whether you are into R&B (do they still call R&B?) or hip-hop like me, or if you have another favorite music genre, check who’ll be touring in your country and book a ticket!
It’s good to do this for yourself every once in a while – In 2017 I went to see Rihanna.
Ok, I'm sure you've heard about or seen spring cleaning on Pinterest.
Obviously, if you’re like me, you’ve never done a spring cleaning, but you hope that one day you’ll be in the mood to.
Instead of beating myself up about it, here’s what I do: Create a list of things to declutter.
These are things that I no longer need, and I do one room at a time.
Every weekend or whenever I have time, I go to one room and declutter a few things. If you want to start decluttering, then get this list to simplify the decluttering process.
Invest In The Best Perfect Summer Sandal.
I have to be honest with you: I have a habit of getting cheap sandals every summer that don’t even last to the next year.
But, this year, I’m making it a goal to invest in a quality pair of sandals that are comfortable, coordinate with many different outfits, and can be used again next summer.
Go To A Theme Park And Ride A Roller Coaster Alone Or With Friends.
I'm not a fan of roller coasters and I have a major fear of heights.
But, that's the exact opposite of my BFF – she loves roller coasters and the rush of excitement that comes with it.
So, if it’s your idea of a fun activity, plan for which amusement park to visit; maybe even two or three!
Plan Winter Goals In Advance And Take Time To Reflect.
Spend some time this summer reflecting on how your year has been.
Decide what you want to accomplish in the coming months and set goals to make it happen.
Plan To Organize Something.
This Summer Give Your Closet A Makeover.
Challenge Yourself And Be Kind To Someone This Summer.
Start A Blog This Summer.
Identify And Quit Bad Habits This Summer.
Clean Up Your Facebook Account.
Improve your life.
Summer can be relaxing, enjoyable, and productive all at once. There’s no limit to how much you can do during these warm and wonderful months.
So, have a blast checking these activities off of your summer to-do list – I know I will!
What are you doing this summer?
Tell us your bucket list additions below!