Finally, the days are starting to get a little warmer and a little longer, which means we can start thinking about all the fun things this summer. Having lived under lockdown for the past few summers, this is actually our first ~real~ summer where we’re back at it properly. So whether you’re hanging out with friends, spending quality time with your family, or enjoying some alone time, make the most of the year (yes, it’s a thing best) should. But, trying to find new fun things to do is a problem we all know – why is it so hard to think about?
Well, don’t worry, because we’ve put together a list of some of our favorite summer activities that will keep you busy all season long. With the season seemingly taking advantage of the warmer weather to create new hobbies you can’t get enough of, we’ve got you covered with this summer bucket list:
25 things to do this summer
1. Weekend trip
Planning the perfect vacation isn’t always the easiest thing to do, but that doesn’t mean you have to have a summer without travel. Plan a simple, short, 2-3 day trip with close friends, family, or a partner and blast your killer travel playlist to get there.
2. Add to the sale
Not only are house sales a great way to make money and get rid of things you no longer need, but they are a fun way to spend time with friends when the weather is nice. Scared of the outdoors, ruining your house, and the gals getting more money to spend at happy hour or in their summer endeavors? Like a game plan.
3. Drive movie
Don’t stay snug in your bed or in a dark, cold movie theater. Find a local drive-in movie or a movie in the park, grab some of your favorite snacks, and enjoy a beautiful summer night while watching some classic movies that everyone knows and loves. in the eye.
4. Take a pottery class
If you’ve been looking for a new hobby and want a break from the hot sun, a pottery class is something you need to try ASAP. It’s a very relaxing activity, you get a nice new decoration or dinner, and you can do it yourself and make new friends in the process.
5. Go to a music festival
Summer is the season for music festivals (yes, there’s more than just Coachella), so if you’re a music fan and looking for a weekend getaway, start looking for tickets now. Lollapalooza, the outdoors, and Bonnaroo are just a few of the main ones out there, but local tours, small festivals and outdoor concerts in your area are also fun.
6. Find an outdoor gym
No matter where you live this summer, there are definitely some types of fitness you can sign up for. Whether it’s a running club, a beach volleyball team, or a morning yoga class at the park, they’re a great way to get outside, get active, and meet some new people. have similar interests (or even more, their peers who are friends. their friends also force there).
7. Color & Dine
Grab a few bottles of wine and swing by your local craft store to chain the best colors and eat the night away. This is a fun way to get together and do something other than hitting the town or watching TV, and you can move the party to the backyard or patio to enjoy the sunny weather.
8. Attend summer school
Preparing for school every year can be exhausting, so putting together or joining one just wants to chat about the new hot summer reading everyone loves. is the perfect way to get something consistent in your process to look forward to. that’s why.
9. Throw a dinner party
Glamorous, over-the-top, home cooking is one of the favorite trends of 2023, so you’ll see a lot of them this summer. Plan a menu, set a beautiful table, and dress up with your friends for a fun and IG-worthy outdoor dinner.
10. Visit your local flea market
I have an excuse to go shopping, right? Summer is the perfect time to visit an outdoor flea market (check out Instagram and Facebook to find ones near you!) where you can find some clothes, accessories and accessories to enhance your summer style while you enjoying the sunny weather. too.
11. Arrange accommodation
Even if a one night trip is all you have to do, you can still make it one of your best summer memories. Book a room at that cute little hotel you’ve always driven to or even a nearby AirBnB for that much-needed vacation with your friends, partner, or even a short trip just for the soul.
12. Try gardening
Whether you have a whole garden that you are dying to smell with some flowers or you want to put a small plant on your windowsill, the sunny season is the best place to get into your mom’s time.
13. Making jewelry
Beaded jewelry is one of the hottest accessories this summer, so try making your own pieces for a look of style. Pop by your local craft store for everything you need, find a nice outdoor spot to set up in, and spend your afternoon doing some fun summertime crafting to create some pieces that you’ll enjoy and tee.
14. Try a new happy hour vision
Don’t get me wrong, we love to be out and about in our favorite local bars and restaurants, but to keep things fun and fresh, try finding a place with your friends. new to see if you will stumble upon a new adventure. It will make your weekly outings fun and allow for a nice change of scenery, too.
15. Camping trip
Even if camping isn’t your thing, summer is the perfect time to give it a go. It’s usually colder in other years, so take advantage when you’re there! You can go to the beach, the mountains, or even set up a tent in your backyard for a night in nature.
16. Take a cooking class
Remember that dinner party we mentioned earlier? Well, here is your chance to learn some good recipes so that he does not forget. Cooking classes are a really fun way to pick up a new hobby, meet new people, and of course, eat some 10/10 food in the process.
17. Get in the water
Whether it’s swimming, sailing, kayaking, tubing, or running on water, doing some kind of water activity is the best way to stay cool and have fun on a hot summer day. It’s as simple as finding the nearest waterfall and spending a whole day in it.
18. Find volunteer opportunities
With some quick research on local opportunities to help in your area, you can find many volunteer activities (like helping out at summer camp or gathering and handing out care packages to those in need) that are still happening. to go outside gives you a chance. give back It’s satisfying and fun – what more could you want?
19. Go stargazing
Female astrologers, this one is for you. I know this sounds a little cheesy but bear with me here. Take some blankets and food and drive to an amazing view to see some beautiful stars on a clear summer night – you won’t regret it.
20. Go wine tasting
Live the life of your dreams in Napa Valley and grab a group of your girlfriends to go to the bar and drink some high quality bevs in the sun. You can really complete the vibe by going for a beautiful view of the ocean.
21. Try a film or digital camera
Sure, iPhone photos are great – but photos on film or digital cameras make such a great way to capture those summer memories. You can pick up a disposable camera at your local convenience store or get a reusable one at your local film store and become the photographer your friends crave.
22. Catch a hot girl walking by
The hot girl movement is not some big new idea, but they should especially beneficial in summer. It’s the perfect way to stay active, get outside, and spend some quality time with yourself or have someone join you for an important catch-up event.
23. Go to parties and events
PSA: the show and the food aren’t just for families and kids. Grab your friends or significant other and indulge your inner child by playing fun games, going on rides, and eating all the ice cream sundaes and fried foods your heart desires. . It makes for a 10/10 day event that is guaranteed to make you laugh all the way through.
24. Have a picnic
Finding a nice outdoor spot for a simple picnic is a perfect day idea or an easy way to get outside with your friends. It can be as low-maintenance as laying down a blanket and picking up some sandwiches, or you can browse Pinterest for some foundation inspo and make an entire afternoon of it.