Things to do in Summer


Sunny skies, warm weather, relaxation. These are all of the things I think of when I hear the word ‘summer.’ And guess what, it will be here before you know it! With the pandemic still in place, you might be wondering what there is to do during this season. If you’re interested, keep reading. 

1. Go for a walk with friends– Seems simple, right? In addition to staying active, taking a walk is the perfect opportunity to take advantage of the warm weather while having fun. Even if it is a short walk, you will be sure to enjoy this easy summer activity. 

2. Go swimming- This is a staple when it comes to summer activities. Swimming is a great way to cool off in the warm weather while being relaxed. This activity is not always COVID safe, so make sure you take the proper protocols. Even if this means playing water games on opposite sides of the pool, this activity never fails to be entertaining. And if you don’t have a pool, you can always run through your sprinklers!

3. Outdoor movie night- I love this activity. There are so many different ways you can do this and it never fails to be memorable. Sit outside with friends and watch your favorite movie. You can bring pillows outside and talk with friends. And remember, wear your mask!

4. Make summer treats- There are so many cute recipes that you can only make in summer. For example, ice cream! You can take on this task with friends or family. Whatever you decide, this is a fun activity that is limited to the summer season. 

5. Go out for ice cream- If you are not a fan of making your own treat, go out and buy it! This is such an easy way to see friends and it always hits the spot:).  

6. Tie dye shirts- Feeling crafty? If so, this is the perfect activity for you. Experiment with different colors and patterns. This activity should be done outside so you also get the chance to enjoy the weather while having fun. Plus you avoid the mess. What’s better than that?!

7. Make smores- I don’t know about you, but when I hear s’mores I think of summer! This is the perfect treat for this time of year. You can do this with friends and just sit around the fire and talk. It seems simple but it’s such a great idea!

8. Watch the sunset- This seems simple but it is a great activity. This is the perfect way to end your day. You and your friends could take pictures and capture the moment forever!

9. College visits- If you are graduating like me, this might be the perfect activity for you. Take a trip to your future college and explore the town. You can take your friends with you and make this extra fun. 

These are just some of the activities you can participate in. Make sure while you are doing these activities you follow COVID protocols. This year it has been hard to find safe activities to do. Hopefully some on this list has sparked your interest or made you think of a new great idea. Safe and enjoy your summer!