With summer right around the corner (we’re already feeling the heat), you’ll likely spend countless days at your favorite spots to cool off. For families looking for fun beyond the trips to the pool or the park, we’ve compiled a list of family-friendly activities to kick off the summer!
1. Pick seasonal produce at a nearby farm
Live near a farm that allows public picking of seasonal fruits and vegetables? Make the trip out with the kids to pick some fruits and vegetables to bring home – or enjoy while you spend an afternoon in the countryside. You could even bring your pickings home and incorporate them into a recipe for dinner – another fun-filled family activity!
2. Camp out under the stars
Summer is one of the best times to go camping because the weather is optimal to enjoy numerous activities at your favorite local or national park! Not enthused by the wildlife? Pitch a tent in your own backyard and have a camping adventure close to home!
3. Visit your favorite water park or amusement park
Although these spots fill up fast during the summer, there’s endless activities at amusement parks or water parks. When choosing which venue to visit during the summer, keep in mind whether it has water amenities – splash pads, wave pools, or just small water playgrounds for kids. Even if you don’t plan on jumping in, bring the kids swimsuits with you. There’s little doubt they’ll forgo a chance to splash around in the hot summer weather.
4. Attend an outdoor concert or picnic in the park
During the summer season, you can typically find an abundance of local outdoor concerts – whether it’s the community orchestra, a popular band, or a blues festival. Grab the whole family and plan an evening or afternoon outing at an outdoor concert. The kids will love romping in the open field and you’ll enjoy a relaxing evening with the whole family.
5. Spend a day at the local zoo or museum
Whether your family craves adventure or history, you can find both at your local zoo or museum. The summer is a great time to visit either attraction because animals at the zoo are likely to be more lively in the warm weather and the museum will likely feature special events in the summertime. Our tip is to choose which you’ll attend based on the temperatures that day. If you think it’ll be too hot to spend an entire day outdoors, opt for the museum.
6. Hit the lake or the beach
Who doesn’t love spending the hot summer days in the water? We certainly do! Whether your family is a fan of strolling on the sands of the beach or spending a summer afternoon at the lake, head out and make those special summer memories!
The summer season provides an abundance of activities for the entire family to enjoy. No matter which activities you choose, spending time with family should be the most important. If a new home is also in your summer plans, contact us today to find out how you can buy a brand new home while saving time AND thousands of dollars in the process!