It is now April and the weather is warming up as Spring is upon us and soon Summer will be here (in the northern hemisphere at least). The Summer is my favorite time of the year. I love the outdoors, being active, and enjoying all that the Summer months have to offer. So here are some of my favorite things to do during the Summer.
Hiking is a great method of exercise. Of course it can be done during any season, I simply prefer to hike during the Summer. It lets you enjoy the beauty of nature while getting a work-out. It can be beneficial for the body as well as the mind and it's great for anyone whether they be a pro or a beginner since there are different hiking trails of varying difficulty. There's something for everyone no matter how fit you currently are. It is peaceful and calming.
2. Canoeing and Kayaking
Canoeing and kayaking can be really fun activities. It can promote health by improving aerobic fitness, strength, and flexibilitiy. This activity can be either exhilerating or peaceful depending on what the person wants to get out of it. It's also a great way to explore the waterways.
3. Random Road Trips
I don't know about anyone else but I love road trips, especially spontaneous ones. Just getting together with my friends, getting in a car and driving either to the lake, the beach, the mountains, or anywhere to just "get away." The possibilities are endless. People who get bored or dislike car rides probably won't care for this activity but for me, I love going new places and experiencing new things. It can be fun to just drive somewhere new and spend the day with good friends.
4. Going to the Beach
Some people may have access to the beach all year long but for me, this is somewhere I only get to go during the Summer. I love the beach and collecting seashells is one of my favorite things to do. Feeling the sunshine, walking in the sand, and feeling the tide rush over my feet is amazing. Being at the beach just brings about a sense of tranquility and I love admiring the ocean. I also enjoy walking out onto the piers.
5. Amusement Parks
This is another activity I love to do during the Summer. I must say, I'm not a huge fan of roller coasters, but I love riding other rides and just experiencing the atmosphere of an amusement park. It's exciting, fun, and allows for great memories to be made.
6. Going to Baseball Games
Some people aren't into baseball but I love going to games and watching my local minor league team play. It's just a fun experience and it's something my family does every Summer. I have always enjoyed doing this every year with my parents and brother.
This one might not make much sense to some people but for me, the universe has always been something that has mesmerized me and peaked my curiousity. During the summer I love to go outside at night, spread out a blanket, and just stare at the stars either with a close friend, a family member, or even by myself. It can be beautiful and awe-inspiring, especially if you happen to catch a glance of a "shooting star."
Needless to say, I can't wait for Summer to arrive. What are some of your favorite things to do during the Summer? :)