How To Keep the Summer Vibes Going
Be A Tourist In Your Community
- Plan an entire day around your interests. Perhaps you’re a history buff and you like good food. Plan a tour of your community that includes museums, art galleries, and choose a new-to-you restaurant for supper.
- Go on a tour. Yes, book an organized tour of your own community. Spend part of or the entire day being shown the interesting sites and areas of your own community. You never know what you’ll learn or who you’ll meet.
- Do something completely different. We want you to push outside your comfort zone here and do something you’ve never done before. Maybe your community has a ziplining park or an aerial park? Or maybe you’ve always wanted to try kayaking or take a tennis lesson? Get creative and think of the events that you’ve read about and thought “hmm, that sounds interesting”. Now is your chance!
- Follow your feet. Get in the car, on the subway, on the bus, or whatever and let your mind and feet take you on an adventure. Maybe there’s a nearby community that has a fun Friday night movie event or you heard about a great apple orchard just down the road from your community or maybe you’ve always been curious about the small town next to your community. Get out and check these places out.
- Hit the beach. There’s nothing like a day at the beach to help you relax and recharge. Bring some beach blankets, food, drinks, a book, a stack of magazines, your flip-flops, and whatever else you need to spend a day hanging out. This is your chance to a visit a new-to-you beach or to do something different on your beach visit – rent a stand-up paddleboard, try waterskiing, lounge all day, go for a long walk in the sand, etc.
- Street barbecue. One of the best things about summer is how everyone is outside. You get a chance to talk to your neighbors and spend more time just chatting. How about organizing a mid-September street barbecue? The kids can play together and even have a mini-Olympics with different sports/activity stations – basketball, road hockey, hopscotch, tag, etc. Enjoy an afternoon and evening of catching up with your neighbors and make the most of the lingering evening light and warmth.
- Hike, bike, walk. Get outside and move your body. Walk over to the park, watch the kids play, read your book and forget about to-do lists. Plan an afternoon hike at a nearby park or hiking area – remember to pack some snacks, bug spray, and a map. Lace up your shoes and walk to a restaurant for a Sunday brunch or afternoon treat – it’s amazing what you’ll see when you walk instead of drive to a nearby location.