Real talk: You've been dreaming of summer all year long, and it's finally here. You're ready for the sunny days and late nights spent by a bonfire on the beach with your besties. This time of year is all about taking time to yourself and making every moment count. You're finally done with school, so there's no better time to embrace your freedom and spend time exploring the world. Why not take a spontaneous road trip today? There's no class tomorrow, so why not stay out until dawn? Cherish every second of summer, because it won't last forever. Here are some unique things to put on your summer dream board for endless memories.
You don't have to suffer from FOMO this summer. Instead of scrolling through your phone and watching everyone else enjoy themselves, you can plan some unique activities that will keep you entertained. It's not always about where you go, but instead, what you do and who you do it with. There are ways to make the most of your summer, whether you're chillin' in your living room or halfway across the world. You're bound to have a good time with a positive mindset, an adventurous soul, and good company. From watching outdoor shows to running for a cause, here's how you can make your summer interesting.
1. A Digital Detox
While everyone is posting their latest beach photo on social media, why not take time to disconnect? Challenge yourself to complete a digital detox for the weekend. You may struggle in the beginning if you're a major fan of social media, but you'll thank yourself for making space in your mind.
2. Print Out Photos
Take it way back, and spend a weekend capturing your favorite moments with the people you love. After it's all said and done, head to your nearest pharmacy and print those photos out. Hang them up around your room with fairy lights, or share copies with your friends. Instagram is really cool, but there's nothing like a tangible memory.
3. See Live Music Outdoors
You'll have no problem finding outdoor music shows during the summertime. Imagine singing to the sounds of your favorite music while the sun kisses your skin. Sounds like the perfect summer day to me.
4. Run A 5K For A Good Cause
Get your head in the game, and run a 5k for an incredible cause this summer. This will be a huge physical and mental accomplishment that you'll always be proud of.
5. Host A Potluck Brunch
Instead of going out to a pricey restaurant for brunch this summer, consider planning your own. Call up your girls to arrange a DIY potluck brunch with bottomless mimosas. Each person will bring a designated dish, so that there's plenty to go around. Get ready to toast to a weekend well spent.
6. Go To An Amusement Park
Chase the thrill this summer, and visit your nearest amusement park. You'll be able to get your adrenaline pumping and have the time of your life. Don't forget to eat all of the funnel cake.
7. Do A Wine Tasting At Home
Have you ever thought of doing a blind wine tasting with your BFFs? Each person buys a different variety of wine and covers the label, and you all guess the wine based on taste. Let's just say, you'll be toasting and laughing all night long. So, wine not?
8. Create A New Summer Playlist
Let's be real: We all have favorite songs that we listen to over and over again. Spend time searching for new music this summer, and create a playlist based off songs you've never head before. Test out new genres and artists while you're at it.
9. Go To A Farmers' Market
Break your routine and consider visiting your local farmers' market this summer. You'll discover local brands and fresh foods to help you mix things up in the kitchen.
10. Plan A Scavenger Hunt In A New City
Everyone loves a good riddle. Ditch the guidebook and explore new lands using a scavenger hunt. You'll discover things that most people miss while challenging yourself. This is a great way to bond when you're traveling with family or friends.
11. Wake Up For Sunrise
When is the last time you were up early enough to watch the sunrise? Challenge yourself to rise early this summer, and visit a breathtaking viewpoint to watch the sunrise. You might have to sacrifice a few hours of sleep, but you won't regret it.