It’s finally here! It is now past Memorial Day and that means Summer is now upon us. You know what that means! Besides being ungodly hot(I live in the South) and the pesky mosquitoes and other annoying insects the summer is supposed to be about relaxation and fun, at least as a kid. Most of us adults don’t really get that luxury any longer but hey, that’s what this article is for. We want to help you figure out something for you to do to help you relieve your stress and get out and do stuff. So let’s get started with some Honorable Mentions.
HM: Do/attend a Grill Out
This should be a no-brainer. I mean come on. You will not have a complete summer without participating in a grill out. Grab your favorite type of meats and/or veggies(and maybe some fruits) and fire up the grill!
HM: Have a Campfire
Such a simple activity and yet so relaxing. S’mores, enough said.
HM: Have a Pool Day
Day drink(responsibly of course), relax and lay out and then get your feet wet.
We could go on and on but let’s jump into what we feel are the solid choices for your summer activities!
#5: Go to a Festival/Fair of Some Kind
These two events are similar because they’re both in the area for more than a day. Now, I get it, you may not enjoy large gatherings of people but have you ever had food from the county or state fair?? It’s amazing! Find one close by and try it out! Music festivals are also solid choices if you’re willing to pay the money to go(depending on who you go see). Either way, these are two great choices to get out and enjoy with friends and/or family.
This is one of those activities that leads to destinations, sometimes unknown. Whether you have a set destination in mind or a road trip by yourself or with friends.
“Travel is the key to an open mind.”
I agree wholeheartedly with the above statement. Experience something new. It helps broaden your scope on the world around you and learning new cultures could lead to so much more. A few of my personal favorite places I’ve been are Savannah, GA and Charleston, SC. If you have the means and the time, take a flight overseas. I had to good fortune to visit England and Scotland as a kid, albeit I was a kid and didn’t get a chance to fully appreciate it for what it was. Visit a few breweries if you’re into that! You might be surprised who you can meet doing that. But if traveling is something you’re not experienced in then start small. No shame in that!
#3: Amusement Parks
For those enjoy the thrills of maybe water parks or roller coasters don’t worry, I didn’t forget about you. Amusement parks should be about leisurely excitement. Hit up that roller coaster everyone talks about, take a break on the carousel, there’s something for everyone at an amusement park. Honestly, it could be well worth the extra money to get whatever version of VIP passes your closest park has to avoid three hour wait times for some rides. Six Flags has quite a few locations across the U.S. and even one in Montreal. Check out your nearest amusement park or make a trip to another one! It’s summer time, baby!
#2: The Beach
A favorite of most people. The beach. if you like water and didn’t just watch a shark movie that is. The beach is the perfect place to travel to in the summer. The sun shines(most of the time), the water is great, and there is generally a good area nearby that has places to eat and have fun as well. Gulf Shores, AL is an amazing beach destination. Most parts of Florida have great beach spots. It’s hard to beat a walk on the beach at night. Just remember to bring your sunscreen and sunglasses and obviously clothes.
#1: Visit a Lake
I’ll be honest, this is more a personal favorite of mine but have you been to the lake on the Fourth of July?? It’s quite awesome. Going to a lake offers you a chance to relax, alone or with others. You can cruise the lake. Find a restaurant nearby, they’re generally pretty nice. Going to the lake offers versatility; relax, have fun, party(responsibly), and best of all it’s not just seen as a summer activity. Spring, Fall, and Winter all have their times for the lake as well.
Whatever you fancy as far as a vacation, be sure to always do it the Player Way! Make it memorable. And have fun! Getting out of your daily grind is a good way to relieve stress. Tis the season, my friends!