Summer is a season that we adore, as we can get plenty of sun and enjoy the outdoors. With summer upon us, do you have plans for a summer that you won’t forget? 2020 stole our summer plans while the 2021 summer season was approached with caution.
2022 is the year to make the most of your summer and here a few ways to do just that:
Go all out with the 4th of July
More than likely, you had to cancel July 4th plans in the last couple of years due to the impact Covid-19 had on our world. With vaccines, boosters, and cases decreasing, this year’s Independence Day promises to be a blast, offering the possibility of connection with our family and friends.
Whether you do a huge family reunion or a simple backyard barbeque with nearby loved ones, have fun getting into this patriotic holiday. Decorate your home, wear an American flag shirt, and have a great time celebrating with your loved ones.
Get out on the road
Depending on your lifestyle or where you’re at in your job, summer may be a great time to get away. Consider a road trip to your favorite destinations in the country. Whether you mountain bike and plan a trip to different mountain bike destinations or you enjoy visiting national parks, there are plenty of reasons to either rent a car or use your own and get out on the open road around the country during the summer.
Plan ahead so you can always have enough gas, safe places to stay, and of course, make sure to stay hydrated.
Plan some beach time
The best time to go to the beach is obviously the summertime. Plan for at least one trip to the beach over the summer, even if it’s just to the nearest one. Bring an umbrella, sunscreen, your favorite swimwear, beach towel, music, books, and great snacks and have a blast getting your natural sun color.
If you can wing it and money is flowing, head to Cancun, the Bahamas, Jamaica or the Dominican Republic as these are some of the most iconic beach locations to visit in the world.
Go to a festival
Summer is a time of festivals and fun, so if you have some extra cash and time, make a point of booking a trip to a fun summer event, whether it’s Lovers & Friends Festival or Lollapalooza.
Shop for the cutest summer festival wear, but also make sure to bring along plenty of sunscreen and stay hydrated with a cute water bottle to boot. Pair up with a friend to make it a memorable experience that will be as fun as it will be a once-in-a-lifetime experience. Make sure to book your festival tickets in advance so that you can avoid them being sold out.
In some places where snowfall happens every winter, you may enjoy the lack of snow on some of your favorite hiking trails or find that it’s a great time to mountain bike in a nearby nature preserve. Whatever your outdoor passion may be, in some cases summer is an ideal time to get out in nature and enjoy the beauty of being outdoors.
Summer is a time for trips, festivals, sunshine, beaches, and the good life. If you don’t have summer plans just yet, consider planning for a summer of happiness after our last couple of years of challenges. At the very least, make outdoor fun a priority in your city if you can’t get away on a road trip or to the beach this summer.