11 Ways to Make Summer 2017 Your Best Yet

Yes, it’s finally here! Warm weather, humidity, and our personal favourite, vacations. It’s June, and that means the summer season is beginning. Have you thought about how you’ll spend the next few months? If you haven’t thought about it yet, don’t worry. We have a great list that we think will provide some inspiration and ways to spend your summer to hopefully make it the best yet.

First, gather inspiration! If you already have some ideas, write them down! Make a list of all the goals you’ve set for yourself this summer. They could be simple, like making time for a beach day or planning a backyard get-together. They could also be more complex, like planning a vacation abroad. The important thought to keep in mind here is you. What would you absolutely love to do or get done this summer? Where would you love to go? Who would you love to see? When you’re deciding on summer plans, try to incorporate some personal goals and some fun activities. With a mixture of both, you’ll feel satisfied knowing that you’ve accomplished the things that have been on your mind, but also enjoyed the season. Stuck for ideas? Try Pinterest! Make a Summer 2017 inspiration board, and Pin away.

Without further ado, here’s our full list of ideas!
  • Plan a Get-Together: Nothing says summer like a BBQ or a dinner party with friends and family. Planning a menu is easier than ever with online resources like Tasty, but if you don’t feel like cooking a full menu, have a potluck!

  • Have a Beach Day: Choose a day and drive to a beach! Beaches are a great place for relaxation and fun. Bring a book, have a drink, and sink your toes into the warm sand.

  • Try Geo-Caching: Have you heard about this trend? Geo-caching is a great activity that sometimes involves hiking and exploration. Download an app or use a website to find targets, and go look for them! This activity is great because it is low cost and fun for everybody.

  • Learn to Cook a New Food or Recipe: Choose a food or a recipe you’ve been eyeing, and make it! Cook your food with somebody else for added fun. Looking for a challenge? Try sushi!

  • Marathon a TV Show or Movie Series: If you have an ever-growing list of TV show recommendations or have just been hearing great things about a series, have a marathon day! Make some snacks and veg out.

  • Go to an Antique Market: An antique market is just like thrift shopping, but with older stuff! Often, you’ll find great deals on beautiful items. With the rustic design trend, these are becoming even more popular. It’s also an enjoyable experience to see what you’ll find!

  • Do a Summer Cleaning: It doesn’t have to be Spring to do a big cleaning. Go through your things and toss what you don’t need! Decluttering has a positive effect – and you’ll feel extra productive after you’re finished.

  • Plan a Short Road Trip: Many think of vacations as flying somewhere far away – but they don’t have to be. Open up TripAdvisor and look at some areas within a few hours of home. You may be surprised at what you find.

  • Try PaintNite: If you have any of these events in your area and haven’t gone yet, try one out! PaintNite is a blast with friends, and you don’t need to know how. Enjoy appetizers and drinks while you all figure it out together.

  • Visit Local Attractions: You’ve heard it before – be a tourist in your own town or city! Visit the attractions that visitors flock to, you may learn something you didn’t know before. This is a great way to find hidden gems and great restaurants.

  • Go Shopping: Take a day for yourself and shop! Make a mental list of the things you need, or simply go to a mall with some friends or family and window shop.