We’re definitely in the thick of summer. Temps are rising, trips are being planned and folks are definitely out and about. After the past year we’ve had, it’s no surprise everyone is trying to enjoy this summer to the fullest. I for one don’t want to waste any day this summer, which is why I came up with a bucket list to help me make the most of these 3 short months. My birthday also falls during the summer season so I’m always looking for a way to celebrate. That being said, here are a few suggestions that you can either do for the summer or that will help you enjoy your summer to the fullest.
- Plan a Getaway
Some have definitely started or have already travelled to some of their favorite destinations as places have started to open back up. Many countries have lifted restrictions and folks are taking full advantage. Whether you are fully vaccinated or not, there are plenty of places for you to go. If you still don’t feel comfortable flying, plan a staycation or travel somewhere local like the beach or amusement park for a day trip. A road trip is also a fun idea. I’m still a little hesitant about traveling far so I’ll be driving up to New York this weekend to hang out with some of my blogger boos. The important point is just to schedule the time away. Whether alone, with a friend or spouse; vacations are always needed.
2) Wear a Protective Style
Now I know this may seem funny to put on the list, but sis its necessary. The summer temps bring fun but also bring humidity and makeup melting temps along with it. There’s nothing worse than getting all primped and pampered just to go outside and it all be ruined in a few minutes. There’s been plenty a day I left my house looking like Naomi Cambpell and returned looking like Beetlejuice. the solution is to get a protective style to make sure your not only keeping cool, but looking your best. You don’t have to worry about frizzy hair, but simply to enjoy your festivities. Wearing a protective style allows to enjoy your summer activities to the fullest. I recently got these cornrows after not having braids for about 15 years and let me tell you, it’s one of the best decisions I’ve made. It’s low maintenance and saves me so much time. If you’re not a braids person, try extensions or other beautiful trendy styles like goddess feed ins. Trust me, a protective style is definitely a must for summer.
3) Eat at a Rooftop Restaurant
Summer is the perfect opportunity to eat outside, but a rooftop just takes it to the next level. There’s something about the view from atop that can be romantic or just plain exciting. I remember visiting Greece a few years back and we had Dinner in the Sky. Although frightening for the first half hour, eventually it was what I deemed one of the coolest experiences I’ve had. Now a rooftop is certainly more secure, but will be just as exhilarating. Check out local ones in your area with a group of friends or significant other. Most of them have super cool pods and architecture that is definitely instaworthy.
4)Watch a Movie Outside
This is a great activity and can be on a kids bucket list or adult’s. There are also so many ways to achieve this. Set up a blanket and snacks outside in your backyard. You can also go to a drive in theater, although not many are left, but there still are some out there. Click here to find a theater near you. You can also research activities near you and often lots of movie screenings are held in the park or local businesses. Here in Philly we have a place called Sunset Social where they have movie nights for adults and Saturday morning cartoons for kids. It’s also on a rooftop where you can set up your own picnic or purchase snacks from their vendors. Its such a cool experience. However you choose, an outdoor flick with treats is always a fun time.
5) Be a Tourist in your Own City
We always think the we need to travel somewhere outside of our city or state to experience new things. Just browsing on instagram one day, I discovered a sleuth of new places that I had never heard about. This is a fun way to explore your city and new things. Try out new restaurants, new museums, pop up shops, etc. The possibilities are more than what you think. Make it extra fun by attaching it to a scavenger hunt. I plan to do this with my kids this summer and visit a few gorgeous restaurants for date night with hubby.
There are so many more ideas to add to a summer bucket list but these were just a few to get you started. I hope this inspires you to make your own summer bucket list and get to checking them off. The summer is here, and because we made it to this summer its reason to explore, and live it up to the fullest.
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