The days are already getting shorter, and the evenings cooler, but summer is technically not over yet. Before the temperatures seriously drop, why not make a point of enjoying the last bit of summer before it’s gone? Here are six ideas for doing just that:
Check Out an Outdoor Concert or Movie
A great way to hold onto that summer feeling is to see some live music outdoors or check out a movie in the park or at the drive-through. Sure, you may need to bring a sweatshirt for the end of the night, but you can still enjoy outdoor entertainment in a way that won’t be possible for the next several months.
It’s not too late to fit in a late summer camping trip with your family or a group of good friends. The slightly chillier night air might make the time you spend gathered around the campfire even more cozy. If you don’t have time to get away to a national park or other wilderness campground, why not camp out under the stars in your own backyard?
Have One Last Barbecue
Before you cover your grill for the winter, invite your neighbors and friends over for one last barbecue. Few things feel more summer-like than hotdogs and hamburgers cooked over an open flame, and it’s a great excuse to catch up with everyone before school and the holidays lead to overpacked schedules.
Make Fall and Winter Plans
Instead of dreading the colder months, spend some time making a list of fun plans and goals you’d like to accomplish before the end of the year. This may include ski trips, hockey games, cozy winter recipes you’d like to try, or personal and financial goals you’d like to set for yourself.
Attend a Baseball Game
Football season may be officially here, but that doesn’t mean baseball is over. If you didn’t make it to a major league baseball game this summer, you still have time, and it can be just as fun to check out a local recreational game.
Spend Time at the Park
Take advantage of the longer days, warmer temperatures, and lack of snow while you can by spending time at the park. Go for a jog or bike ride, play frisbee with your dog, or simply enjoy a good book on a blanket.
Here at Fluent, we hope you and your loved ones have had a fun, safe summer.[:]