Things to do to Enjoy the Summer Sunshine

Family of four running into the sunset on the beach.

Get Up, Get Out and enjoy the summer sunshine! Don’t let air conditioning drive you to spend summer days indoors. Try these fun ways to get out and enjoy the Atlanta area before this brief season of freedom is gone.

Dine Outdoors

Moving meals outside makes them more fun and gives you an excuse to enjoy your favorite summertime foods. Pack up a picnic and hit the park, try the fare at some local Atlanta events or fire up the grill in your backyard for a delicious open-air dining experience.

Plant and Reap

Some garden plants do well as late-season crops, including lettuce, leafy greens, beans and some root vegetables. If you don’t have a green thumb, don’t despair. Look for “pick your own” farms in the area where you can gather summer’s bounty at its best. Bring the kids for a fun afternoon of learning where food comes from.

Bust Out the Bikes

Whether you hit the road with family or go on a quick spin around the block with friends, biking is a great way to soak up the summer sun and get some exercise at the same time. Bring your bikes on vacation to explore unfamiliar trails, see the local sights and explore nearby towns.

Visit the Beach

Pack up the family and take a trip to a beach on the Georgia coast for some old-fashioned fun in the sun. Most local parks offer day passes or weekend passes, and you can find a lot of free places to go swimming or sit and watch the surf. Attend summer events, fairs and other special activities held at the beach, or just spend time playing in the sand.

Snooze in a Tent

Spend some time in nature this summer! It’s time to visit that campground you’ve been meaning to see and spend a few nights sleeping under the stars. Grab your tent and enjoy some time making s’mores and singing campfire songs. If you don’t have access to a campground, simply pitch the tent in the backyard and toast marshmallows over the stove.

Explore the Neighborhood

Sometimes the best summer activities are literally right around the corner. How long has it been since you saw an exhibit at the local museum? Have you visited the library or local attractions? Are there any summer events coming up? You’ll never be without something to do if you take the time to find the hidden gems in your area.

Get Close to Nature

Another way to enjoy summer without going too far is to simply head out and take a walk. Admire your surroundings as you stroll through the park or on a woodland trail. Forget about the work you have to do. Use the time to enjoy yourself, calm down and pay attention to the natural beauty around you.

Pick your favorite activities from the list and put them on your summer schedule so that you have something to look forward to throughout the season.

Keep an eye out for special Atlanta events for even more seasonal fun and check with sites like Time Out and Atlanta Magazine for more information on happenings in your area.

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