Are you as obsessed with summer as we are? Because we are pretty crazy about summer, especially the month of July – which is the perfect month to knock out a summer bucket list. The summer is officially here and there is no turning back. We are throwing our arms wide open to all things summery! If you are looking for things to do in July, below are some fun activities to help inspire you to embrace this amazing season and month!
Make a dessert with cherries – cherries are a perfect summer fruit, there are so many wonderful desserts you can make with them or just enjoy them on their own.
Go camping – when the weather is nice: pack up a tent, some sleeping bags and snacks and take off, camping is a perfect way to take in nature and really get some fresh air!
Visit a lake or beach– you may have a swimming pool, but nothing beats jumping into a cool lake or ocean on a summer day. Pack up a picnic and go for a swim!
Stargaze – the summer is perfect for going outside and just gazing up at the sky. You can take it a step further by finding a dark sky park and seeing the truly amazing heavens above you!
Go paddle boating – honestly, do as many activities on the water as you can; not only is this fun, but it counts as exercise too!
Go to a baseball game – “take me out to the ball game, take me out to the crowd,” even if you don’t follow sports, this quintessential summer activity is a blast for the whole family!
Try juicing - this is just another way to enjoy your fruits and vegetables, especially on a hot day! Hopefully you can source them from a farmers’ market or your own garden!
Go to an outdoor concert – if you love music this is the perfect season to enjoy live music and amazing weather!
Look for fireflies (lightning bugs) – is that a fairy or a firefly shining in the summer night, who knows? Looking for fireflies on a summer night is such a fun family activity, but please don’t put them in jars. Let them be free!
Dine al fresco – what is better than eating an amazing meal? Eating that same meal outside, if you’re looking for a great way to slow down and really enjoy a meal, take it outside!
Enjoy a campfire – It’s medicine for the soul to watch a campfire, and it’s medicine for the body to cook s’mores! Gathering around a campfire is such a fun way to spend time with loved ones and tell spooky stories!
Build a sandcastle – whether you are at the local park or a beach, building a sandcastle is the ultimate summer craft!
Get a flip flop tan line – if you are not working on your flip flop tan line then you are either not outside enough or you are not wearing flip flops! Go ahead and get outside wearing flip flops, it is summer!
Enjoy freezies – this iconic summer treat was a childhood fav. Freezies are good anytime during the summer but they’re best outside in the sunshine!
Eat a watermelon – this amazing fruit is just made for summer, gather your friends and family and enjoy a big one!
Go play basketball – if you are looking for a fun way to get in a workout, then go shoot some hoops.
Take a bike ride –there is something truly magical about riding a bike in the summer (and again, “free” exercise!).
Have a water balloon fight – there is just a special way to show love and friendship to those that matter by throwing a balloon full of water at them! Plus what a fun way to stay cool!
Visit a farmer’s market – this is a perfect weekend activity and an awesome way to see what local fruit and vegetables are in season.
Enjoy chocolate dipped ice cream cone – just so you know summer and ice cream are best friends forever!
Relax on a giant floaty – you may think you know how to chill by the water but if you’ve never taken it easy on a giant inflatable object (think flamingo, unicorn or pizza slice!) you’re missing out. This will completely up your lake or pool days, guaranteed!
Hang your wet laundry outside – when you dry your clothes outside, they are super fresh, and it saves on electricity, win-win!
Go on a road trip – even if it is just for a day trip, get in the car with the windows down and a cool drink and take off! Be a tourist where you live! This is a perfect adventure for any summer day
Find a patio –finding a restaurant with a patio on a nice summer night, is wonderfully luxurious and a summer night well spent.
Enjoy the great indoors– turn on the AC and do the indoor projects you keep putting off. It’s a great time to think of the holidays ahead and rethink ...the heart of the home… the kitchen. We can help you refresh your old cabinets and give your kitchen a new sparkle before the fall holiday frenzy begins. It’s the perfect time to make updates.
Whatever you and your loved ones find to do this summer, we hope that it is amazing and that you enjoy all that summer has to offer!