7 Things You Should Try This Summer

Summer is the best time to make memories. It’s warm out and it’s so much easier to travel and get outside. Here are some things you should try out this summer.

1. Travel in an RV

If you haven’t done a cross country trip in an RV yet, you are missing out! It’s a great way to travel in comfort and ease. Not only do you not have to book and pay for hotels, but if you’re not driving, you can take a comfortable nap. Investing in an RV could be cashing in on some amazing summer memories.

2. Visit National Parks

There are so many to choose from! Plus obtaining an annual parks pass is not super expensive and you can buy it at any national and many state parks. Each national park or monument is unique and shares an important geological or naturally-occurring phenomena. Exploring nature around you can be an enriching and memorable experience.

3. Try Geocaching

Geocaching is a fun and exciting way to explore the area you live in without having to spend money or leave your city. All you have to do is register for a free membership with geocaching.com, enter your postal code in the site, select any geocache from the list and enter the coordinates into your GPS device. It’s a thrilling scavenger hunt that ends with finding a geocache box with prizes and notes left inside by other exploring enthusiasts. Once you find the cache, you can take the prize and leave a prize of your own for the next person to find.

4. Go to Amusement Parks and County Fairs

It can be expensive, but going to a local amusement park is a lot of fun. Some amusement parks have special summer deals or coupons at local businesses. If that is outside of the budget, county fairs can be a great experience too. Many are free to walk around to see the prized pigs, art, and people watch. Plus, you can also find deals at local businesses to get a discount on ride tickets. Check out your local city or county calendar to see if there are any festivals or fairs that have free fireworks and great local food.

5. Travel Your Own Backyard

You may have lived in your city or town for years, but have you seen all it has to offer yet? You might not even need to leave your own area to see amazing art, culture, experience delicious food and learn more about the local history. Start by googling what people visiting your area would recommend doing. Try out art, cooking, or fitness classes. Go to local museums and to your community theater shows. There’s a lot more to do than you think, even if you live in a small town.

6. Get in the Water

This is one of the best parts about summer—getting in the water. Most places have a lake, a reservoir, a creek, or even a community swimming pool nearby. Take advantage of the extra daylight and stay cool in the water. If you have kids, they will love it!

7. Hike or Camp

Find yourself in nature by hiking or camping or both! There is so much to explore and see, and being in nature almost always provides a new adventure.

Enjoy your summer by planning out some trips, getting outside, and being intentional about making some solid summer memories.

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