In early summer, the weather is so perfect, you can’t help but want to get out and explore and just enjoy the outdoors. It’s not only a great way to get out of a stuffy office, or neglect that honey-do list you’ve been putting off anyway, but it’s also one of the very best ways to spend time with your family.
Here are my tips to help you enjoy the outdoors this summer.
- Be Prepared for Adventure – Adventure is waiting! You just have to get out there and find it. But, if you’re not sure what you’re going to need in order to be prepared for that adventure, then you had better head over to a place like Appalachian Outdoors and stock up on all the items you’ll need for every adventure! They offer everything from footwear to tents, kayaks to fishing gear, and everything in between. You can check the currnet Appalachian Outdoors promo codes to save money on all your adventure gear.
- Take Yoga or Fitness Classes – Check with your local recreation department to see if there are any free or reduced cost outdoor yoga or fitness classes available this summer. Fitness classes are a great way to help keep you in shape, encourage you to make new friends, and you get to try something new. When the classes are held outdoors, it makes it that much better, because you get to enjoy the beautiful weather.
- Go on a Picnic – A picnic is such a fun way to get out and enjoy the warmer weather. Pick a shady spot under a tree, pack a basket of your favorite goodies, and take a frisbee along to toss with the kids – or the fur kid! If you’re looking for better food choices, check out these promo codes from Sunfood Super Foods and save money on better, healthier food choices for your summer picnic – or anytime!
- Tour National Parks – Many of the local US National Parks offer tours that are led by their rangers. It’s a great way to learn about the area you live in, explore what’s around you, and get some exercise while you’re walking through the beautiful countryside. There are several weekends where there is free admission into the National Park, and you can enjoy a free tour of the area with a local expert. If it’s not a free weekend, admission fees should only cost you a few dollars per vehicle. Before you head out to the park, hop online and check out their calendar of events like boat or canoe tours, nature hikes, bird watching tours, and more.
- Go Stargazing – Check with local museums and planetariums in your area to see if they host stargazing and moon watching events throughout the summer. They will often post a calendar of events online with upcoming sessions, and you can plan your entire evening around them. No local museums or planetariums? That’s ok! Get online and print out a map of the night sky, lay a blanket on the ground, and enjoy watching the stars dance in the sky above you.
Enjoy being outside this summer, and make the most of every second with your family!