The air has gotten markedly warmer, the flowers have bloomed and most people have ventured out of their winter hibernation. With the warm months already upon us and even warmer ones quickly approaching, I thought it seemed like a good time to share some of my favorite activities for the summer.
Being from San Diego, this probably seems like a ridiculously obvious recommendation but I’m going to make it nonetheless. There are few things in life better than falling asleep on a beach towel under the warm sun, skin still slightly sticky from the ocean. If you can find a beach within walking distance to shops and taco shops then even better.
This is another obvious one but like I said, that’s not about to stop me from writing it. The best hikes are those at sunrise or sunset, just make sure to not be doing a dangerous hike in the dark.
I know this is something that has recently gained a lot of popularity with youtubers but as someone who has thrifted for a very long time, I truly can’t recommend it enough. After a successful thrifting experience, you’ll go to a normal retail store and wonder why everything is so expensive. You just have to give yourself a good chunk of time because thrifting is something that can’t really be done quickly- you really have to look through everything to find the best stuff. Some of my favorite tips are to go in with an idea of an item that you’d like to find and to keep an open mind- anything can be cut, hemmed or taken in. Plus, it’s so inexpensive that if you mess it up it won’t be as bad as ruining a new item.
These are awesome experiences any time of the year but there’s something special about a summertime sunset concert at an outdoor venue. Watching the sun set behind the stage as you feel the cool grass underneath you is the meaning of summer to me. (Also, if you ever have the chance to see Bleachers in concert you should definitely go, they’re incredible live.)
5. Eating Outside
This is a weird one but in general I like being outside at dusk during the summer so I highly recommend requesting a table outside anytime you eat at a restaurant during the summer. Bonus points if you can hear/see the ocean from the table.