5 Ways You Can Still Enjoy Summer Before Its Gone

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Summer is already half way over. We wait in anticipation for summer to come. When it finally does arrive, it flies by and we are left with an entire list of activities and vacations that we never found the time to complete. If you feel like summer is passing you by, now is the perfect time to stop and take a break. Evaluate how you want to spend the rest of your summer and pick a couple of vacations or day activities that you want to participate in, before the summer is over. In case you need some motivation or inspiration, these are some of the best summer activities.


Who doesn?t have good memories of camping as a child? You probably spent the weekend, or the entire week playing in the lake, sitting around a bon fire, and sleeping outdoors. Camping is one of the best summer activities that you can plan. It is extremely affordable for all. It is family and child friendly. There are also endless opportunities available when it comes to planning your family camping trip. You can even pitch a couple of tents in your backyard if you simply cannot find a time to leave your city. Otherwise, consider a short drive to a local campground or rent out some cabins overlooking the ocean.

Local amusement parks

Local amusement parts are entertaining attractions for all. You can usually find discounted tickets online or from local resellers. The good thing about amusement parks is that you can plan your trip for as long, or as short as you prefer. Make a day trip to the local amusement park for a last minute summer activity option. For longer vacations, rent a campground spot or stay in one of the local motels. When you choose to rent out a motels room, you will also have access to the motel pool and activity room.

Outdoor sports

Your vacation activities do not require that you leave your home state. Simply taking on a sport or activity that encourages outdoor time can also fulfills your summer time to do list. Outdoor sports include baseball, basketball, biking, horseback riding, and swimming. While some of these outdoor sports can actually be participated in when indoors, they are more entertaining and ideal when done outdoors on a sunny day. Swimming especially is much more entertaining when the weather is nice. Cloudy days can be spent biking. With approximately 9 million bike trips in the U.S. every day, biking is a very popular outdoor activity.

Spend the day at the beach

Depending on where you live, beach trips do not always require overnight stays either. No matter where you go in Florida, you are never more than 60 miles from the beach. Pack up the car and spend the day at the beach and simply head back home that evening. If you want to make a short vacation out of it, simply book one of the motels near the beach. When you make accommodations in the local motels, you can take breaks in between your beach activities.


Sure, you eat all year long. But, there is something about spending a meal on a patio, overlooking the beach that portrays summer. Some of the best restaurants also have unique summer inspired menus. If you are finding it difficult to get away or to even plan a day trip over the summer, you can always enjoy summer with food. Make it a point to visit some of the best patio and outdoor restaurants within your city.

About 37% of families say that vacations make them happy, making it the activity that makes families most happy. The majority of vacations take place over the summer months. Right now, summer is about halfway over. It is time to begin enjoying your summer and if possible, planning your summer vacation. If a summer vacation is not possible, plan a day trip, engage in some outdoor activities, or spend the night at a beachfront motel.

Written by Best Travel Magazine. Posted in Best restaurants, Camping, Things to do in ocala florida

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