Summer is here. Everyone’s favorite time of the year! Now is the time to be laidback, to just chill, reflect outside your house, and take things slow. Instead of fighting the heat of the sun, the best thing to do is enjoy it and try some unique activities with your family and friends. Continue reading for suggestions on how to make this summer even more fun and memorable than last year.
Start with filing your vacation leaves. Your boss needs ample time to approve and prepare for days without you. You would also need to agree with co-workers on who is going to be gone when.
The best dates are when there are fewer people say, in the resort, and you can almost have the whole place to yourself. How does booking a villa for your family by the beachside on a Sunday to Tuesday sound? The first thing to planning the perfect summer getaway is to settle the date of the trip after taking note of everyone’s availability.
Next step is to determine the activities you’d want to try this year. Go for the unique, those you haven’t done before. Here are 9 ideas:
Learn how to surf
Bring your beach-ing to the next level and learn how to surf. Why not travel to La Union or Baler? Enjoy the chill, hipster life, and dare yourself to ride the boat. This is how you make this summer exciting and unforgettable.
Try strawberry picking
Baguio never fails to be top-of-mind when you just want to escape from everything. Just thinking about it could make you feel relaxed despite the long travel you’d have to take. Perfect place to take it slow and try strawberry picking with kids.
Yes it’s hot, but you want to try new and unique activities this summer, right? Especially if you haven’t played golf before, it’s definitely worth learning. Only a few people know the proper way to do it. So, imagine going back to the office and telling your seatmate, “You know, I learned to golf and feel like challenging our boss to a match.”
Cook something with your kids
Involve them as you try a new dish. Assign them the easy stuff but be serious and convincing enough, they think they actually just learned how to cook. This is fun because you’re making them realize you get the taste you worked for.
A fairly new activity – glamping is defined as “glamorous” camping, as you get to go camping, but enjoy resort-style services. Sounds fun, eh? Some of the best spots are in Batangas. Do your research and go where you can also enjoy great food.
Bike with your family
Or go with your friends if you’re still single. Biking is an activity that never gets old for the fun it offers, as well as the many health benefits. It promotes cardiovascular fitness as it increases muscle strength, decreases stress levels, and improves posture and coordination. Drive around after work and scout for places ideal to bike around.
Visit a new museum
You may think you’ve visited every museum out there, but you haven’t. New ones have just been built and the old museums have been improved and updated. Another good thing is that only a few people would go to museums in summer, so you can avoid the crowd.
Go for a hike
Again, it can feel like it’s too hot outside to go for a hike. However, you can start very early in the morning, so by noon, you can enjoy the breeze up there! Nothing beats the view of majestic mountains and the feeling of leaving your stress as you walk a level higher. You can search online for hiking groups you can join in – also, a good opportunity to meet new people.
Summer doesn’t always have to be about going to the beach and swimming. After all, that’s where everyone would tend to go, and you want to avoid the crowd and relax, right? There are exciting and unique activities you can try with your friends and family at home, park, or nearby activity center.
Be as creative as you can be and aim to make this summer the best one for the kids as well for performing in school. For you, the goal is to enjoy it so much, you’d be refreshed and energized when you go back to work!