How to Spend More Time Outdoors This Summer

Don’t spend the gorgeous days of summer stuck inside the house when there is so much going on outdoors for you to explore. Whatever interests you, regardless of your budget, spending time outdoors this summer can be the best yet when you put the eight ideas below into effect. Who knew improving summer could be so easy?

 

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Have Fun Outdoors This Summer

1- Build an Outdoor Kitchen

 

With all of the food, snacks, and drinks you want easily accessible within a few steps, every summer is a little bit better when you build an outdoor kitchen. As one of the most popular home improvement trends of the decade, outdoor kitchens modern ie any property and create scenery that puts your mind at ease.

 

A ton of options exists for the outdoor kitchen, including gas grills, refrigerators, cabinets, tables and chairs, and more. Pick the right outdoor kitchen cabinets to suit your design preferences and design your outdoor kitchen!

 

2- Install a Swimming Pool

 

Water fun is one of the most enjoyable activities associated with summer. Install a swimming pool in your backyard and you can enjoy all of the adventures in the water that you want without ever leaving home.

 

Your home instantly becomes the center of attention for all of your family and friends (especially if you build an outdoor kitchen to match) so no one misses out on a grand time outdoors this summer.

 

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3- Visit a Theme Park

 

Whether you head off to Disney World, Six Flags, or even a local theme park near your home, it’s another one of the summer adventures that makes life great. Set aside money now to prepare for the theme park visit with the complete assurance it is worth every single penny you’ll spend.

 

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4- Build a Patio/Deck for Extra Time Outdoors

 

A home without a deck or patio is a home that causes you to miss out on quality outdoor time when the weather is right. Make this the last time you to suffer through this problem and add-on a deck or patio to your home.

 

With a plethora of styles, sizes, designs, and options available, any homeowner can easily install a deck or patio on their home without going into debt to do so.

 

5- Plan an Outdoor Vacation

 

Summer is the prime time for vacation for most families across the country. Whether you head to a mountain region like the Rocky Mountains, prefer something more scenic like the Grand Canyon, or prefer water adventures, make plans to take an outdoor=themed vacation so you can enjoy more fun in the sun this summer.

 

An outdoor vacation offers even more of the relaxation that you want and expect during your getaway.

 

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6- Plant a Garden

 

Although many people assume gardening is reserved only for a select group of people who possess a green thumb, this is an activity anyone can learn and, over time, successfully enjoy with the fruits of their labor in full bloom.

 

Some people grow flower gardens, other people choose vegetable gardens and some opt for a mixture of both. Whichever garden-style most suitable to your needs, you’ll spend much of your time outdoors tending to the garden to ensure a healthy crop. It is a healthy, fun hobby with fruitful gains for all!

 

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7- Take a Hike

 

A hike is a can’t miss summer adventure that allows you and the crew to explore off-the-beaten-path locations, where many discoveries are sure to add excitement to the trip.

 

Nearby your home or even a location far away, hiking is fun, provides quality time with friends and family, and helps keep you healthy and thriving all summer long. Purchase the supplies needed to experience a safe hike and you’ll return home with plenty of great stories to tell family and friends.

 

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8- Host an Outdoor BBQ or Have a Picnic

 

For many people, the beginning of summer is also the signal for the first of many BBQs. Tasty ribs, burger, chicken, potato salad, and coleslaw are among the favorites enjoyed at BBQs across the country.

 

Plan one more BBQ this summer than usual to ensure you’re getting your dose of Vitamin C. Not a fan of BBQs? Host a picnic for the family instead. Properly planned, a picnic can be just as exciting as a BBQ and save money. It is a win-win for every family.

 

No matter what you choose to do, spending more time outdoors this summer will improve your mood, and the exercise that goes with it will help you stay healthy.

 


About Christa Thompson

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Christa Thompson is the Founder and Chief Editor of The Fairytale Traveler. She started traveling the world in 2003 when she attended a summer abroad study at the University of Cambridge in England. Since then, her wanderlust has been fierce. Her three passions in life are her son, traveling, and being creative. The Fairytale Traveler brand gives Christa the opportunity to do all of these things and to live intentionally every day. "It's never too late to believe in what you love and to pursue your dreams." -Christa Thompson

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