Some people spend their summers locked in the house with the TV on and the A/C pumping.
But not you.
You’re the type that wants to get out and enjoy the warm weather while it lasts. You want to visit a new place, get outdoors, and embrace adventure. You know that longer days mean more time to do the things you love.
We get it — we're your people. Check out our list of the best things to do this summer for ideas to help you make the most of the season.
🎵 Need tunes for summer? Check out our Summer Playlist below! 🎵
Our Favorite Summer Activities
Visit a local park
It's true what they say: the best part of your city or town is often right under your nose. This summer, explore the parks near you. Pack a cooler, bring a frisbee, and soak up some vitamin D. That big green space you've been meaning to visit is the perfect place to relax.
Get in the water
Maybe it's 95 degrees and the park just isn't cutting it. For fast relief on a hot summer day, get in the water: the ocean, a pool, or the hose in your own backyard. Let it be fun and unscheduled. Heck, you might even stay in until your fingers prune.
Speaking of water — 75% of Americans are chronically dehydrated. Yikes! Don't forget to drink lots of fluids during the hotter months.
Take a day trip
Sometimes getting in the car and driving a few hours is all it takes to feel like you're in a different world. Put those Summer Fridays to use and visit the destinations near you. Try something new while you're there: rock climbing, paddle boarding, zip lining, a new trail. Either way, there's bound to be something new to explore close by.
Have a picnic
Picnics are the perfect summer activity. They're romantic, easy to throw together, and you can do them just about anywhere. Make it a potluck and invite your friends, or keep it intimate with a special someone. Bonus points if you can find a spot with a view.
Rent a boat
If you're lucky enough to live near a body of water, take advantage of it! Rent a boat with a group of friends or your family for the afternoon. Whether you're fishing, swimming, or just cruising around, you're sure to have a good time.
Start a garden
Gardening is a great way to get outside and do something productive. It's also incredibly satisfying to watch your plants grow. Get a few seeds in the ground and enjoy an abundance of juicy fruit and fresh vegetables all season. If you don't have a lot of space, you can always start small with a pot or window box.
Last Few Tips: Sun Protection Clothing is Key
Your summer bucket list doesn't have to be super creative to be fun. Often, the activities we enjoy most are simple and nostalgic, which is what summer is all about.
The most important thing to remember is to stay safe in the sun. Be sure to apply sunscreen, drink plenty of water, and wear UPF 50+ sun protection clothing. Our solar gear for men and women has a seal of endorsement from the Skin Cancer Foundation and can protect you during all of your summer adventures.
Now get out there!
Looking for Some Tunes? Check Out Our Summer Playlist
Whether you're on the road, trail, or water, bring our summer playlist along with you! Introducing: Vapor Elemental Wear Soundwaves Vol. 1. The first of many playlists to come.