22 Things Everyone Should Do at Least Once Before Summer’s Over
Don’t let the last few warm, beautiful days of the season go to waste! Ice cream, stat!
Build a sandcastle
Sand in between your toes (and in your hair and down your swimsuit) is peak summer. But don’t just settle for laying on the beach. Get dirty the fun way by building a sand castle complete with turrets and a moat. It’s just one of ten things that make a perfect day at the beach.
Eat at a food truck
Food trucks and outdoor dining go together like…restaurants with no seating? What they may lack in chairs they make up for in taste, offering a wide variety of new flavors and old favorites at a good price. Make it a walking dinner and you can indulge in a food truck dessert to go!
Have a bonfire and roast s’mores
Sticky fingers, smoke-scented hair, and a smile are the signature style of summer. So invite your neighbors and light (a small, well-maintained) bonfire. Add to the fun by roasting marshmallows for s’mores, everyone’s favorite sticky treat. Here are 15 ways to throw the best summer party ever.
Watch a street performer
Warm evenings turn every street corner into a stage and you’ll be amazed at the talent in your community. Dancers and musicians are staples but in many places you can also find living “statues,” contortionists, and magicians, among others. Don’t forget to leave them a tip to show you enjoyed their performance!
Get new sunglasses
New sunnies can take your look to the next level as well as protect your eyes. And they’re all on end-of-season clearance now! Buy two. Now that you’ve got a new accessory, try one of these 8 summer date ideas you can plan in five minutes.
Go to a drive-in movie
Popcorn? Check. Speakers on? Check. Awesome double feature? Double check. Stay up late and watch a movie from the comfort of your own car. You’re outside but with all the comforts of being inside.
Meet a new neighbor
A simple stroll around the block can turn into a block party during the summer. Everyone’s outside and relaxed making it the perfect time to introduce yourself. If you’re not a natural at small talk, try one of these 37 conversation starters that will make you instantly interesting.
Jump off a diving board
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Count your freckles
Who says you have to cover up your freckles with makeup? Wear your summer sun kisses with pride. Count them and remember all the fun in the sun that got you each one. They, along with your memories, will fade all too quickly when fall comes.