We are already one month into summer. If you have kids, that means the new school year is just around the corner. Maximize your summer by using the last few weeks creating great summer memories. This doesn’t mean you have to take a special vacation, as you can easily find fun things to do around your house or in your local community. Here are a few ideas to make the most out of your remaining summer.
1.) Make something fun in the kitchen
Summer offers amazing seasonal produce to create a fun experience in the kitchen. Consider making homemade ice cream, a fruit pie or cobbler, or grill up something fun on the BBQ. A new recipe or a family favorite recipe makes for an easy, fun experience at home. You can enjoy doing this by yourself or with friends and family.
2.) Attend a local event
Local events can vary from attending a major or minor league baseball game, your local farmer’s market, music event, local festival, comedy show and more. Consider seeking out what local events are going on this month for something new and exciting to try.
3.) Get outdoors
When it comes to getting outdoors, there are many options to choose from. You can stay close to home by visiting a new park or you can hop in your vehicle and drive a few hours to fish, hike, camp, boat, paddleboard or kayak and more. The outdoors can be a great space to get away, take a digital detox and enjoy nature.
4.) Take a road trip somewhere in your state
Sometimes many of us like to venture somewhere out of state for road trips even though fun places exist closer to home. It is easy to think you can visit something close to home at any time. Pick a time this summer to plan a day trip or extended road trip to something new you haven’t seen in your home state. You may find it could be a new favorite location to visit.
5.) Plan a Gathering
Fun gatherings always create lasting memories. Nothing says summer like a summer BBQ, pool party or slumber party for your child with his or her friends. Finish summer off with a fun gathering with friends or family.
Here are a few tips for having a safe gathering:
- If you have kids near or in a pool, make sure there is a dedicated adult watching the pool.
- Do not leave the grill unattended, especially if there are children present.
- When BBQing, make sure you have a fire extinguisher ready.
- Keep food at the recommended safe temperature before cooking to avoid making you and your guests ill.
- Make sure your grill is clean of grease and gunk, and there are no bits of metal left over that will contaminate your food.
We hope you enjoy the rest of the summer season. If you have questions about your insurance coverage, we are here to answer your questions. Contact us today.