Top 10 Summer Plans for Fun in the Sun


In a matter of weeks, school will be out for summer. Ah, how long we have waited for those long days and warm summer nights. The beach, barbeques, vacations…its like spending two months in heaven.

These are the top ten ways to enjoy some fun in the sun this summer:

  1. Go to (or send the kids to) Summer Camp. This is hands-down, the most fun a kid can have. Sure, you’ll miss your kids but we’re sure you’ll find something to do while they’re away. See below for more ideas.
  2. Have an All-American Fourth of July – complete with a big barbeque decorated with patriotic accessories, followed by fireworks and sparklers under the stars.
  3. Head to the beach! It doesn’t matter if its the shore by your house, or a tropical destination. It should be required that every summer, everyone in the world gets to experience the smells and sounds of the ocean and the feeling of having your toes in the sand while rhythmic waves cool you in the summer sun.
  4. Have a luau, with everyone coming to your party in Luau costumes. Get leis for everyone to wear and make plenty of Hawaiian cocktails served in coconut cups.
  5. Eat Ice Cream – None of that fat-free frozen yogurt, either. If you’re gonna do it, do it right – two scoops, toppings, whipped cream and a cherry on top. With all the extra activity during the summer, you’ll burn it off with no problem
  6. Go to an Amusement Park – Nothing beats the thrill of a roller coaster or a death defying free-fall.  Try to hit all of the big thrills early in the day, they cool off at midday with a log flume ride. It is crucial that your amusement park experience include eating either a funnel cake or a waffle and ice cream sandwich. 
  7. Have a picnic at a park you have never been too. Some of the best kept secrets are really close to home. Perhaps there is a park within an hour or so drive that has a watering hole you have always wanted to swim in. Or maybe there is a hiking trail that you’ve been wanting to conquer. Pack a picnic and make a day of it.
  8. Find a Drive-In Theater – there are not many left in the US but it you can get to one, there is nothing like the drive-in experience. Many of them offer a double feature and you pay per car, not per person so the value makes it worth the trip.
  9. Have a campfire – sit around a campfire, sing songs (Please, no Kumbaya), make s’mores and tell ghost stories.
  10. Wear Sunscreen Every Day – you don’t want to ruin any of the above activities because you have a nasty sunburn.  Besides, melanoma is a really major buzz kill.

What do you have planned this summer? Let us know and we’ll update our list.