Summer offers a great opportunity to have building memories with your family. There are a lot of activities to choose from so here are some tried and true suggestions sure to be a hit with your family. No matter the age of your family members, there is something below for everyone.
1. Ride Bikes
As the bike shortage of 2020 has demonstrated, biking is increasingly popular for people of all ages and skill levels. Almost every town and city has dedicated bike lanes but you can also enjoy them on bike trails. For older adults, and those who are wary of falling, a recumbent bike for seniors can provide more comfort and stability. These three-wheeled bikes or trikes with road bike tires function much like a bike with a different riding position that makes it more comfortable and prevents falling. Be sure to do your research and know for certain which will be best for size and preferred surface.
2. Go Fishing
Fishing has long been a favorite pastime for families, and your family should enjoy it, too. Even if you have family members that might not want to bait a hook and cast a line, they can still enjoy being out in nature. In your community or nearby, there should be somewhere you all can fish.
Look into freshwater fishing and saltwater fishing. You also should think about organized activities like charters. Just make sure you book through a reputable provider that has a documented record of customer satisfaction and safety.
3. Visiting National Parks
Across the country, there are some amazing national parks you all can visit. Not only will you have access to incredible activities to enjoy, but you also can teach your kids about your nation’s rich culture. You can head out to national parks for the day, and you also could book overnight accommodations.
For those of you who would like to visit these treasured and well-known landmarks and stay overnight, you have lodging options. Tent camping could be a very fun activity for you all. Also, consider renting an RV or load up in your own vehicle to take a road trip with stops at more than one national park.
4. Tour Museums
Museums offer all kinds of great educational and entertaining features for your family. See if there is a museum nearby you all would like to visit. Many of these facilities offer discounts for your family, too.
If you are looking for an affordable activity that will also equip your kids with valuable information and cultural exposure, this is a great option for you. Reach out to museums ahead of time to see about any exhibits that will be rolling through your preferred museum. From time to time new material is displayed, and your family should seek out those cool experiences.
5. Have a Family Cookout
The summer months are perfect for backyard get-togethers, and nothing pulls the fam together quite like food. Have a cookout this summer. You can have one with your immediate family, of course. But this also can be a huge hit with your extended family. When was the last time you had a family reunion? Mix in some cool decor, good music, and family-friendly activities for a guaranteed good time. The memories you create will be treasured for many years to come.
When it comes to setting your menu, consider some of your popular summer cookout foods and drinks. Hotdogs and brats should always be a good option for you. Just be sure to think about vegan products or any other dietary restrictions. Put out some baskets of various chips and churn out some homemade peach ice cream to pleases those pallets even more. Make a big batch of lemonade to provide an even more perfect touch to your family’s meal.
Is Your Family Ready for a Fun Summer?
There are many reasons why you all should be excited. The summer months offer your family some incredible experiences to bond and enjoy each other’s company. When you choose one of the activities above, this summer could be your best one yet. Start planning now.