It’s official – summer is finally here (well, this Saturday, to be exact)! Now you have roughly 13 weeks or 95 days to take advantage of all the best things about summer, from food-fueled road trips to rooftop cocktails to lazy beach days. Don’t have a plan yet? Get inspired to create your own list with our 7 summer must-dos.
1.) Sleep in the trees.
Spend all day and all night surrounded by nature this summer. Fulfill your childhood dreams of sleeping in a treehouse with a suspended tree tent, just one of our summer must-haves. Or if sleeping on steady ground is more your style, treat the family to glamping in Yosemite.
2.) Dig your toes in the sand.
It wouldn’t be summer without a lazy weekend at the beach, complete with plenty of sunshine, a good book or playlist and absolutely no agenda. From the best beaches on the East Coast to California beach getaways, pick your coast, pack your suit and go.
3.) Watch a movie under the stars.
For a cheap night out this summer do what the locals do — from Chicago to London – watch a movie under the stars. What could be more romantic then snuggling up to your date at these outdoor movies on a beautiful night? Best part? You can bring your own popcorn and wine.
4.) Sip rooftop cocktails.
Watch the sunset with 360-degree city views and a refreshing gin and tonic in hand? Sign us up. Rooftop bars, with breathtaking views of Washington, DC’s National Monument to Athen’s Acropolis, are incredible places to watch the sun go down.
5.) Scream on a roller coaster.
If a heart-pounding roller coaster ride is your idea of summer fun, there’s no shortage of new amusement park rides coming out this summer. The one everyone’s abuzz about? The world’s tallest waterslide Verruckt (that’s German for insane) that opened this summer at Schlitterbahn Water Park.
6.) Travel for food.
Hungry for a road trip? Fill up the tank and start driving towards the coast for one of summer’s must-eats: fresh seafood. Hit the Mid-Atlantic shore to catch blue-crab season. Or if Old Bay-seasoned crustaceans aren’t whetting your appetite, a drive along coastal Maine in pursuit of fresh lobster rolls might.
7.) Take a dip.
When the thermostat tops 90 degrees, dive into one of the world’s coolest pools. From oceanfront infinity pools to pools perched over a rainforest, these ahh-inspiring places to take a dip will leave you thinking, “Beach, what beach?”
Tell Us: What’s on your summer to-do list?
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