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5 Exciting Summer Activities You Need to Add to Your Bucket List


June 25, 2023

Summer is a great time to step out of your comfort zone and experience new things with the people closest to you! With the long days and warm weather, there are plenty of exciting opportunities to take advantage of. In this article, we will explore five perfect activities to check off in the summer. Whether you're looking for something fun to do with family or with friends, the following ideas are sure to keep you entertained throughout these coming months.

So continue reading for five thrilling options to add to your summer bucket list right now!

1. Play Mini-Golf

Summer is the perfect time to get outside, and a fun way to do that is by playing mini-golf. Mini-golf is a simpler version of golf where players putt their golf balls into a hole. It is simpler than "the actual thing" in the sense that the courses are shorter and don’t require much swing, and is also known for having fun and wild obstacles in the way.

Mini-golf is a classic summer activity— and for good reason! It is a perfect way to have fun with friends and practice your golfing skills. It is also a great way to get some light exercise while spending time outdoors. You don't need any special equipment, and it's a great sport to play with friends of all ages.

Plus, it’s a great opportunity to have a little friendly competition. Just be sure to keep track of the score, so you can have a fun winner at the end! You can play mini-golf by visiting a mini-golf course, or you can even create one in your backyard.

To do the latter, simply place a plastic cup on its side to act as the hole, set some obstacles up in the way, and putt the ball! Click here to learn another way you can make your own mini-golf course.

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2. Watch Movies at a Drive-In

In my life, stopping by a drive-in is a summertime ritual! You park your car and a large screen outside shows a movie. You tune into a particular radio station to hear the sound coming out of your car, and you get to enjoy snacks like candy, Slurpees, and popcorn. Going to a drive-in is a cozy and nostalgic way to spend the night with loved ones.

However, there are a few things to keep in mind when visiting a drive-in. It's important to arrive early to get the best spots and avoid long lines, and that you decide beforehand how you want to set your car up. Will you use blankets?

Will you use camping chairs? Pillows? Giant stuffies? If you are feeling particularly creative, you may consider putting up fairy lights, glow-in-the-dark stickers, picnic blankets, or scented oils.

Ultimately, going to a drive-in is an amazing way to create special memories with family and friends. It may be old-fashioned, but it's something that you will remember forever.

3. Have a Picnic

Summer is the best time to have a picnic because of the fresh seasonal fruits and the warm weather. They're always a great idea because they allow you to spend time with family and friends, escape the hustle and bustle of everyday life, and feast on some good food.

Picnics are also a great way to enjoy a beautiful summer day. You can find a spot with a nice view— a lake, or a park with lots of trees and greenery. And if you're feeling adventurous, you can even plan a picnic at the beach or a nearby mountain. No matter where you choose to have one, you'll be able to enjoy the fresh air and sunshine while you eat and relax.

With all the fresh foods available, you can make a delicious and nutritious meal for everyone to enjoy. So, grab your picnic blanket and your favorite snacks and head outside for a picnic! Enjoy the fresh air, the sunshine, and the company of your loved ones. It promises to be an unforgettable experience.

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4. Go Fruit Picking

Fruit picking is a classic summer activity that can be both a fun and rewarding experience! You can pick a variety of different fruits and vegetables, including apples, strawberries, and peaches while spending time outdoors. You can also take home a basket or bag of fresh produce to enjoy. Fruit picking is a great way to get out of the house and explore your local area!

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5. Visit an Amusement Park

Visiting an amusement park is a thrilling summer activity that always has something for everyone to enjoy. The rides, games, and attractions make it a fun and exciting experience, whether it be with friends or with family.

Plus, there are usually events and shows that feature world-class performers. Whether you like to take it easy or to get your adrenaline pumping, an amusement park is always a good idea!

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Summer can be an exciting time for everyone. There are so many activities to choose from, whether it’s a day at the mini-golf course, a picnic in the park, a road trip to go fruit-picking, or even a trip to an amusement park. No matter the number of people you travel with or what your budget is, there are plenty of options that will keep you entertained and help you make the most of the season.

So, get out there, have some fun, and make some memories!

Do you have a favorite summer tradition? Name it in the comments below!

Cove Johnson Rabidoux
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Cove Johnson Rabidoux is a writer whose work can be found on Teen Ink, The Teen Magazine, The Spearhead Magazine, the Hot Pot Magazine, Leaders Across the World, and on her blog "Blue Pencil Writing." She serves as an editor for the Trailblazer Literary Magazine, Hot Pot Magazine, Cathartic Youth Magazine, and more. Plus, she is the founder of A Piece of Cake: A Teen-led Food Magazine. When she is not writing her novel, Cove enjoys reading, traveling, and baking.