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8 Fun Activities for the End of Summer

Whether we like it or not, summer is coming to a close. Soon, the cool weather will be moving in, kids will be heading back to school, routines will be back to normal, and you might have less time to enjoy some of those things you planned to do all summer. It goes by quick, doesn’t it? With your final weeks left of warm weather, consider squeezing in a few of these fun activities, which both you and your family can enjoy. The best part is, these ideas are inexpensive and will create fond memories for years to come.

Hiking or Biking
Get out there! Some of us are weekend hikers and truly love the outdoors. Still, most of us say we will go for a hike or bike ride and rarely get around to it. Take advantage of the time you have left in the sun and go for a hike in the woods or take a bike ride on some trails. Luckily, this activity is totally free to enjoy and has an amazing amount of health benefits.

Weekend Getaway

Going on vacation doesn’t mean you have to go far. When you don’t want to take too much time off of work, not spend a lot of money, or simply don’t have the ability to travel too far, make it a local weekend getaway! Do a little research on a town nearby. A simple change of scenery over a free weekend might be just be the quick escape you need to recharge your batteries.

Local Museum
Children and adults alike have great opportunities for learning and entertainment at a local museum. There may even be one you didn’t know about near you. Check out Museums 4 All to start planning your trip. There, you can search by state or area code and find the ones closest and most interesting to you and your family.

Backyard Camping
Almost every child will be excited to take a trip to the backyard for a camp-out! Finding something fun to do with your children during the last weeks of summer doesn’t have to be anything fancy. Throw together a pop-up tent, start a fire, get those s’mores cooking, and you’re good to go!

Take that Class
Summer is typically that time of year that you tell yourself to finally complete that task you kept putting off. Still others decide to take a career building or hobby-perfecting class. Don’t wait until it’s too late! Many businesses and organizations have become creative during the current pandemic and are holding outdoor yoga or painting classes in parks and other open spaces.

Food Truck Night
Summer is all about the local food trucks. Many cities and towns have weekly food truck nights, which attract many customers. Often included are local bands or games for the kids. If you live in a cooler climate, food trucks typically only hold functions in the summer months and they are a great experience for family and friends to try new and exciting cuisines. Some die-hard food truckies even swear that eating from a food truck is even better than sitting at a nice restaurant. Not only that, but the open air venues allow for people to come together and enjoy great food while maintaining social distancing guidelines.

Have a Picnic
Pick a beautiful park nearby, find a big tree to sit by, lie out the blanket, and enjoy the day. It truly is about the simple things in life after all, and this is one of the simplest activities to execute. Bring a board game or make some brunch mimosas with your friends. A picnic is a versatile activity that you can enjoy with almost anyone.

Make it a Beach Day
If you are lucky enough to live by the ocean, go enjoy the views! Consider how lucky you are to have one nearby which is easily accessible. For those middle-America dwellers, there are plenty of beautiful lakes and ponds for you to choose from as well. A beach day is all about relaxing, working on your tan, and maybe catching up on that book you were reading. Enjoy it while you can because in the winter months, many of us won’t have the beach as a getaway option.

Getting the most out of these last days of summer might seem a bit stressful and sad, but you can certainly make the most of that time with some of these activities. Then, when winter hits, you won’t feel like you missed out. Did you know that summer is also the busiest time of year for moving? May through September is the prime time to move to a new home due to the nice weather. If one of your summer activities includes moving to a new home, let Arpin Moving, Inc. help. Visit to learn all about our moving and packing resources.

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