As summer wraps up, we took a moment to reflect on a few summer-y things we absolutely have to do before cold weather sets in and back-to-school
consumes our lives.
It's so hard to believe summer is almost over, but there's no better excuse to make the best of it while it lasts!An end-of-summer bucket list that's totally doable (for the most part):
End-of-summer bucket list
Eat watermelon -- and lots of it!
Summer's favorite fruit is only in season for a bit longer, so get creative with these amazing recipes.
Take a weekend trip
Whether you're headed to the beach, mountains or city, summer is for making memories.
You don't have to stick to the Labor Day rule, but definitely get some use out of those pretty white sundresses and linens while you still can.
Try skipping stones
Give the fun pastime a shot before the lake freezes over.
Turn of the TV and get out there!
Spend time outdoors
You'll wish you did when you get cabin fever this winter ... but be sure to treat your sunburns right.
Plan a stay-cation
Explore your own city or area through the eyes of a tourist.
Give back to your community.
Eat ice cream
Bonus points if you enjoy it on the beach!
Go to a baseball game
Have a hot dog, a beer, and cheer on your favorite team.
Take the plunge
That's right, get your hair wet!
Get to the beach ...
... or at least rock some beachy waves.
The perfect activity for a cool summer night.
Attend an outdoor concert
Enjoy good music with great people
Take a hike
Summer is the perfect opportunity to get some exercise outdoors -- a much better experience than the local YMCA.
Take a nap outdoors
Feel the cool breeze sweep over you under the warm summer sun.
There's no better reason to huddle around a bonfire with friends and family.
Let your feet breathe
Wear sandals as much as possible before you have to stick your feet back into boots and shoes.
Watch the sunset ...
... before it starts setting before dinnertime.
Run through a sprinkler
Unleash your inner kid
Catch up with friends
There's no excuse!
Propose a toast
Just so friends and family know they're appreciated.
Make a fresh smoothie
Try this healthy recipe that even the kids will love!
Toss a frisbee
Classic family fun
Get on a boat, whether you're a sailing aficionado or a kayaker.
Watch the fireflies
They won't be here for much longer.
The stuff isn't just for kids' stands -- add a drop of liquor for an extra adult kick!
Sidewalk chalk is always a good option.
Go to the county fair
Enjoy rides and indulge in cotton candy, popcorn and fried oreos!
Learn something new
Whether it be painting, surfing, golfing or otherwise, seize the opportunity to learn something new.
Capture the moment
Don't be shy -- snap away! You'll be glad you did when you relive the fun in the dead of winter.
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