Some days it can feel like there's nothing to do, but I'm here to tell you there's plenty. So no more excuses!
Here's a list of 100 activities to fill your summer days with. Enjoy and happy summer!
1. Read a book
Pick a classic or re-read a favorite.
2. Go swimming
The cure for all hot weather and gives you the chance to relive that childhood dream of being a mermaid/merman. Admit it we all wanted to make it Atlantis.
3. Learn to paint
Take a class or try a self-taught technique, you may discover a hidden talent.
4. Make a movie
Grab some friends and your iPhone and put together a short film. It’ll keep you occupied and be great for your profile when you decide to become the next Spielberg.
5. Get a fun job
If you’re young enough get a job working at your town’s burger joint or maybe your favorite retail store. Don’t be discouraged if they don’t hire you, there’s always 99 other things to do.
6. Go for a walk
Take your dog, take a friend, grab your siblings, just get outdoors.
7. Watch Netflix
Start a new series to see what everyone is talking about or watch an old favorite, I hear Spirit Stallion of the Cimarron is great.
8. Start a business
No time like the present. Start a website, make some business cards and make your dream a reality.
9. Write a book
Autobiography, comedy, mystery, short poems, writing is good for the soul.
10. Do some yoga
Become more flexible and open your mind.
11. Join a local team
Working out can be hard, so join a local basketball league to have fun and get your workout in at the same time.
12. Clean out your closet
A great way to stay organized and make some money if you can sell some of your old clothes!
13. Decorate your walls
Take down those pictures from sixth grade and pop up a colorful tapestry, some artwork, or build some shelves for all your books!
14. Create a collage
A great way to read through some magazines and keep you occupied.
15. Make a playlist
Country, pop, rap, studying, work, exercise, all activities have a different tune so make a playlist for them all.
16. Go to a concert
Save up some change for a few weeks and buy those $15 grass seats to that July concert!
17. Bake something
Bake some sweet treats and eat them all yourself or share them with your neighbors and family!
18. Go shopping
TREAT YO SELF!
19. Paint your nails
Fourth of July themed or maybe a cool nude!
20. Do a face mask
I promise you will feel refreshed and spoiled.
21. Take a nap
When in doubt, take a snooze, best way to burn calories in my opinion.
22. Start a blog
Wordpress your thoughts!
23. WERK OUT
Exercise releases endorphins, endorphins make people happy, happy people just don’t shoot their husbands, as Elle Woods says.
24. Host a party
Christmas in July. YAS please. Hawaii in your backyard? Or even a Shark Week themed party?! Nothing better.
25. Gather up loose change
Check under those couch cushions, under your bed, your drawers, your parents pocket;)
26. Design your room
If you’re heading to college get a head start on designing your room for the year!
27. Go line dancing
Grab your cowboy boots and some friends and head to the nearest line dancing bar!
28. Drive around
There’s nothing like driving around with your windows down and some music blasting in the summer air.
29. Learn how to ride horses
This is one close to my heart. There is no feeling like being on top of a horse, trust me.
30. Learn a new language
Spanish, Russian, French, English? Apps like Duolingo are great for learning some conversational phrases and words!
31. Go thrifting
Need some new additions to your wardrobe, head to your nearest thrift shop or vintage store!
32. Buy some ice cream and walk around
Cool down with some ice cream and walk around an outdoor mall or downtown.
33. Get a massage
Feeling tense? There’s plenty of cheap massage places everywhere!
34. Take a fun exercise class
Hip hop classes? Ballet? Musical yoga? There’s so many new exercise trends to keep up with, try one or try them all!
35. Learn to sew
A great skill to have in life according to my grandmother.
Take a trip to my favorite store in the world: Michael’s and buys some crafts to make sure your pictures from your past years are well preserved.
37. Go to target
Two words: Dollar Bins.
38. Write songs
A great way to express yourself and keep your mind occupied.
39. Learn an instrument
Take up the harmonica. Or the pan flute.
40. Plant a garden
Veggies, fruits, flowers, pick your favorite and get started.
41. Go to a museum
Art, history, engineering, they have museums for everything nowadays.
42. Go to the zoo
43. Go on a hike
Make sure you bring plenty of water, snacks, and sunscreen!
44. Go to Sephora and get a makeover
Honestly, one of my favorite pastimes. You just have to pretend like you want to buy a product.
45. Travel: take a day trip
Maybe to San Fran, Austin, just depends where you live!
46. Go to the beach, if you can?
Beach day, lake day, pond day? Find some body of water and cool off!
47. Join a gym
Gyms are a great way to meet people and stay in shape!
48. Make a smoothie
Smoothies are the best when it’s hot out and you don’t want to shove a burger in your mouth.
49. Take a bath
Put on a face mask and toss in that bath bomb.
50. Clean out your inbox
If you’re like me then you know this is a priority for your sanity.
Look up your local animal shelter or organizations like Challenge Sports that work with disabled children, have fun while doing something good for others!
52. Take a road trip
Roll those windows down, turn the volume up and just drive!
53. Clean your room
Because I said to.
54. Make a cookbook
Because Grandma’s recipes should never be forgotten.
55. Have a cup of coffee
Iced or hot, it’s a nice energy boost.
56. Make those 90’s friendship bracelets
I mean, the 90’s are coming back.
57. Get a fake tattoo or a real one…
Be sure to ask your parents first, but it’s summer what the hey!
58. Audition for a commercial
Check that one of your bucket list.
59. Get a haircut
With the warm weather, it’s always nice to feel light!
60. Go on a date
Ask out that cutie you’ve been eyeing and don’t dip out last minute!
61. Go to the rodeo
This is one of my favorite past times, I promise you’ll leave feeling the most patriotic you’ve ever been.
62. Make homemade ice cream
Ice, sugar, and salt, maybe a touch of vanilla, it’s easy and tasty! See the link below for some help:
63. Host a board game night
Risk, Settlers of Catan, or good ole Monopoly, board games are a fun way to get the gang together.
64. Build a beach— kiddie pool and sand
Can be messy, but if you live to far away from the beach bring the sun and sand to your house.
65. Go fishing
If you’ve never been, summer is a great time to cast your rod!
66. Play flashlight tag
67. Go camping
A fun way to get away from the city and see the stars and hellooooo S’MORES.
68. Play mini-golf
Mini-golf: for people who don’t have the patience for real golf.
69. Build a fort and watch a movie
Grab some chairs and blankets and your laptop and hit play.
70. WATER BALLOON PARTY
I mean…. Is there anything better.
71. Make a lemonade stand
Make some money, get a tan, and it’s a good laugh.
72. Go to a music festival
Always fun to see some live bands in the summer.
73. Host a car wash
Great way to stay cool and make a little cash.
74. Go paddle boarding, canoeing, kayaking
Take in the beauty of the great outdoors and ah, fresh air.
75. Take photos
With your phone, camera, or Polaroid, make sure to capture all your summer adventures
76. Buy a hammock and take a nap
Fun, flirty and fashionable.
79. Make a slip and slide
Take some trash bags and a hose and voila! Welcome to your own water park.
80. Play poker
Use real money or don’t but poker is always a fun time.
81. Go skinny-dipping
Just don't get caught.
Save up some money for a trip.
I’ve never been, but they look fun.
84. Start archery
I mean, why not? You can be the next Katniss.
85. Have a picnic
Tis the season for watermelon!
86. Pokemon go?
Is this still a thing…
87. Write to your grandma or an old friend
There’s nothing like getting a handwritten letter, you're sure to put a smile on their face.
88. Window shopping
Fair warning: this can lead to real shopping.
89. Go to a comedy show
90. Go to baseball game
Hot dogs, beer, and some good old American Baseball.
91. Go to the farmer’s market
Even if you don’t buy anything they’re a fun place to walk around.
92. Chalk up your driveway
Buy some chalk during your target trip and hit the pavement;)
93. Buy your Christmas gifts
It's never too soon to start.
94. Go to the aquarium
Try to find nemo.
95. Jump rope
Double dutch anyone?
96. Build bean bag toss boards and host a tournament
Cornhole is the best.
If you live in a place like me where freak rain showers can occur: bowling is a good excuse to leave the house.
98. Have a slumber party
Watch a movie with your friends, bake some goodies, face masks: sounds like a good time.
Not really an activity, but important.
Even if you’re working it’s important to remember that you need to relax every now and then, enjoy the summer weather.
Just remember whatever you do this summer, do it big and have fun with it!