11 Ways To Make Your Summer Unforgettable
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11 Ways To Make Your Summer Unforgettable

Small ways to add excitement to your vacation!

11 Ways To Make Your Summer Unforgettable

It's that time of year, everyone! The days are warm and sunny, the evenings are cool and breezy, and everybody is calm and relaxed. Summer time is here and the dreaded finals week is over at last, leaving exhausted college students to rest and recuperate after a long and overwhelming semester. But, we'll also want to use these three months to have as much fun as we can, so here are a few ideas for adding a little more adventure to your summer.

1. Check out new restaurants

Because chances are, there's at least one food place in or near your town or city that you haven't been to yet. Who knows, it might even become one of your favorites!

2. Travel

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If possible, travel by plane at least once so that you can experience the wonderful feeling of watching the city below you grow smaller and smaller as you soar up into the clouds. If you can't, gather up some of your friends and take a fun road trip. Either way, try to visit another state or even another country, because sometimes a temporary change of scenery is just what you need.

3. Go on day trips

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If you live near a beach, lake, or river, that would be the perfect place to spend a beautiful summer day. If not, try finding a nearby city that has fun places to go or even just take a shopping trip. Go somewhere you don't go everyday and do something you don't do everyday, and it will add so much excitement to your summer.

4. If you're in your hometown, visit your college town

Three months without your college friends can be hard, so if at all possible, try to go and visit your college town every once in a while and see what your friends there are up to. There's bound to be someone who is free and is up for getting together and catching up.

5. If you're in your college town, visit your hometown

If you still talk to any of your high school friends, spending time and catching up with them might be nice. If not, at the very least your family would enjoy seeing you, so try and go to your hometown every now and then.

6. Spend time doing what you love

If you play a sport, practice it. If you love exercise, go for a jog or head to the gym. If you love art or photography, spend as much time on it as you want. Without all the classes and studying, you finally have some free time. Make it count.

7. Go to the drive-in

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If you've never been to a drive-in theater, you've really missed out because it's the perfect way to spend a summer evening. Snacks, a car, and a date are all you need to make your drive-in experience a good one.

8. Have a cookout or barbecue

Because nothing says summer like the smell of somebody firing up their grill. Whether you're cooking steaks, hot dogs and hamburgers, or ribs, grilling out is the perfect way to enjoy some delicious food and a beautiful summer evening.

9. Go out for ice cream

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Whether it's a blizzard from your local Dairy Queen or something a little more upscale, such as Coldstone, any ice cream treat you get is sure to hit the spot on a scorching hot summer day.

10. Find a fun summer job

Last summer, I learned the hard way that working at your old high school grocery store job is not an exciting way to spend your summer. So if you can, try something new, such as working at an amusement park or even a summer camp. This way, you can make some money while having fun and meeting new people in the process.

11. Relax

Having fun is important during the summer, but so is getting plenty of rest. Sleep in if you can, watch your favorite show on Netflix, and enjoy your three months off!

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