Planning fun activities in the summer can be a lot of work, but it’s worth it

If you’re looking for fun and inexpensive summer activities — or want to focus on the simple pleasures of the season—try some of these great summer activities and leave with ideas just as fabulous as your expensive summer vacation plans.

When you have a full-time job, finding time to enjoy the warm, bright summer weather can be a challenge. This is especially true for young professionals, many of whom are used to having summer off (or at least have a flexible summer schedule). But you don’t have to feel trapped behind the cabin’s walls. Get out and enjoy summer!

Find activities that fit your schedule and interests

Pursue a hobby or try a new one. Discover your interests and pursue your creativity by enrolling in classes, classes or groups in your community. Try a new instrument or hone your skills further by taking painting, photography, sketching, sewing, self-defense or other subjects you find interesting but don’t have time to try during the school year. My favourite hobby was taking up cooking and learning how to make homemade S’mores!

Whether you’re looking for things to do when you’re bored with friends, looking for new ways to entertain your kids, or just want to make the most of your time at home, these ideas will help you beat the heat and be at home. (Of course, you can also take advantage of some of the cool (and in some cases really cool) indoor activities your area has to offer—the local movie theater might overcharge for popcorn, but at least it’s air-conditioned.)

Be prepared for hot weather conditions

It’s best not to go out during the hottest part of the day, but sometimes it’s unavoidable. When in direct sunlight, apply sunscreen (and reapply regularly), cover your head with a hat, and remember to take regular breaks indoors or in the shade to avoid heatstroke or heatstroke. Wearing light-colored, loose-fitting clothing can also help keep your head down.

The American Public Health Association says climate change is increasing overall temperatures and extreme heat events that can lead to deadly heat-related illnesses. For this reason, staying hydrated and prepared is essential for anyone venturing outdoors in the summer. You don’t want to end up in an ambulance!