30 Ways to Make Summer Memories

It still blows my mind that most schools have started the new school year already! Colleges are starting soon as well, and that means I’ll be starting my senior year!

Summer is one of my favorite times of year, especially as a college student. I get to do things, see people I care about, and make lots of memories that I normally do not get to do. While I’m in classes all the time, I do not usually have time to do as many fun things.

Especially when you’re young and in school, summer is the largest break. I like to make the most of my summer and do things I enjoy. But even if you’re an adult with a job that works all year round and doesn’t have an extensive summer break, you can still find time to do things that I have on my list.

One thing that’s really important for me is to make sure that work and routine is not everything. There is more to life than just work or school. Routines are nice, but routines also lead to ruts. With the warm weather, there are more outdoor activities that you can do. Even with all the routines of your daily life, it’s important to take time for yourself. Summer is a great time to get together with friends and family and do new things.

With the summer winding down, I want to share my list of things that I think everyone should do during the summer! Obviously, adapt this list as you please. You may not like everything I suggest and that’s completely fine! I’m posting this list based on things I did this summer that I’m going to remember! So, enjoy the warmth, the sunshine, and make memories!

  1. Travel somewhere new
  2. Read books
  3. Enjoy the sunshine
  4. Spend time in, on, or near water
  5. Get together with friends and family
  6. Visit an amusement park
  7. Play board games
  8. Take in a baseball game (or other sports)
  9. Exercise in the fresh air
  10. Watch some fireworks
  11. Do something with your hands (building or creating)
  12. Express yourself
  13. Learn new things
  14. Create something
  15. Take a class
  16. Visit a museum
  17. Go see a movie
  18. Explore your city, town, or area
  19. Go to an outdoor concert
  20. Go to your local fair
  21. Enjoy the fresh air at night
  22. Test your limits
  23. Go to a zoo or see some animals
  24. Deep clean your living space
  25. Learn a new recipe or cocktail
  26. Sleep in
  27. Spend time in the sun
  28. Watch a new show
  29. Learn some history
  30. Take advantage of your time

I know this is a little strange coming at the end of the summer. But I write this now so that you can get ideas for next summer. There is still time to do these kinds of things before the temperature begins to drop. Fortunately, baseball season is long, and many things are open year-round.

To me, memories are made by both the things you do and the people you do them with. For instance, I stayed out pretty late with a couple of friends. We didn’t do much but sit in a Steak and Shake and talk, but that was one of my fondest memories of the summer. I’ve really enjoyed my summer, and I’ve made a lot of memories. I will take both my memories and my tan lines with me as I go back to college!

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