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The Top Ten Most Popular Family Activities for Summer

by Jenn

The Top Ten Most Popular Family Activities for SummerSummer’s great weather and warm climate make it the perfect time of year for family activities for. It’s important to take advantage of the sunny months of the year. Are you ready for some fun? Then turn off the television, get outside, bring the kids, and get ready for the top ten most popular family activities for summer.

Visit the park.

No matter where you live, it’s probable that there is at least one park nearby. Even major cities like New York and Philadelphia contain large parks. A park is a great place to relax, work on your tan, or play fetch with your dog.

Go the beach.

It’s not hard to understand why beaches are a popular summer spot. Whether you enjoy building sand castles, playing volleyball, swimming, snorkeling, or surfing, the beach is a great place to hang out.

Plant a garden.

This is a fun activity that doesn’t even require you to leave home. If you are interested in horticulture, gardening is a fascinating activity. You and your kids can have fun planting and nurturing a garden in your backyard.

Wash your car.

Instead of wasting money at an expensive car wash place, just do it yourself for free in your own driveway. With the whole family working, it won’t take long, and you might be surprised how fun it can be.

Create homemade ice cream treats.

The kids are sure to love this one! Buy some ingredients from the grocery store and make some delicious dishes.

Run relay races.

This is a great way to get some exercise outdoors. Get creative and make up your own relays to try.

Relax in a hot tub.

A jacuzzi can be a great place to spend some time. Find your spa so that you and your family can kick back and relax.

Go on a bike ride.

Few activities are as healthy and beneficial as a long bike ride.

Go to a drive-in movie theater.

There are still a few drive-ins scattered throughout the nation. A drive-in movie can be a nostalgic experience for adults and a fun new activity for kids.

Create a lemonade stand.

People love to drink lemonade in the summer. This is a great way to teach kids about making money and running a business.

These are just some of the smorgasbord of great activities that the summer season offers us. There is no better time of year to have fun outside.

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31 comments

MD Kennedy March 12, 2013 - 10:02 am
Another reocmmendation: go to a farm and see some animals, ideally ones where your food comes from. So many cities even have zoos and urban farms and it is so important for kids to relate to nature and see where all the bounty comes from!
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laurie damrose March 12, 2013 - 10:31 am
I love all of these ideas especiall the Lemonade stand,Alex's Lemonade is a great cause for children sponsored by Rita's!we will be doing that this Summer for sure.
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Sam Dock March 12, 2013 - 11:43 am
We have already started seeds for our backyard garden, and we are also lucky enough to have a drive in theater in our town!
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lisa March 12, 2013 - 1:24 pm
I wish we had drive in movies around here. I used to love going on the weekend with a group of friends and pigging out on egg rolls and pizza. I like that painting. Did you paint it?
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Maddie Klingaman March 12, 2013 - 3:09 pm
Living in NJ you go to the "shore" not the beach! Having said that, my plan this year is to get the kids together and to spend the day at the shore and to go on the boardwalk. Not sure how good it will be since the NJ shoreline sustained a LOT of damage during Hurricane Sandy, but my hope is that we can go and have some fun and stimulate the shore area economy.
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Sherry J March 12, 2013 - 4:59 pm
Thanks for posting.
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Amber D March 12, 2013 - 9:57 pm
Car wash all the way! Not only is it productive but at the end of it it ends up being fun!
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Nicole Becker March 12, 2013 - 11:20 pm
Would love to have a lemonade stand with my granddaughter!!! We would have so much fun!! Thanks for the idea!!
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Kristy Franks March 13, 2013 - 3:08 am
Thank You For This Post I Like The 10 Activites That You Put Because They Are Great Ones That Me And My Family Do Sometimes I Think It Is Always Important To Plan Activites
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Mona March 13, 2013 - 10:56 am
thanks for sharing its helpful and in time because its summer in our part :) Let us enjoy summer
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Peggy Greco March 13, 2013 - 3:31 pm
Thanks for sharing good tips and information about summertime fun!
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Julie M. March 13, 2013 - 5:42 pm
Hadn't thought of some of these. Thanks for sharing!
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Rebecca DeCamp Bryant March 14, 2013 - 12:39 am
I raised three kids on my own and believe me, summer activities were very challenging. Some of the ones in the review I have done and some are really good ideas. Thanks for all the information.
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Jessica Aldridge March 14, 2013 - 12:50 pm
Love Drive In Movie theatres!!! Not very many left! We only have 1 and its about 45 minutes away!!
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Debbie McMullen March 14, 2013 - 10:15 pm
these are great ideas! Memory makers too! You don't have to spend a ton of money to give your kids a 'memorable vacation'. Just pack up and head out for the day!
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Aubrey March 15, 2013 - 12:22 pm
our favorite thing to do is go swimming
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Kathy Smith March 15, 2013 - 1:17 pm
great activities to do with kids. I have a 4 month old grandson, he is small but I can't wait to play outside with him this spring and summer. I am ready for warmer weather. Thanks for post.
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donnag013 March 15, 2013 - 9:22 pm
Lot's to do in the summer. How about geocaching?
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Tina Lee March 15, 2013 - 10:36 pm
I can't wait for the summer. Lemonade stand is a great idea!
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Jaime Nicole March 16, 2013 - 6:01 am
Bike riding is one of our favorite summer activities!
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michelleelizondo March 16, 2013 - 2:11 pm
I need to start checking out things to do locally
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Paula V March 16, 2013 - 2:15 pm
Love these ideas. Spring is coming!
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cottagebunnyWanda Tracey March 16, 2013 - 3:06 pm
We love summer and can't wait.We all travel together and camp together all summer throughout all the national parks.It's a blast.We love it.
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bella March 16, 2013 - 3:15 pm
You are given me so many great Ideas.Thank you.
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susanalban March 16, 2013 - 6:05 pm
These are great summer activities!
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Vikki Cousin March 17, 2013 - 7:23 am
I love taking kids to the beach, walks in the woods, and to the library.
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michelleelizondo March 18, 2013 - 12:12 pm
i just need to travel with my girls
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sam dock March 19, 2013 - 10:48 am
We live down the road from a small airport and my 3 year old son is in love with airplanes. So we are loking forword to some of the family day activities that they plan during the summer months.
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pollylee March 25, 2013 - 5:36 am
love the variety of ideas...just last week our 4 year old grandson helped hi grandpa to wash his car...he loved it!
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Jill D. March 29, 2013 - 6:29 am
We love to head to the beach, and spend our entire time being together.
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nenasinclair April 3, 2013 - 12:51 am
I love taking my grandchildren to the zoo in the summertime, too! We all love animals, so it's perfect!
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