Summer, by some miracle, is on its way back to us again. Rather than doing the same old thing this summer, here are some tips on how to make the most of what feel like the shortest season of the year.
Hit the Beach
The Midwest is blessed with a huge number of beaches, not just thanks to the little lakes that seem to be in every other city, but because of the huge, water-filled holes in the ground the glaciers left for us: the Great Lakes. Despite how far north the Midwest is, it gets pretty hot here during the summer, and that means the water is warm and perfect for swimming. Head to the beach with friends, or if you’d rather a little peace and quiet during you beach time, rent a cabin along the coast. There are plenty of them, and places like Lakeshore Lodging will hook you up with whatever size cabin or house you need for your getaway.
Not everyone is made for the great outdoors, but camping doesn’t have to mean sleeping under the stars while bugs attack you. There are plenty of cabins, campgrounds, and RV rentals for everyone. Whether you prefer roughing it or spending time in the most luxury one could find in the woods, the Midwest is the perfect camping destination. There are forests everywhere set aside just for you to enjoy, so you might as well take advantage of it.
Attend a Performance
Whether you want to go to a music festival, see a play in your local park, or enjoy a concert from your favorite band, summer is full of performances to fill your weekends. They’re great for hanging out with friends or spending time with your family. The best part is, a lot of them are outside so you can enjoy the weather as you enjoy the show.
Plan a Road Trip
Road trips can be fun for the whole family or way to go on an adventure with friends. The Midwest may be mostly flyover states, but there are plenty of great things to see. You can jump between landmarks, drive along to coast, travel through towns and cities you’ve never heard of, and have some fun along the way. Something crazy always happens on a road trip. It’s inevitable, but whether that something is good or bad doesn’t matter.
Host a Party
The cleanup isn’t always fun, but the party itself is always worth it. Whether you throw a rager full of people you’ve never met, host a small gettogether, or have everyone over for a classic summer barbecue, parties mean seeing friends and making memories. Summer is always the time when people want to get out of the house, and there is no better way than by meeting up with the people closest to you over some beers and food.