Being a grown-up in the summertime can get tricky — if you’re not careful, you just might spend the whole season talking about how hot it is outside. This little bucket list is here to remind you to stop and savor the season while you still can. From hot dogs to temporary tattoos, some things never really get old. Scroll down to discover 10 freewheeling ways you can embrace this summer right in your own backyard.

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Drive around with the windows down and wet hair (bonus points for blasting PRIDE radio.)

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Eat a hot dog with all the fixings and LET YOURSELF LOVE IT.

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Get a temporary tattoo.

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Surprise the kids with a cannonball!

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Instead of happy hour, meet your friends at a snow cone stand.

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Host a backyard movie night.

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Skip the gym and swim laps at a city pool on your lunch break.

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Pick a Saturday and sleep in like you’re in high school.

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Ditch your devices and treat yourself to an armful of printed magazines for the pool.

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Take an outdoor shower.

  1. 1
    Anna | June 28, 2019 at 5:34 am

    Some great tips, especially anything to do with swimming can help bring about the true summer feeling.

    xx A. |

  2. 2
    Fenne | June 20, 2020 at 8:53 am

    Lovely ideas! We’re staying home for the summer and are enjoying the lakes and forests around our house. Last night it was midsummer eve here, one of the biggest celebrations of the year, and we went for a midnight paddle, visiting some friends that lived near the lake. Today I’m all sore, it was my high-school Saturday morning haha. I love the outdoor movie night, so that’s on my list for when we have nights again!
    Have a wonderful summer!
    Fenne |

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