Overview: Are you familiar with these underrated summer activities? Let’s explore these unique activities
Besides sunbathing and wearing our favorite bath suits – allowing the sand to run through our toes and feet dipping in the sand – there are several underrated ideas to add to our bucket list when it comes to our summer plans.
Try New Food:
Maybe this isn’t considered underrated to people who have access to different types of food, but for those who are surrounded by the same few cuisines, summer could be a great opportunity to get your tastebuds in on the fun. Have you ever had an exotic food experience, like eating escargot, oyster, or starfish? Maybe sushi or frog legs? When you think of all the foods you’ve eaten vs. the ones you haven’t, the options suddenly seem exponential. Use this summer to try new cuisines. And who knows, you might end up stumbling upon delicacies you’ve never thought you’d love before this summer.
While compiling all these fun activities for this summer, we kind of came across the idea of planning a picnic. In connection with trying new foods, you can pick a food basket with unique snacks and one specialty entree that’s light and digestible. Get the basket in the backseat of your car, and gather with the people you enjoy.
Attend Outdoor Concerts:
Concerts are what we live for! In the United States, 40-50 million people attend concerts each year – making it a top thing to do! While this may not sound like something underrated, if you’re a new mom or dad, you might be dropping the idea of going out to concerts and public gatherings like you used to. While parenting is of utmost importance, don’t forget to do things you love. Make out time for yourself and check out these 10 outdoor stunning concert venues.
Run a Travel Book Club with Like-Minded People:
Finding someone who has the same interest in reading and shares the same energy as you isn’t easy. So if you’ve found some, keep them. If you’ve a restless explorer soul, we’ve got better ways to explore cultures and history by setting up a book club with like-minded people and reading novels from writers from different times worldwide. If members live nearby, you can also take things to the next level and plan a trip with them inspired by your books.
Have a Home Spa Day:
Even if a 5-star resort isn’t on your summer list or budget, you can still take some time to pamper yourself and your loved ones. The reality is that most of the time (even during times when we’re supposed to be most relaxed) we’re focused on how to make others happy and feel validated – or planning things for others. Summer is one of those times when we should be relaxing, but tend to prioritize others’ interests. So buy or make some relaxing face masks using home-based ingredients, put on some chill music, and take a relaxing soak.
Relaxation also means anything near the pool or jacuzzi/spa, and when it comes to underrated summer fun, nothing beats yoga by the pool day with your closest friends and family. If you don’t have a pool at home, ask a friend to arrange it at their place and have fun there. Or you can always go to the beach early in the morning when it’s still quiet.
Recreate Your Version of the Olympics:
We know this is underrated because, well, who plans a mini Olympic competition in the middle of summer? (Not us, that’s for sure!) Though we’ll sadly have to wait another year to get the Tokyo Olympics on our screen, we can at least create something similar for ourselves with friends and family members. It’s like a talent but to stress athletics and competition.
Although the word Olympics might excite you to go above and beyond, archery and pole-vaulting are strictly not advisable. However, there are plenty of activities you can recreate while you’re at home. For example, if your home lacks enough space for some popular Olympic activities, you can discuss your idea with your neighbors and get set on the ‘track’ or around the neighborhood/block. You can also take advantage of smaller sports like basketball, shot-put, and even long jump.
Divide the teams, create your mascots, and arrange a few small gifts (as your budget allows) to see who wins. Awarding gifts will not only encourage the players, but they’ll be documented by their loved ones to cherish the memories for the rest of their lives. For sporty events, there’s no option better than the summers – which we’re wholeheartedly welcoming.
We admit that there’s no shortage of yoga activities during the summer. And while we’re on the subject of taking out “me” time, yoga is something we vouch for when it comes to mind and body. Yoga soothes your brain, and as an additional benefit, they help shape your curves better than ever. If you’re fond of weightlifting and cardio but consider yoga not your cup of tea, give it a try – and you’ll never regret it.
When we think about summer, we’re always overwhelmed with some creative ideas — and honestly, it’s difficult to sum everything up in one go. But thank goodness that those warm breezes and sun rays are here with us again – and of course, we’re looking forward to doing things that we haven’t done in the past.
With that said, we’ve listed a variety of activities for extroverts (concert goers) to introverts (book clubs and yoga by the beach). But don’t forget bout our exclusive range of game tables that could also make for an enjoyable summer!