How To Make The Best of Your Summer Vacation

By Subodh / January 14, 2015

Summer vacations come every year and it can generate a lot of excitement, especially among teenagers and school-going kids. The thrill of vacations soon transforms into boredom when one does not know what to do at home and more importantly, how to spend time. Do you want to get over this frustration and boredom? Here are things you can do this summer vacation and make the most of your time:

1. Start With Cleaning Your Room

Often we don’t get time out of our regular schedule to clean the mess in our rooms. Right from sorting out earlier notebooks to clearing away toys and getting rid of old clothes that no longer fit or are not worth wearing can be done during summer vacation. Get rid of the clutter and make space for new and fresh stuff that you will buy this summer.

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2. It Is Time To Go Out For Fun Activities

Most of us have to stay inside the house during winter season, but this does not apply to warm and sunny summer. So, this is the best time to take out your bike and go with friends on long rides. You can go to the beach and enjoy swimming, surfing and other water sports. Summers are a great time to swim, jog and go for long walks and hiking. You can also spend some quality time with your pet and take it with you for walks and hikes.

Rollerblading is great fun, especially with friends. You can also go camping by setting up a tent in an open field or even your backyard. Lakeside camping is great fun. Just ensure you take along necessary equipment along.

3. Have Fun In The Water

Summers are the time to become a kid once again. Get out sprinklers and call all your friends for a rain dance party. Rent or buy a kiddy pool. Though it is made for smaller kids, you can always have great fun with a couple of friends. Just play some great music and soak in the cool water. Don’t forget to click some memorable snaps!

4. Visit New Places You Have Not Been To Before

Plan a trip with family or friends to some place you have not been to before. It can be in your state or a totally new country altogether. You need not head to an exotic place. Just a new place that you can explore in terms of its history, culture and people and have some good time!

5. Indulge Into Gardening

If gardening is your hobby, grow a small garden. If not, make it your hobby by starting with a small kitchen garden. Grow vegetables and fruits. You can have a competition of best kitchen garden amongst your friends and share recipes to preserve your harvest.

6. Check Out Indoor Activities

There are lot many things you can do even while staying indoors. You don’t have to be stuck in front of the telly or spend time on Facebook. Take a membership of a nearby library and read various books that interest you. Many libraries have summer reading clubs and conduct various activities for bookworms. Enroll in these clubs and have a great time.

You can learn to cook this summer break. Cooking is a fun and interesting hobby. Take formal lessons in baking or decorating a cake or anything else that interests you. You can also search for new recipes on the Internet and try them on your family and friends!

Watch your favourite movies. Call your friends over, make hot, buttery popcorn and arrange soft drinks. Then sit in your home theatre and watch horror movies or anything other genre you like.

It is good to stay indoors at times. So, just sit back and relax. Spend time with your family and help out your parents in household work.

7. Opt Craft-Making This Summer Season

You can make a scrapbook of summer season by carrying along your camera and clicking every sweet and memorable moment.

Check out books on craft in the library to get some idea about different craft. Some may interest you and you can try it out at home. There are many DIY projects on the Internet that can be tried at home. Instead of buying craft items from the market, check out what waste you have at home and try using it creatively.

8. Learn Something New

Learn dancing to the tunes of salsa or any other dance form of your choice. Summer is also a great way to learn ways to de-stress. So, enroll for Yoga classes. You also can learn to play a musical instrument if you are musically inclined. Or else, find out where you can learn a foreign language and pursue your interest in languages.

9. Invite Friends Over For Sleepovers And Pajama Parties

Nothing can beat the fun you can have during sleepovers in summer breaks. Just invite some friends and enjoy pajama parties. Make your favourite snacks, drink hot chocolates at night and have lots of fun chatting, telling horror stories and dancing.

10. Last But Not The Least, Shopping

Go out shopping with your parents and friends and pick up things you always wanted to include in your wardrobe.
Things to Note:

  • Don’t forget to take along water bottles whenever you go out of the house.
  • Apply sunscreen when out in the sun.
  • Ensure you have the necessary equipment while you go on adventure sports and camping.
  • Don’t avoid your parents and family while spending time with your friends.