The ultimate summer activities list to romanticize your life this summer! Say goodbye to boring summers and try some of these activities.
What does it mean to romanticize your life?
It means to take all of the mundane aspects of your life and try to see them in a new light, recreate it to something more fun. The simple things in life are something that you can enjoy.
You focus on your happiness and mental well-being. It has become more popular with all that has happened in the world.
We need to appreciate life more because we never know what will happen tomorrow. So live it fully.
1. Throw a beach or pool party with friends
When everything starts opening up again, now is the time to go to the beach or throw a pool party with your closest friends. Make your favorite fruit punch, bring some sandwiches and your snacks. Bring out your inner creativity.
2. Make fun summer recipes or frozen treats
Summertime is the perfect time to make some fruity frozen treats or make some summer recipes that include fruit. Like lemon tart or watermelon slushies.
3. Go on a road trip with your friends
Get out of the house and go on a road trip to another part of your state or country. Blast your favorite sing-a-long songs with your friends and play car games while sightseeing.
4. Go camping with your family
Now is the time to catch up with loved ones and go camping again. It’s the perfect time to make some s’mores and tell stories.
5. Make some s’mores
If you can’t go camping because you don’t have the funds, make s’mores at home over a s’mores flameless heater, in the microwave or over your stove.
6. Book a solo trip somewhere new
Sometimes you might want to go on vacation by yourself. Book a solo vacation somewhere fun that you haven’t been to and spend some time in your thoughts.
7. Have a summer picnic
This is the ultimate activity idea for summers and to romanticize your life. Host an aesthetic picnic either by yourself, with friends, or family. It can be simple or you can go all out.
8. Set up a photoshoot outside to take aesthetic photos
The sun sets later which makes it easier to take more photos after work. Have a photoshoot in the flower fields or when the sun is setting.
9. Go to a cheese, wine, art, and jazz event
If you want to feel extra fancy, go to a cheese, wine and jazz event. Or just go to a wine tasting event. Appreciate the art from local artists and help support them.
10. Donate clothes and items you no longer want
Now is a great time to recycle items you no longer need and give them to people that do. Each season you should be evaluating how to get rid of clutter in your room.
11. Redecorate your room with a summer feel
After getting rid of items you no longer what, place a few summer items in your room. It’s always good to change up your room every season because it could get boring after a while.
12. Have an outdoor high tea party
Get your tea set, table cloth, make your own desserts and have tea outside with another person. Tea parties are a really cute summer activity.
13. Visit an art museum and take time to analyze the pieces
If you want to do something different and see unusual things, go to an art museum and learn the different types of art that are out there. Gain new perspectives on creativity.
14. Go to a concert or music festival
Summer is the best time for concerts or music festivals because you don’t have to stand out in the freezing cold. You can also wear cuter outfits.
15. Throw a BBQ party in your backyard or local park
This is an absolute must if you have a backyard and a BBQ pit or a nearby park with it. Invite some friends or family and have a potluck.
16. Take advantage of all the free summer activities
Many cities and small towns host a lot of free events during the summer to participate in like free concerts. Check online or in the newspaper what free events there are for you to participate in if you’re looking to save money.
17. Go get ice cream with your favorite toppings
It’s not summer without some ice cream or frozen treats. Head to your nearest store to get a scoop or make your own treats!
18. Catch up with old friends you haven’t seen in a long time
Miss your friends? Now is the time to catch up with them. You can do that over phone call, video or in-person.
19. Go to Disneyland, Disney World, or another amusement park
A lot of young people love going to these places during the summer because there’s so much to do! Who doesn’t love fun rides and games?
20. Pick fruit like strawberries
This is the time when a lot of fruit is ripe and strawberries taste much sweeter when they’re freshly picked than they do in the stores.
21. Go to the water park
Beat the summer heat and cool down at the water park. They can be much more fun then a small pool as they tend to have slides and other activities.
22. Get fresh fruit and vegetables from Farmer’s Market
Farmer’s Market is best in the summer when there are more fruits and vegetables out. Get your organic fresh food from here to use for your recipes.
23. Ride your bike
Go for a bike ride where there is a nice view on the trail, a park, by the beach, etc. You can even take your portable speaker with you to play some music.
24. Go bowling
This is a classic hangout night with friends. Plan to go bowling for an hour or so while eating some snacks. Have some fun watching your friends struggle to throw right and ones that can’t stop getting gutter.
25. Start scrapbooking
Keep memories of this summer in a journal by scrapbooking. If you have saved travel tickets, photos, journal entries, etc. so that you can look back every year at it.
26. Learn to play the guitar or ukelele
Learn to play a relaxing instrument that you can play around a campfire, picnic, etc.
27. Do DIY Skincare
Many people get dry skin during summer, try making some moisturizing products and having fun with different types of DIY. Make a face mask, exfoliator, toner, moisturizer, face wash, etc.
28. Write a song
Get creative and think of what to write for a song to sing around the campfire or road trips you go on. You can write a song on how to romanticize your life.
29. Take a nap outside under the shade
Take a nap at the park or in your backyard under the shade. It’s nice to listen to the birds chirp in the background while you rest.
30. Go to the drive-in movie theater
This is one of the top must-do summer activities. It just has the 1950s nostalgic feel. It’s also better than being smashed next to a bunch of strangers indoors.
31. Sit by the lake and feed the ducks
This one is often kids favorite activities, and adults can do this too. Look up what ducks eat because bread is unhealthy for them, so don’t feed them that. Sit by the lake and enjoy the view.
32. Make a tent in your own house and watch a movie
Bring out your inner kid and binge-watch your favorite shows or movies. Get some popcorn, snacks, drink and candy. Bonus if you have string lights to make it more aesthetic.
33. Add more plants to your room
Flowers are a great addition to the room to romanticize your life. Add some in a vase and place by the window. You can also add some fake plants to your wall like hanging flowers or vines.
34. Sit outside and listen to the crickets at night
It’s truly summer when you start hearing the crickets or whatever summer insects that you have. Have you ever just sat and did nothing just listening to them?
35. Watch the sunset
Romanticize your life by watching the sunset from the beach, park, etc. while doing a calming activity or meditating. There’s something so romantic about watching the sunset.
36. Draw or paint
Try to learn how to draw or paint this summer. Practicing art is a great way to relieve stress and appreciate beautiful things.
37. Go bird-watching
Have you ever just sat and watched birds? A part of romanticizing your life is appreciating the beauty of Earth.
38. Place old photos that bring you nostalgia on your wall
Many people post their photos on their wall on string lights. It gives more of a nostalgic feel to your room. Collect some summer photos with your friends and put them on your wall for memory.
39. Create a summer music playlist
Create an upbeat and/or chill summer playlist with all of your favorite songs new and old. It’s always great to add throwback songs and dance to them.
40. Start a new hobby or pick up an old one
You might have more energy in the summer than the fall / winter so this is a good time to start your hobbies again. What makes you happy or what sounds interesting to learn?
41. Explore the town you live in like a tourist
Create a bucket list of all the things you want to do in your own town this summer and check them off one by one. Become an expert of your own town.
42. Go to a cute, aesthetic cafe or restaurant
Find a cute and cozy cafe or restaurant nearby that you have never went to before. Take some aesthetic photos of your food and drinks. Enjoy the view from a window seat.
43. Learn a foreign language
Don’t be unrealistic and try to go from beginner to advanced level in one summer. But you can either self-study, get a tutor or take a course to learn a new language or pick up a language you stopped studying.
44. Find hidden gems in your state and visit them
Find secret areas that you never heard of and go have an adventure. Take photos to show your friends and family how beautiful your state or region is. Learn to have a new appreciation for where you live even when it seems boring at times.
45. Go to the aquarium
There’s so many cute animals at the aquarium. There’s just something calming about going there and learning about all the sea creatures that you never hear about.
46. Take a photography class
Enroll in a class to learn how to take better pictures so you can capture the beauty of summer. This can be on your cellphone or with a digital camera.
47. Become really good at baking one dish
If you’re not much of a baker, focus on becoming good at baking one really good dish that you can bring to any party or get-together. Be known for the person with at least one good dish.
48. Buy yourself flowers and put them in a vase
Buy yourself flowers from the store, floral shop or farmer’s market. Sun flowers are best for the summer aesthetic.
49. Wear more floral and flowy clothing
Pick out some outfits that make you feel cooler like lighter, flowy clothes. Sun dresses are great to wear now and anything with floral patterns.
50. Make your own luxury style bath
Get some affordable items like bath bombs, bath salts, essential oils, candles, and bubbles to recreate a luxury style bath. Transport yourself to another place and play a spa or jazz playlist.