Summer is a great time to get out of the house and reconnect with friends. The weather is great. There is a world of opportunities and more things to do than any other time of year. The only thing left to do is figure out what to do.
Visit a Winery, Distillery, or Brewery
It may not be a new idea, after all, wineries date back to 4100 BCE in Armenia, but going to a winery, brewery, or distillery is still one of the best ways to spend time with friends. All three of them offer a similar experience, you and your friends get to go out, have a few high-quality drinks, listen to music, and talk to each other. The difference between the three is simply what type of drinks they make on the property. A winery makes wine. Distilleries make spirits, such as whiskey, while breweries make beer. So, you can choose to go to the one your friend group prefers. Finding a winery with a group discount or all-inclusive tour options can help you save while still enjoying the company of your friends.
Go For A Road Trip
One of the best ways to enjoy time with your friends is by going out on a road trip. It’s a fun way to see parts of the country you may not have seen before and get to a destination. For instance, on a trip to the beach, you can enjoy each other’s company, enjoy some snacks, listen to music, and laugh. You can even stop by a roadside attraction that you pass or break off the highway into small towns along the way and expose yourself to new things. By the time you get to your destination, like the beach, you’ve already had such a good time that the actual destination doesn’t really matter. This is a great way to spend a vacation with friends, regardless of what time of year you take a road trip, but it’s always best to do this during the summer.
Shop at Small Local Businesses
It’s no secret that it’s important to support small businesses in the community. With 99% of small businesses employing less than fifty people, these businesses don’t have the resources of major corporations, but they do have a major impact on the community. They also have unique and excellent local products, which makes shopping at small local businesses a great way to spend time with your friends over the summer. This is a particularly good option for rainy days during the summertime, or if there is a promenade of shops to walk.
Whether you’re going out for a hike or swimming at a local lake or spring, going out and exploring nature is one of the best ways to spend your summer with friends. That’s because you get to go outside and do something that is difficult to do any other time of year, while also getting some exercise outside. In other words, getting out and exploring nature in your community is good for your relationships and your personal health. This is an especially great option since many parks and trails are available with little to no fee for entrance.
Host a Barbecue
A lot of times people put pressure on going out and doing something but hosting a barbecue with your family and friends is a great way to enjoy a summer day. Even with the popularity of barbecue rising year-round, according to the HPBA, summertime is still the best time for barbecue. You can get outside, enjoy the good weather, play games, and spend time with friends in a way that you really can’t during the rest of the year.
Getting outside and enjoying the summer months with friends is incredibly important. So, find what activities are best for your group of friends and go out and make sure to enjoy this time of year with the people who you care about.