5 Fun Outdoor Activities to Do This Summer

Summer is all about the outdoors. Are you looking forward to having fun this summer and enjoy yourself to the fullest? There are unlimited ideas that you and your family can use to take full advantage of this relaxation season. Whether you love water sports, heights, or camping, there is always something interesting for you out there. 

Here are 5 fun outdoor activities that you need to try out this coming summer season.

Jasper National Park, Canada
Jasper National Park in Alberta, Canada

1. Take a Road Trip

Taking a road trip is one of the most exhilarating experiences you can have. It requires moderate planning and letting some things work out as they please. Before taking a road trip, select a destination on the map and list all the things you want to do on the way. For example, taking some photos or watching the beautiful scenery.

After making the plan and packing all the items you need, get in your car and just drive. While you may feel worried about an unexpected crisis like getting a flat tire or problems like car sickness, you can handle all these. For instance, you can stop for some fresh air to alleviate car sickness or change your tire as you enjoy your favorite music. It would also be wise to learn more about how you can maintain safety while on the road.

Hot air balloons over Cappadocia, Turkey
Hot air balloons over Cappadocia, Turkey

2. Enjoy a Hot Air Balloon Ride

If you fear heights, you are probably thinking, ‘No, I’m not trying this.’

Maybe it is time you bid your fears goodbye and relish a bird’s eye view. Explore those new heights and see how the world looks like from the sky. Have that thrilling moment and let things be. As long as you have all the protective equipment in place, delve into this adventure.

Get lost in the moment and feel how great it is to fly. You can even make your ride better by toasting champagne as you soar high in the sky. However, if you are too scared, you can also watch a hot air balloon festival from the ground.

3. Go Rafting

If you love adventurous water experiences, then rafting might be what you need. Get a reputable rafting company with expert guides. They will help you maneuver through the river or any other water body more safely. You will enjoy the sport instead of clinging to fear. Ensure that you are safe by selecting a professional rafting outfitter, wearing a life jacket or PFD, and holding the paddle properly. Also, pay strict attention to the instructions given by your guide. While you may want to enjoy yourself to the maximum, safety should always be the priority.

Late night bonfire and dancing with locals at Jiaozi Snow Mountain in Kunming, Yunnan, China
Late night bonfire and dancing with locals in Kunming, Yunnan, China

4. Host a Bonfire

A bonfire can add unimaginable ambiance to a party. Host a bonfire on a warm summer night and load your cooler with beverages. Bring enough wood to last the whole time and a radio to listen to your favorite music. Invite family or friends to enjoy the moment.

You can narrate those childhood stories and laugh away your limits. Remember that funny childhood memory? It is time to unearth it and create a happy time. Challenge each other to dance and have fun as you showcase your prowess. You and your loved ones will definitely love this.

White sand at Hat Mae Rumpheng in Rayong, Thailand
Mae Rumphueng Beach, a beautiful — and deserted — white sand beach in the overlooked province of Rayong, Thailand

5. Go to the Beach

Going to the beach is a great idea for both adults and kids. So, if you have a family, this will work right for you. Get a nice place to spend while on the beach and pack all the stuff you need before traveling. When you get there, let every moment count.

You can play beach games with your partner or kids — for instance, beach Frisbee golf, water bucket relay, beach volleyball, among others. You can also get more creative and make a sandcastle. While it may seem easy, it is tough, especially when you choose to build a complex one. Stretch your mind to its limit and see how far you can go.

Summer is approaching, what are your plans on spending this exciting season? You can explore various outdoor activities and have unlimited fun. However, some require you to be careful and follow various instructions for maximum safety. If you prefer water sports, you can go rafting and have a thrilling moment.

For height lovers, flying in a hot air balloon is a good idea. You may also decide to take a road trip and enjoy watching beautiful scenery as you take photos. Hosting a bonfire can also complement a party big time.

Which one of these outdoor activities will you be trying this summer?

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About Derek Freal

"Some people eat, others try therapy. I travel."   Cultural enthusiast. Adrenaline junkie. Eater of strange foods. Chasing unique and offbeat adventures around the world since 2008. Derek loves going to new destinations where he does not speak a word of the local language and must communicate with hand gestures, or places where he is forced to squat awkwardly to poo -- supposedly its healthier and more efficient. For more information (about Derek, not squat pooing) including popular posts and videos, check out his bio.

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