1. Hit the beach!
For a great many people Summer = The Beach. For good reason. Winter has been cold and gray. Work and school have been rough. No place on earth relaxes the spirit like the coast. Bright sun, crashing waves and feet in the sand. Your family will have nothing but smiles.
2. The big parks
The Grand Canyon. Yosemite. The Great Smoky Mountains. America is full of natural wonders and beauty. Somewhere within driving distance lies a national park offering endless opportunities of fun and exploration. Get out there and show your family the world is more than strip malls and endless concrete.
3. Summer Sports
Baseball is in full-swing, Golf tournaments are abundant, and who can deny the phenomenon of FIFA and soccer? Whether you are watching together as a family or venturing out to catch a game live, Summer is a great time to cater to the athlete in all of us. Many communities have golf courses that will let you play an abbreviated game for an equally abbreviated cost. You can go to a local baseball team’s home game and make it an adventure for the whole family. Or head out to a big patch of grass and pretend to be one of your favorite soccer stars! Just get out there and enjoy moving around!
4. The big rig
How many times have you been on the road with your family and you all see that big motor home next to you and wish you were in it? Make it happen. RV dealers rent those big rigs for surprisingly reasonable fees. There are special resorts all over the country that cater to big motor homes. Research an itinerary that works for your family and get out on the road!
5. Backyard fun
Traveling is not the only way to have a great time with the family on vacation. Turn your backyard into your very own resort destination. You can play all types of different sports such as ultimate Frisbee or volleyball. Maybe you will put down an old fashioned slip n’ slide. Even a sprinkler can keep young kids entertained for hours on end. Think outside the box and come up with your own unique backyard fun.
6. Grill Master
A skill your child should have as an adult is the ability to cook good food. The popularity of outdoor grilling is bigger than ever. Get in on the fun. Spend the week with your kids challenging and expanding your abilities. Become a grill master. As a family, research and find recipes of food you have never attempted. Try a new one each day. Have your kids involved every step along the way. Not only will you all have fun and eat well, you will be giving them a gift that will last a lifetime.