We’re not sure exactly how it happened but suddenly we found ourselves in the middle of summer. Where did the time go? How did it drag on so slowly yet pass so quickly? We’re pretty sure this happens every summer, but this year, perhaps because of the situation we all found ourselves in globally, the summer really is getting away from us. So we thought perhaps we should create a checklist of things we could try and do before the summer is over. It’s hard to take into consideration every COVID-19 rule and restriction that is applicable in every country because everything is changing from day to day and every country and city has their own regulations in place, but we tried to make sure it’s something you can do safely. But you know, check for yourself and adapt when it’s needed, or just skip on some that aren’t safe wherever you live.
1. Brunch Alfresco
Have brunch with your partner or friend, al fresco. We know cafes are opening up again and certain places offer outdoor seating cause that’s safer. It’s something we would usually take for granted, but this summer you can really cherish a meal in a cafe with a friend or two.
2. Picnic In The Park
If parks in your area are open you can easily pack a basket of snacks and fruits, some soda and, hell, bring a pie if you wanna, and have a nice little picnic outside. You can even do a socially distanced picnic where each of you brings their own snacks and blankets and you keep the distance of 2 meters but still, get to hang out together.
3. Dress Up For No Reason
Dress up in your best outfits even if there’s no occasion for it. Gatherings are limited these days, so you probably won’t get to show off your style that way, but you can always dress up for a regular walk or a run to the store. Take this opportunity to make Instagram photos to share your awesome outfit not only with the strangers outside but friends online too.
4. Instagram Photoshoot
You don’t need a reason for a photoshoot, but summer does have the best weather and it’s the best time to take colorful cheerful pictures. You can pick a theme with your friends and then take your photos separately and see what each of you did.
5. Go For A Swim
If you live next to a beach or the river – going for a swim is the most summery thing you can do. However if the seaside or riverside is full of people it’s best to stay away and perhaps buy a little blow-up swimming pool and splash around safely in your backyard.
6. Rollerblade Stardom
Quad rollerblades have made a massive comeback this summer and this is the time for you to learn how to rollerblade. It’s a fun activity and a little workout at the same time. You can film your achievements and go viral on TikTok in the process.
7. Go For A Bike Ride
If you’re lucky and already have a bike – this is a great way to get some fresh air in a safe way. You can explore different neighbourhoods safely or even try to ride to a nearby town or forest if you’re looking for more of a challenge.
8. Go Camping
Who knew camping in the woods would be the safest option this summer, but since it usually means you won’t have to see another human for days – it’s actually a great thing to do this summer. This is your chance to feel at one with nature.
9. Sit Around A Campfire
Provided you have a small group of friends you’ve chosen as your safe bubble – sitting around a campfire and toasting some marshmallows can be the best way to end an evening. It’s such a throwback to the safety of childhood.
10. Backyard BBQ
Having a little BBQ with your family (or whoever it is you live with) in your backyard is a great way to spend the weekend. Grill some hotdogs and burgers, drink some beers or cocktails and listen to some summer hits. But definitely block your social media for the weekend, you want to unplug and enjoy this.