Living Well

Planning a Trip

It’s summertime and with the warm weather upon us, it’s natural to want to take a week off of work. Learn about fun ways to plan your next trip near or far!

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It’s summertime and with the warm weather upon us, it’s natural to want to take a week off of work. What if you don’t want to take a vacation out of the country? It might be a huge hassle to plan and get there or perhaps you want to save up.

At the same time, you don’t want to just hang out around in your backyard either. There are plenty of ways to enjoy a week off without traipsing off to a foreign country.

There are many options for day trips you can go on or fun activities to make the most of your holiday.

Try this 7 day plan for a low key week-long summer vacation:

Monday

Fruit Picking: Find the nearest orchard and take your family out there to pick some fruits! It’s an easy and fun activity and who doesn’t love some sweet refreshing fruit in the summer? In July, blueberries, cherries, raspberries, peaches, blackberries, and tomatoes are all in season!

Tuesday

Baseball Game: Summer is full of sporting events all days of the week. Whether it’s baseball, soccer, golf, tennis, or some other sport that you enjoy, head outdoors to catch a game. It doesn’t necessary have to be a professional or major game. Even the local community game or perhaps your kid’s team can be a ton of fun!

Wednesday

Visit a Museum, Zoo, Aquarium: There are so many cool public spaces for learning and exploring. Whether you prefer to check out an art museum or take photos of animals at the local zoo, there are many options all over the country for soaking in knowledge.

Thursday

Fishing: Head out to the nearest ocean, lake, or river for a relaxing day of fishing. Grab some fishing poles and equipment, picnic food, and folding chairs to be prepared for the day.

Friday

Outdoor Concert: Bring a blanket and lie on the grass at an outdoor concert. Many venues hold outdoor concerts in the summertime for anything from your favorite band or country singer to philharmonic concerts. Even if your favorite artist isn’t playing in town, it’s still a great way to enjoy the company of family and friends outdoors.

Saturday

Amusement Park: If you’re looking for a more rowdy and thrilling way to enjoy your Saturday, head out to an amusement park. Whether you enjoy the rush of roller coaster rides or a romantic ferris wheel ride, there’s a ride for everyone.

Sunday

Farmer’s Market: Head out to a farmer’s market to snag some fresh produce for the week ahead. Every farmer’s market has a different selection and atmosphere that’s fun in its own way. You might be able to find honey, ham, refreshing summer drinks, fresh baked breads, plants and more in addition to fruits and vegetables!