Friday, July 24, 2015

Fun Summer Activities

Summer is one of my favorite seasons. Although it is a great time for internships and traveling, it is also a great time to do fun things right in your hometown! I have come up with a list of several things I love doing in the summer without having to travel very far! This list also comes in handy when you have a free day with nothing planned but want a fun activity!

ONE // Paddle Boarding
I love paddle boarding. It can be kind of challenging, but it is so rewarding to stand up and stay up. Recently, my friend and I went down to Georgetown to paddle board on the Potomac River. We went through a company called Boating in DC, which was located right under the Key Bridge. It was so fun and not expensive at all. It made for a great morning activity! 

TWO // Hiking
Hiking is such a great summer activity. It is fun and great exercise all at the same time! Living in Maryland during the summer, there are so many great places to hike. One of my favorites is The Great Falls. We normally hike the Billy Goat Trail, and trust me it is no walk in the park. Finishing the hike is so rewarding that it makes it all worth it. A little hint though, I suggest going in the late afternoon/ early evening. It is still light out, but the temperatures are a tad lower. 
THREE // Outdoor Shopping
There are not a ton of great outdoor shopping areas near me because they can't be used as easily year around. We do have Georgetown though. I love heading down there for the day to shop and get lunch! There are so many great stores (Rent the Runway, Barbour, and anything you could imagine) and amazing food (Clyde's, Sequoia DC, and many more). It makes for a fun girls' day! And you can't forget all the great cupcake shops!
FOUR // The Zoo
I don't know about y'all, but I love the zoo. I think all the animals are so fascinating and it makes for a fun, outdoors day! I live just a short metro ride away from the National Zoo, but I know there are plenty of great zoos throughout the US. If you ever want to spend a leisurely day outside, but don't know what to do, head to the zoo!

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