By Nupur Kudapkar
The sun’s out and you’re feeling like going outside, what should you do? Whether you want to go on a date with your significant other, hang out with a friend, or simply enjoy the radiance of the star by yourself, there are plenty of things to do when the weather is sunny.
- Take a walk
It’s a timeless but intriguing alternative. If you bring your dog, that’s a bonus! Plan a long or short stroll, alone or with someone else, to catch up or admire nature’s wonders.
- The Beach
On a bright day, there is nothing better than heading to the beach. The seashells, the cold seaside air, the warm food, and of course, swimming! It will undoubtedly be a delightful, stress-free experience that will help you appreciate the sun’s warm rays, grab a few friends and go enjoy the sea.
- The Farmers Market
Spend your morning with the people that live in your neighborhood! Consume fresh foods, purchase fresh fruit, and perhaps even a bouquet of flowers. Immerse yourself in the festivities and while you are there you could even meet some new people!
Whether you have never gardened before or have a growing one, it is never a bad idea to try to raise a few plants on your own. Who knows, it could turn into a new hobby! Plus, in the end, you get a bunch of beautiful plants and maybe even a few fruits or vegetables depending on what you plant.
Geocaching is an outdoor recreational activity in which participants conceal and seek containers known as “geocaches” or “caches” in precise sites marked by coordinates all over the world using a Global Positioning System receiver or cell phone and other navigational skills. So grab your phone and go on an adventure that you will never forget.
- Cold Treats
What should you do when the sun is merciless on a hot California day? Grab a cool treat! Ice cream, smoothies, boba, frozen yogurt– the possibilities are endless. Make some chilly memories with some friends or treat yourself. Maybe go support your local ice cream shop!
If you can not drive, get someone that can, blast the air conditioner/roll down the windows and some music, and embark on a journey.
Think about what zoo you go to and make sure it is a responsible one! Once you picked it out, stroll through animals from all over the world and maybe even feed some.
- Fly a Kite
I personally have never flown a kite, but once the breeze hits, take out a kite and learn how to fly it if you don’t already know. Watch the clouds and make out shapes and creatures while seeing how high you can fly your kite!
- Build a Fort and Watch a Movie
California has hot summer days and cooler evenings. In your backyard towards the afternoon/evening, build a fort with whatever you have lying around, order some takeout, and crawl in to watch a movie or binge your favorite tv show.