Instead of lamenting the end of summertime, go out and soak it up. Here are a few ideas of how you can live up the last days of summer! Anything you want to add to the list?
Rent a Beach House 1 of 10If you live anywhere near the ocean, a river or a lake (you probably do!), take advantage of the last days of summer with a weekend by the water.
Boothbay Vacation House $1900/wk at Home Away.
Have a Picnic! 2 of 10You have to eat, so it should be pretty easy to extend meal time a little with a picnic. Pack a homemade meal or bring your take-out to the park!
Picnic basket $69.95 at Bellacor.
Take a Hike! 3 of 10Get out on the trail and go for a walk!
Vintage hiking pack $68.00 at Miscellany.
Go for a Swim! 4 of 10Head to your local swimming pool or lake and take a dip before the weather cools down!
Striped swim suit $118 at J.Crew.
Rent a Boat! 5 of 10Take out your own boat or rent a canoe or row boat at your local lake or pond.
$12/hour at Central Park. Photo by Chelsea Fuss.
Go Berry Picking! 6 of 10Go berry picking then eat them with a dollop of creme fraiche for dessert!
Berry basket 70 cents at Wasserstrom.
Take a Road Trip! 7 of 10Even if you don't have time for a week-long trip, save a weekend and drive to a local destination!
LA Travel guide $13.99 at Lonely Planet.
Attend an Outdoor Concert 8 of 10There's nothing like laying on the grass, listening to your favorite band play live.
Photo from Edgefield Summer Concerts at McMenamin's.
Watch a Movie Outside 9 of 10Most cities host outdoor movies in the park for free. Host your own if you can't find one!
Photo from Movies in the Park at Portland Parks + Rec.
Go Camping 10 of 10Even if it's in your own backyard, there's something magical about sleeping under the stars.
Tent $317 at Beckel Canvas.
Top photo: Chelsea Fuss. All photos from respective sources.
Chelsea Fuss is a blogger and prop stylist based in Portland who blogs daily at Frolic!
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