There are so many wonderful things to do in the summer, and a lot of them are free! Here are 21 super fun activities to occupy your long summer days as a family.
Scenic Drives 1 of 20Nothing screams "summer" like a long scenic drive.
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Scavenger Hunt 2 of 20Whether it's a planned out hunt for the kids or a geocaching family outing, scavenger hunts are fun for the whole family.
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The Library 3 of 20The library is great year round, but they usually have awesome summer activities for the little ones too.
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Play Library! 4 of 20If you don't feel like lugging the family to the library, create your own at home! It's a lot of fun and great practice for the kids.
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Swimming 5 of 20This one is kind of a no brainer. Swimming is a great way to cool down, it's great exercise and it's a lot of fun!
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Butterfly Catching 6 of 20I have always dreamed of going butterfly catching, since we've always been a tadpole catching family. Whatever "bug" you seek, this is a great summer activity for togetherness.
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Tie Dye! 7 of 20Tie dye is a summer classic. But why stop at t-shirts? Tie dye a tote or some bedding. You'll thank me later.
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The Beach 8 of 20It wouldn't be summer without some playing in the sand and tackling some waves.
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Water Party 9 of 20With a hose, some buckets and a few sponges, you could have a great summer afternoon on your hands!
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Fishing 10 of 20I've never been a big fisher, but I sure do enjoy it for dinner!
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Grill in the Park 11 of 20Grab the grill, a few blankets and the family for a great evening outdoors.
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Lemonade Stand 12 of 20With some cardboard, paint and a lot of lemonade you have a great summer family business and a lot of fun.
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Farmers Market 13 of 20The farmers market is a great one stop for ever member of the family to find something they love.
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Outdoor Concerts 14 of 20If it's outdoors and you're with great company, who cares what band is playing?
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Summer Movies 15 of 20There are a lot of cities that offer free movies on weekdays during the summer. It's a great way to get out of the heat and treat yourself to some popcorn.
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Park Exploring 16 of 20Finding new parks is one of my favorite things! It's adventurous and exciting and of course, free!
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Backyard Camping 17 of 20Get out the tent and flashlights for a fun night of family fun under the stars in your own backyard. I love this idea because if (when) you forget something, it's just inside the house!
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Bike Rides! 18 of 20Summer bike rides are the best way to get around town. It's romantic, fun and nostalgic. Love it!
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Pen Pals 19 of 20While the kids are out of school, hook them up with a pen pal! It's a lot of fun for them and they practice writing during their time off.
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Bonfires 20 of 20Bonfires are such a fun and easy summer activity. Who doesn't have great bonfire memories? That's what I thought.
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