Easy Ways to Get Outside in the Summer

Spend time in nature this summer with these fun, sun-filled activities.

As summertime rolls around, it’s vital to spend more time outdoors and enjoy the fresh air. We have some ideas of fun, easy ways to get outside this summer. The more time spent in nature, the better.

Picnic in the park

A fun, easy summer activity with friends or family is heading on over to your local park for a picnic. Bring whatever yummy eats you’d like and consider investing in a picnic basket and blanket to level-up your picnic game. You can bring your usual lunch or dinner or build the ultimate picnic assortment.

Here’s an idea of what we would bring in our picnic basket:

  • Fresh fruit, like strawberries, grapes, or blueberries.
  • A charcuterie board filled with your favorite cheeses, crackers, and breads, along with some savory charcuterie meat like prosciutto and salami. Sweeten it up and bring a jam.
  • Nuts or trail mix for an easy, protein-rich snack.
  • Refreshing drinks like fruit juice, seltzer waters or summer mocktails. Try our favorite watermelon mocktail recipe that incorporates Nature’s Way vibrant Chlorofresh® Liquid Chlorophyll, or this sweet & spicy strawberry ginger mocktail featured on our Instagram.

Start a garden

Gardening is a great way to get outside and connect with nature. You can channel any stress you have into nurturing the growth of your favorite fruits, vegetables, and herbs. Not to mention, you’ll be significantly upgrading your culinary expeditions with fresh and nourishing produce, just steps away from the kitchen. Don’t know where to start? Check out our blog post on growing an herb garden.

Read in nature

Summer break is a perfect time to encourage a read-a-thon. Bring your kiddos to the library to check out some books and go read outside. Find a shady spot underneath a tree in the park or set up some hammocks by the lake for the afternoon. Reading will help your little ones stay sharp this summer break and you can give them the nutrients they need to succeed with Brain Builder Gummies, which support healthy brain function for kids 4+.*

Fire up the grill

Get the whole family together for some summer fun and tasty food. Not only are you spending time outside in your backyard or in the park, but you’re connecting with the people you love and satisfying your appetite. Have a mix of grilled meats like burgers, brats, or chicken, along with some nourishing grilled vegetables like corn on the cob, zucchini, or asparagus. Yum!

Friends walking by the water after the beach

Have a beach day

There’s nothing quite like a day by the water, with the sand in your toes and wind blowing through your hair. Play beach volleyball with friends and family or take a peaceful walk along the beach and let the waves touch your feet.

Here are some beach essentials:

  • Enough towels for everyone to stay dry
  • Refreshments to stay hydrated, like water bottles or flavored seltzer waters
  • SPF! Bring a sunscreen that has an SPF of 30 or higher
  • A wide-brimmed sunhat to protect your neck, face, scalp, and ears from the sun

Sit outside on a patio

It’s officially patio season! Going out to lunch or dinner? An easy way to spend time outdoors this summer is simply to sit outside on the patio or rooftop instead of sitting indoors (weather permitting). We think that being on a patio somehow makes the food taste better.

Take a trip to the farmer’s market

Ride your bike or walk to your local farmer’s market and make a perfect summer weekend even better. You can grab some fresh produce for the week, check out the food vendors, and even grab a bouquet of colorful flowers to put on display.

Try outdoor yoga

Yoga is a great way to both relax your mind and stay active. So why not try it outdoors? Take a blanket or yoga mat to a peaceful spot in your backyard or try out a community yoga class in the park. You’ll feel the stress slip away as the sun shines down on you while you’re practicing your poses.

Connect with and be inspired by the outdoors this summer 

Find ways to spend time outdoors this summer and connect with friends, family, and nature. Your well-being will thank you.