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This article is written by a student writer from the Her Campus at Scranton chapter.

It’s time to embrace the vivid energy of summer as the days get longer and the sun climbs higher. Because of the nicer weather and longer days, there are plenty of options for leisure and adventure. Here are the top five things to do this summer to make the most of the season, whether you’re itching for outdoor adventures or peaceful moments of peace and quiet.

1. Explore the Great Outdoors

Summer is the perfect time to reconnect with nature and explore the great outdoors. Whether you prefer hiking through lush forests, lounging on sandy beaches, or embarking on a camping trip under the stars, there’s something for everyone to enjoy. Take a leisurely stroll along scenic trails, dive into crystal-clear lakes for a refreshing swim, or simply bask in the beauty of nature’s wonders.

2. Indulge in Culinary Delights

From backyard barbecues to gourmet picnics in the park, summer is a time to indulge in delicious food and drinks. Fire up the grill and savor the smoky aroma of grilled meats and veggies, or pack a basket with artisanal cheeses, freshly baked bread, and seasonal fruits for a delightful picnic feast. Don’t forget to cool off with refreshing cocktails, icy treats, and decadent desserts to satisfy your cravings on hot summer days.

3. Embark on a Road Trip

Hit the open road and embark on an epic road trip adventure this summer. Whether you’re exploring scenic coastlines, meandering through picturesque countryside, or discovering hidden gems in charming towns, there’s something magical about the freedom of the open highway. Pack your bags, crank up the tunes, and embrace the spontaneity of the journey as you create unforgettable memories along the way.

4. Embrace Wellness and Self-Care

Summer is not only a time for adventure and exploration but also a time for self-reflection and rejuvenation. Take advantage of the longer days to prioritize your health and well-being by practicing mindfulness, yoga, or meditation outdoors. Spend time in nature, soak up the sunshine, and nourish your body with wholesome foods to feel revitalized and refreshed from the inside out.


Summer provides the perfect opportunity to unleash your creativity and expand your horizons. Whether you’re learning a new skill, pursuing a hobby, or immersing yourself in the arts, there’s no shortage of ways to cultivate your passions. Take a painting class, learn to play a musical instrument, or dive into a new book that sparks your imagination. Embrace the spirit of curiosity and discovery as you continue to grow and evolve throughout the summer months.

In conclusion, summer is a time of endless possibilities and boundless adventures. Whether you’re seeking excitement and adrenaline or seeking peace and serenity, there’s something for everyone to enjoy. Soak up the sunshine, savor the simple pleasures, and make the most of every moment as you create cherished memories to last a lifetime.

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Emma Schultz

Scranton '27

Hi! My Name is Emma Schultz. I am an Early and Primary Education Major. My favorite things include listening to country music, reading, going outside, hanging out with friends, watching football, and sometimes even binging a little Netflix. I also love taking my dog, Tucker, out for walks.