1. Eat outside
Summer is grilling season and there is no better time to have a BBQ with friends. But you don’t need a grill to enjoy eating outdoors. It may seem old-fashioned, but a picnic can also be lots of fun. Put some food in a basket or cooler, find a grassy spot somewhere like a local park, plop down, and have a meal. Take your friends or your family along for an experience that you’ll remember.
Or if the ants have you down, check out a restaurant with outdoor seating. Smoothies or other fruity drinks are an amazing way to chill out in the heat of the summer. Our outdoor adventure games take you by many local eateries with outdoor patios perfect for this time of year.
2. Unplug and connect with your real life friends
Everyone is online these days, everywhere they go. This summer make sure you take some time to share experiences with your real life friends.
Summer sports like baseball, golf, tennis, horse shoes, badminton, and volleyball are excellent for connecting with friends and getting some good exercise!
Playing an outdoor adventure game like Get Beyond the Walls is another great way to get you and your friends out of the house, having a blast, challenging your skills, and making awesome memories. Your brain will thank you because, sometimes, you just have to get away from the web.
3. Get healthy
Summer is a great time to get in shape. Nice weather makes outdoor exercise more fun, and people often lose weight over the summer because there is so much to do.
Water is an amazing thing and you can do a lot with it in the summer. Whether you are near a lake, ocean, river, or pool, there are a hundred active things you can do once you hit the water.
Hiking and biking are both great ways to get off the grid, exercising and bonding with nature. Trekking out to the middle of nowhere can be a liberating and refreshing experience for your mental and physical health.
But you don’t need special equipment or a long drive to get healthy. Simply hit the pavement and start walking. We have outdoor walking adventure games in many major cities. You’ll be so busy finding clues and solving challenges that you won’t even realize how many steps you’ve accumulated. Not to mention all the free vitamin D!
4. Check out seasonal venues
Many local points of interest are best experienced in the summer. If you have kids then a trip to the zoo is practically a mandatory event, but all ages can enjoy seeing the animals and learning about wildlife. Landscaped gardens and parks are other seasonal favorites, but native plants are in abundance as well. Nearly everyone lives within a short drive to a place where you can go pick wildflowers or fruits.
Summer is also a great time to see an outdoor show. Local festivals feature great music, made even more enjoyable when sitting in the grass and listening to songs you enjoy.
If you are lucky enough to live near a drive-in movie theater, make sure you go. There is something fun about lying on your car or the bed of your truck while you watch a movie on a gigantic screen. It’s an experience that may not be around for much longer, so we recommend you try it at least once.
Summer is also a great time to encounter all the wonderful sights and outdoor attractions in your city like those we feature in our walking adventure games. Discover unique parts of your city you never knew existed!
5. Take a vacation
There is nothing as iconic to this season as summer vacation. It’s a time to let go of the stressful daily routine and decompress. And, really, isn’t it time you had some fun?!
If your time and budget won’t allow for an exotic destination, you can make your own fun with a staycation at home. With Get Beyond the Walls, your family can solve puzzles, hunt for clues, answer challenges, and earn points while exploring areas of your city you’ve never seen before. It will definitely give you a break from the same old boring routine!
6. Watch a sunset
Late summer sunsets are truly a sight to behold, and free! You may have hills in your area that you can climb where you can watch the sunset over your town, a beach, or other landmark
If you time your Get Beyond the Walls game just right, you can catch the sunset with your friends as you celebrate your victory. Sunsets are among the most popular computer and cell phone backgrounds ever because they’re absolutely gorgeous, but there really is nothing like experiencing the real thing.
7. Try something you’ve never tried before
As kids, summer was the time of exploration. Time off from school gave us the opportunity to try a lot of new things. These unique experiences became treasured memories. There is no reason that love of adventure has to stop!
At Get Beyond the Walls, our interactive outdoor games are all about creating unique opportunities for accomplishment and adventure that are invigorating and inspiring. In the summertime, the possibilities are practically endless, so fill your waning days of sunshine with meaningful, unique experiences that connect you and your favorite people together.