What Show Should You Binge Watch This Summer? Nature.

What Show Should You Binge Watch This Summer? Nature.

Okay, I love watching a series straight through of a show just as much as the next girl, but something just irk’ed me last night as I was scrolling through emails. Seventeen had an article titled “What TV Series Should You Binge Watch Over Summer Break” and all that I thought was, if my summer is planned around sitting in the AC and staring mindlessly at a television, I’m living life wrong.

Television is a great way to relax or get out of the sun for a while, but please don’t plan your vacation around Netflix. Plan your vacation around adventures, around outdoors, and around growth. There are so many amazing ways to spend your summer, do you really want to go back to school telling people you went through the whole series of Pretty Little Liars, Gilmore Girls, and Friends?

What Show Should You Binge Watch This Summer? Nature.
Oh really? cause I like real adventures, ones that don’t involve a couch.

I can’t let people think that this is the only way to spend a summer, so here are 50 other options of things that you can do cheaply and easily but can lead to stories, memories, and adventures. They’re all in the great outdoors, not the great AC, but I think you’ll be able  to tell which one is truly greater.

What Show Should You Binge Watch This Summer? Nature.


 

  1. Take a bike ride through a new park
  2. Try Frisbee Golf
  3. Go hiking at sunrise
  4. Paddle a Kayak
  5. Camp under the stars
  6. Check out a drive-in movie and have a picnic
  7. Give paddleboarding a try
  8. Pull up a youtube video and do some yoga in the yard
  9. Spend the whole day on the beach
  10. Bonfire. Enough said.What Show Should You Binge Watch This Summer? Nature.
  11. Go to a farmer’s market
  12. Tube down a river – points for the most creative float.
  13. Have an olympic day in the backyard with friends
  14. Hit the driving range
  15. Go to a concert in the park
  16. Visit an art festival
  17. Start a garden
  18. Go garage saling
  19. Take a drive down the backroads, music up and windows down
  20. Pick berries later in the summer What Show Should You Binge Watch This Summer? Nature.
  21. Go Stargazing
  22. Have a picnic
  23. Fish
  24. Jump off a dock
  25. Go mountain biking
  26. Go to the zoo
  27. Go to a planetarium
  28. Set up a kickball or baseball league with friends
  29. PLAY TENNIS
  30. Golf at Twilight – cheaper!What Show Should You Binge Watch This Summer? Nature.
  31. Rent a cabin for the weekend with friends
  32. Spend the afternoon in a hammock
  33. Volunteer at a park
  34. Run a 5k
  35. Explore a new town
  36. Try geocaching
  37. Visit a farm
  38. Pick wildflowers
  39. Spend a sunset on a dock or pier
  40. Visit a fair and ride every ride – cotton candy is a mustWhat Show Should You Binge Watch This Summer? Nature.
  41. SPEND A DAY WITHOUT YOUR PHONE
  42. Pick-up touch football anyone?
  43. Sit on the porch with friends, drinks, & cards late into the night
  44. Read a book with your feet in the grass or toes in the sand
  45. Have a barbecue
  46. Water balloon fight
  47. Paint fight – definitely outdoors
  48. Create an intense scavenger hunt with friends
  49. Go to a music festival
  50.  Visit a local botanical garden or historical village (Greenfield Village? Frederik Meijer Gardens?) What Show Should You Binge Watch This Summer? Nature.

 

I’m giving you no excuses, now go and ENJOY THE SUMMER. Live every day to its fullest because a life of Netflix is a life half-lived.

Did I miss one of your favorite activities? Comment below and I’ll add it to my list!


 

Sincerely,

Let me know what you think!