Some of the summer childhood memories that we cherish the most are the unexpected, different moments. Like that time dad got a flat tire on the way to the beach and mom made up a game where we counted cars by colors while dad repaired the tire. Or that time we went camping and learned to count stars and identify constellations.
The truth is, even though the internet and fast-paced life have taken over, there are still many adventures out there to be had.
And there is no better adventure than the one lived as a family.
That’s why we invite you to live a standout summer this year with these unique ideas to fill your children with happy memories.
Plan for a road trip near or far
Did you know that you can visit the Southwest in two weeks? Not to mention Route 66! Although you can’t drive it all the way through anymore, some creative planning will get you from Chicago to the Santa Monica pier! Just think of all the adventures and experiences along the way that will create those core memories for your kiddos!
Whether you want to go near or far, pack up the car and take your family to discover new horizons!
Go to a surf camp and learn a new sport as a family
What’s more fun than going to the beach in the summer? Planning an unforgettable family surf vacation! This can be an exciting family experience that helps everyone bond and create unique memories. Let loose together, soak up the sun, and try something new.
Today’s surf camps have everything for the family — from lessons that match the skills of each family member to activities for non-surfers. It’s a great opportunity to show your kids that it’s never too late to pick up new hobbies!
Best of all, you’ll be developing physical skills and healthy habits while having a fantastic time together! Surf’s up!
Spend a few days on a ranch and learn how to take care of the animals
Have you ever heard of a Dude Ranch?
No, it has nothing to do with the 70’s hippie life. It’s a cattle ranch turned into a resort for tourists.
Imagine this scenario: a sunset painted over the hills of vivid colors, each of your family members leading a majestic horse, for hours of scenic peace and conversation. You arrive back at the cozy ranch and settle in as a family for a five-star meal under the shimmering stars.
Sounds heavenly, doesn’t it?
This is undoubtedly the best idea for a standout family vacation.
Start a family project at home
Remember, an adventure doesn’t have to mean packing and planning. For those weeks when we decide to stay at home and rest, there are also different and fantastic ideas to enjoy with the family.
Think of an inclusive project where everyone can participate and create something together. From painting self-portraits, hopscotch, or a gardening project, the ideas are endless! Best of all, after a long day of bonding and getting your hands dirty, you can settle back in and relax in the comfort of your own home.
The most important thing this summer is to create memories, forget about the phone, and give your family the atypical vacation or staycation they’ll remember for a lifetime.