What are the many reasons to love summer? Today I am sharing 50!
A few years ago, I wrote a post on why summer is better than winter. Summer is by far my favorite season of the year. While spring brings blooming flowers, it also brings along allergies, lots of them, and leaves me a sneezing, eye-watering mess.
I love the foliage of fall and the cooler weather it brings, and fall comes in a close second, with winter being my least favorite season. There’s not much that we do in the winter, although winter has been a lot milder these past few years. We’ve barely had much snow (which the kids love and I hate to shovel), and I’m not a fan of layering and much prefer dressing as cool as possible.
So what are my reasons for loving summer as much as I do? Here are fifty reasons!
1. The warm weather.
I love feeling the warmth of the sun on my skin and not having to worry about bundling up in a coat every time I step outside.
2. The long days.
During the summer, the days are longer, which means more time to enjoy the outdoors, spend time with family and friends, and just overall get things done!
3. The beach.
I absolutely love going to the beach and listening to the sound of the waves crashing against the shore. Plus, there’s nothing better than sinking your toes into the sand and feeling it between your toes.
4. The pool.
While I don’t necessarily love swimming laps, I do enjoy floating around in a pool on a hot day and just relaxing.
5. The sunshine.
I’m a big fan of vitamin D, and the summer months are the perfect time to get your fix!
6. The flowers.
During the spring and summer, flowers are in bloom everywhere you look, and I just can’t get enough of them.
7. The outdoors.
I love being outside during the summer and taking advantage of all the wonderful activities that can be done outdoors, like hiking, biking, camping, and more.
8. The farmer’s markets.
One of my favorite things about summer is being able to go to the farmer’s market and load up on fresh fruits and vegetables. There’s nothing better than eating produce that was just picked!
Juneteenth is a holiday that celebrates the emancipation of slaves in the United States, and it’s a day that is near and dear to my heart.
10. The Fourth of July.
I love celebrating America’s Independence Day with parades, barbecues, and fireworks. It’s always a fun day!
11. Summer vacations.
Whether you’re taking a road trip or flying to another country, summer vacation is always something to look forward to.
12. Road trips.
Speaking of road trips, I love going on them! There’s nothing like packing up the car and hitting the open road with family or friends.
13. The summer Olympics.
Every four years, I get really into watching the summer Olympics, and it’s always so exciting to see athletes from all over the world compete.
I love going on picnics during the summer and enjoying a meal outdoors. It’s such a relaxing way to spend an afternoon!
15. The sound of children playing.
There’s something about the sound of children playing outdoors that just makes me happy. It reminds me of my own childhood and all the fun I used to have during summertime.
Grilling out is one of my favorite summertime activities, and there’s nothing like eating a delicious barbecue meal!
17. Corn on the cob.
Corn on the cob is one of my favorite summer foods, and I always look forward to eating it!
Watermelon is another summertime favorite of mine, and it’s the perfect way to cool off on a hot day.
19. Ice cream.
Who doesn’t love ice cream? It’s the perfect treat for a hot summer day!
20. Frozen yogurt.
If you’re looking for a healthier alternative to ice cream, frozen yogurt is a great choice!
Popsicles are another refreshing treat that are perfect for summertime.
Lemonade is such a refreshing drink, and there’s nothing like drinking it on a hot day.
23. The sound of waves crashing against the shore.
There’s something about the sound of waves crashing against the shore that is just so relaxing. I could listen to it for hours!
I love watching the sunset, and there’s something about summer sunsets that are just extra special.
One of my favorite things about summertime is catching fireflies in the evening. It’s such a fun activity!
26. The smell of sunscreen.
To me, the smell of sunscreen is synonymous with summertime. It always brings back memories of being at the beach or pool as a child.
27. Flip flops.
Flip flops are the perfect summer footwear, and they’re so comfortable to wear!
Sundresses are my favorite type of clothing to wear during the summer. They’re so airy and comfortable, and they always make me feel pretty.
29. Short shorts.
Another piece of clothing that I love to wear during the summer are short shorts! They’re perfect for hot days, and they always make me feel confident.
30. Tank tops.
Tank tops are a must-have for summer, and there are so many different styles to choose from. You can dress them up or down, and they’re always comfortable to wear.
Of course, no summer wardrobe is complete without a few bikinis! They’re essential for days spent at the beach or pool.
Sunglasses are a must-have for summer, and they help protect your eyes from the sun’s harmful rays.
Hats are another essential for summer, and they help keep your head cool and protected from the sun.
34. Splash pads.
If you have young children, splash pads are great places to take them to cool off during the summer.
If you’re looking for a more natural swimming option, lakes are great places to cool off during the summer.
36. Water slides.
Water slides are always so much fun, and they’re perfect for a hot summer day!
37. Air conditioners.
Air conditioners are a must-have during the summer, and they help keep your home cool and comfortable.
Fans are another great way to stay cool during the summer, and they can be used both indoors and outdoors.
39. Snow cones.
Snow cones are the perfect treat for a hot summer day! They’re refreshing and delicious, and they always make me feel like a kid again.
Hiking is a great summer activity, and there are so many beautiful trails to explore.
Camping is one of the best ways to experience all that nature has to offer, and it’s also a lot of fun.
42. Bike rides.
Bike riding is a great way to get some exercise, and it’s also a lot of fun!
Rollerblading is another fun activity that you can do during the summer, and it’s a great way to stay active.
44. Going for walks.
Walking is a great way to get some exercise and fresh air, and it’s also a great way to explore your neighborhood.
Smores are a classic summer treat, and they’re always so delicious!
Canoeing is a great way to explore different waterways, and it’s also a lot of fun.
Fishing is a great summer activity, and it’s a relaxing way to spend some time outdoors.
Gardening is a great way to get some exercise and fresh air, and it’s also a great way to grow your own food.
49. Sitting on the porch.
There’s something about sitting on the porch that just screams summertime. It’s the perfect place to relax and enjoy the warm weather.
50. The sense of freedom that summer brings.
There’s something about summertime that just makes me feel free, and I love it!
Summertime is a great time of year, and there are so many reasons to love it. From the warm weather to the fun activities, there’s something for everyone to enjoy. So get out there and enjoy all that summer has to offer!