Following the frigid winter months, it’s safe to say that many of us living in Buffalo look forward to the warmth and sunshine that the summer brings. Sometimes, the 13 weekends of summer we have fly by; leaving us wondering what we have done to enjoy them. Luckily, there are several fun activities to do and places to see around WNY to fill those summer weekends.
To make the most of the summer weather, an adventure outside is always a great option for summer weekends. Going berry picking at a local farm is an excellent way to soak up the sunshine while also supporting a local business. Plus, then you’ll have delicious fresh fruit to enjoy throughout the following week! Another wonderful way to get outdoors on the weekends is to have a picnic at a local park. Invite a few friends or loved ones to join you, and spend an afternoon together, watching the clouds drift by. Everyone can bring their own picnic food, or each person could be assigned to bring a different type of dish; it’s up to you! If you aren’t much of a cook, fret not, take the opportunity to try out a new local restaurant and pick up takeout on the way.
For those in need of a break, a weekend trip to a nearby town or city, or a camping trip are good options. If you find yourself dealing with screen fatigue, a weekend away can be a great opportunity to unplug from social media and instead, rest and focus on the present moment.
Sometimes, we just want to enjoy the summer weekends relaxing in the comfort in our own homes. However, if you find yourself out of things to watch on Netflix, consider having a few close friends or family members over for a dinner party. Though solitude can be refreshing, having the company of the people we love most can be as well. You can try out the recipe you’ve had in the back of your mind for weeks and share it with your favorite people. For extra laughs, pull out some board or card games to play after dinner; you’re sure to make some memories along the way.
Whether you venture to a local park or museum you have not yet visited, or toast marshmallows over a campfire in your backyard; the most important thing to do with your summer weekends is to enjoy them. Take time to do the things you love with the people you love.