fun things to do this summer

The Coolest Newsletter

The Coolest Newsletter

Happy Fall Equinox! We often associate starting over or trying new things with the New Year, but Fall is also a great time to step back and reevaluate ourselves before we go back into our usual office or school routines. As such, I've decided to make self-improvement— both mental and physical— our focus for the fall season. If you haven't been keeping up with our blog, here's some of what you've been missing:

Kayaking

Kayaking

If you love water but don't necessarily love getting wet, then aquatic sports might not seem right for you. But what if there was a way to be near the water without ever getting wet and you get a workout out of it? Sounds too good to be true? Don't take it from us, hop on a kayak or canoe and try it out for yourself!

Hiking

Hiking

Beautiful weather and clear skies are a perfect recipe for a day outdoors. Grab your walking shoes and hit your favorite trail— or visit a route you've never traveled before!

Inside Look: Accessibility in the NY State Fair

Inside Look: Accessibility in the NY State Fair

As a Texan, I am no stranger to large and crowded State Fairs. However, in spite of living nearly 6 years in upstate New York, I never had the time or opportunity to make it down to the NY State Fair. So when a good friend of mine (and Syracuse native) offered to show me around, I immediately said yes! 

Cycling

Cycling

What's safe, family-friendly, fun and can be done from the comfort of your home? Cycling! So grab your helmet and ride to your favorite park. Plus, with adaptive bikes and trikes, anyone can ride! So let's go!

Amusement Parks

Amusement Parks

Amusement parks. It's every kid's dream to go to one. (Especially that really big one with the castle and the ears!) But let's face it: parks can be big, scary, and exhausting. More trouble than they're worth, right? Wrong! Here are our quick tips to ensure a fun time at a park! 

Let's Go Swimming

Let's Go Swimming

Whether you live right on the beach or not, summer is definitely the time for fun in the water! Grab your favorite fruity drink and settle in for a day by the shore!

Summer Festivals

Summer Festivals

Summer is the time for festivals and fairs. If you haven't had the chance to grab a funnel cake or fried Oreo then you're doing summer wrong, my friend. Still, summer festivals, with their large crowds and hot weather, are no walk in the park. As a seasoned festival-goer here are some of my quick rules to enjoying (and surviving) a summer festival.

The Summer Bucket List

The Summer Bucket List

Summer is almost over! Whether you're dying of boredom at this point or desperately behind on your summer to-do list, we've got some fun activities that are a must before the summer ends. Remember, what's the point of working hard if you don't play harder?