All good things must come to an end, and summer is no exception. The good news is that there are still plenty of things you can do right in your own neighborhood to get out there and enjoy it. Here are five local activities that you can still squeeze in before summer ends.
1. Check Out Your Local Farmers’ Market
There’s no better summer evening staple than the farmers’ market. With fresh, healthy choices and an abundance of seasonal fruits and vegetables, you can eat well and have an adventure at the same time. The Dublin Farmers’ Market takes place every Thursday at Emerald Glen Park, right near The Wave. Don’t miss the delicious nuts, pasta, honey, and baked goods from farms and businesses in our backyard. Tip: Grab dinner from one of the food stands and turn the outing into a picnic in the park!
2. Get to the Water
Have lunch on a sailboat, ride a kayak or find your balance on a paddleboard. Santa Ana River Lakes is the perfect location to enjoy nature and soak in the last bit of summer.
3. See a Movie Outdoors
Chino Hills has a summer movie series your whole family will enjoy. See Sing on August 18, or choose another great film on their summer lineup. No matter where you live, check out your local community events page. You may be surprised to find a wealth of family-friendly choices you never expected.
4. Read a Book in the Park
The world has no shortage of great books and Dublin, California has plenty of beautiful parks – a match made in heaven! Why not relax on the grass at Emerald Glen Park with a good read? Or if you’re in the Chino Hills area, check out what Chino Hills State Park has to offer – you won’t be disappointed. Likewise, Centennial Regional Park or Morrison Park near Santa Ana are both perfect places to enjoy the weather and get lost in your favorite book.
5. Play Tourist in Your Own Community
No matter where you live, there are plenty of landmarks and tourist-friendly locations nearby. Looking for something interesting to do with the kids? Friends in town for the weekend? Take a careful look around and you will be surprised what you find in your own backyard. Being a tourist in other locations is common, but being a tourist in your own local community can provide you with hours of fun and excitement that you may have previously overlooked.
No matter what you decide to do with the last few weeks of summer, there’s still time to take advantage of the season. Whether you read a book on the grass or have fun at your local farmer’s market, summer is a beautiful time to appreciate life. What are you waiting for?