The summer of 2020 has not been the summer that many Americans were hoping for. Most of us have had to call off their planned vacations and many popular destinations for summertime fun have been shut down for the year due to the novel coronavirus. But that doesn’t mean that the last few weeks of summer are devoid of fun stuff for you and your family to do. There are plenty of ways to make the most of what remains of the summer season, both in and around Atlanta and in your own backyard! Like or follow the Don Turner Legal Team on Facebook for more suggestions on how to spend your summer!
Summertime Fun in Georgia
There are still plenty of fun summertime activities to do this month in and around the Atlanta area. Need a little something to perk up your week? Dunkin’ Donuts is offering Free Coffee Mondays and Free Donut Fridays throughout August! Looking to calm your mind instead? Consider picking up tickets to Roots and Wings’ August Hike and Meditation in Cumming or Roswell.
You can also head on over to the Porsche Experience Center in Atlanta and catch a drive-in movie during August 27 through August 29. Or why not rent a raft, canoe, kayak, or tube from Shoot the Hooch and enjoy a much-needed relaxing trip down the Chattahoochee River? You can read up more about how to “Shoot the Hooch” in Atlanta by following this link.
If you want to learn more about Atlanta, consider embarking on the “Atlanta from the Ashes” history tour on August 15. Looking for more fun things to see and do around the city? Here are the best places and events to (safely) enjoy in the Atlanta area! From outdoor experiences at the Fernbank Museum to Chik Fil A’s College Football Hall of Fame, there is something for everyone to enjoy.
Old Fashioned Fun at Home
Don’t feel like traveling? Never fear – there are plenty of fun summer activities that don’t even require leaving your house! Family game nights are a great way to have socially distant fun while getting to know each other better. Here is a list of the 20 best board games for families to get you started! You might also consider holding a backyard scavenger hunt for your little ones, or pitching a tent in your backyard and holding a backyard campout. Why not have a s’mores night while you’re at it?
Don’t forget the family movie nights! Because of the novel coronavirus pandemic, many movies are being released straight to streaming platforms like Disney Plus instead of going to the cinema. Here are 50 new shows and movies that are coming soon to Disney Plus, and here are 40 of the best movies for kids streaming on Netflix right now. If a family movie night doesn’t tickle your fancy, why not try a family dance party, or even host a family karaoke night?
Cooking and creating new things together is another great way to bond as a family. Why not make some real homemade ice cream in a bag or bake something fun together? You could also get a head start on making homemade Christmas ornaments together, or maybe consider making your own candles! If those ideas don’t suit your fancy, here are 30 other crafting projects to do as a family.
Have a Fun Virtual Summer
If you are looking for another safe and fun way to while away the summer hours, consider taking advantage of the many virtual experiences at your fingertips. Right now, the North Carolina Zoo is offering free educational zoo visits for those of us who miss the animals but aren’t ready to visit a zoo in-person quite yet. Don’t forget about our friends under the ocean, though – the Georgia Aquarium is offering livestreams of its animals.
Want another fun way to entertain the little ones? The Center for Puppetry Arts offers livestreamed performances on its Facebook page! If you’re looking for something a bit more high-minded, the Metropolitan Opera is offering free livestreams of nightly performances. Looking to get in shape after sheltering in place for the last few months? Planet Fitness is offering home work-ins this weekend!
Of course, those aren’t the only virtual family events that you and your family could enjoy this summer. Here is a list of the 51 best virtual family vacations you and your loved ones can take together in the remaining weeks of summer. And here is a list of other fun and educational experiences your kids can enjoy this coming week, all from the comfort of their home computer or iPad. Social distancing doesn’t mean that summer fun – or learning – has to stop for a moment.
As you can see, the Summer of 2020 might be drawing to a close, and back to school might be around the corner, but it doesn’t mean there isn’t plenty to see and do! Why not make the most of the remaining weeks of summer and give some of the above suggestions a try? You’ll be glad that you did!