Summer isn’t just about the kids getting out of school. It’s important to plan a little adult style fun to balance out the multiple trips to the kids’ favorite theme park and G-rated movies. If you’ve forgotten how to plan fun that doesn’t revolve around the little ones, we’ve got you covered. We’ve put together a list of fun filled activities for the adults of your family to enjoy.
Play the Slots
Plan a trip to Casino Queen where you can sit down at some of the loosest slots in the country. You’ll have a grand old time playing the slots or any of the table games like craps, roulette and baccarat. When you’ve worked up a hunger head to one of Casino Queen’s awesome restaurant for a meal that will make you feel like you’ve hit the jackpot!
An Adult Day at the Zoo (July 24th)
The zoo isn’t just for the kids anymore. Join the St. Louis Zoo for Jammin’ at the Zoo presented by Macy’s. This 21+ event has all the music beer and wine you could ask for. Enjoy entertainment from 3 Pedross, Dirty Muggs and more. Tickets are free for members, and are only $10 for general admission.
Put on Some Cajun Music (July 12th-14th)
Head over to the Stone Hill Winery for a weekend of awesome Cajun music and dancing during Cajun Concert on the Hill. You’ll have a chance to here some traditional Cajun music with a band straight from Louisiana. You’ll also get the chance to learn some traditional Cajun dance moves, and eat some great food, and of course drink some great wine!
There is no better place to be this summer than Boston! With so many activities there is something for everyone, from the history-buff, to the outdoors-man (and woman), even the kiddos will have something to do in the city this summer. We’ve put together a few of our own suggestions for a great time in Boston.
Go Back In Time
This summer is the perfect time to hop in the time machine and travel back to the Revolutionary War, but if your time machine is broken, you can take a trip to the Tea Party Ships and Museum! You’ll get an immersive look at the American Revolution. You’ll meet colonists, explore the ships, and even dump tea into the harbor!
See It From the Water
Yeah, seeing the Charles River from the shore is pretty awesome, but you know what’s even cooler? Seeing Boston from the water. Check out Charles River Canoe & Kayak for great rentals that will get you on the water where you can have fun paddling down the Charles and getting a great view of the city!
Fishy Fun for the Family
Stop by the New England Aquarium this summer for some face time with the fish and other ocean animals. There are some great programs for kids and adults alike that will entertain and educate. Check out the events and exhibits. Head over to one of the touch areas of the aquarium to get your hands on sea stars, horseshoe crabs, and maybe even a shark.
A Park Like No Other
Take the whole family on a day trip up to Canobie Lake Park! Thrill seekers will love the rides and will want to hop right on the newest thrill ride, the Equinox, where they’ll be spun up around and upside down. If you want something a little more tame, there are plenty of classic rides like the Crazy Cups and Canobie Express ride that will be great for the whole family to enjoy.
Celebrating summer in the city of brotherly love means trying to find ways to beat the heat, and avoiding the summer slump. We know it can be a little tough to figure out what it is you want to spend your summer doing, so we’ve come up with a few things that we think are perfect to get into the spirit of summer.
Have an Adventure On the Water
If you’re seeking something high intensity that will challenge and excite you, then try out White Water Adventures Inc. With different levels of intensity, there is a whitewater rafting adventure waiting for everyone. Ditch any boring plans you may have had, and go on your adventure today!
Play When It Rains
Need an idea on where to take the kids when it starts to rain? Why not take a trip to the Please Touch Museum where the kids can play in an engaging world of make believe. This month, kids can meet the Berenstain Bears, and celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Easy Bake Oven.
American Glass Museum
Looking for an easy way to experience some amazing glass art without breaking the bank? Look no further than the WheatonArts and Cultural Center! Admission is FREE for the month of July with Wheaton Wide Open! On July 28th and 29th check out the Artists Market for some amazing works by local artists! For more events check here.
Break out the swimsuits and head to the beach! It’s summer in Miami – time for flip flops and sunglasses, and time to find some fun things to do while enjoying that summer sun.
Go On a Florida Safari
Take a day and head down to the Everglades Safari Park where you can get acquainted with Florida’s fascinating wildlife while riding along the river of grass in an airboat. You’ll learn things about the everglade ecosystem that you never knew before, and you’ll see some impressive wildlife all while on a one-of-a-kind tour.
Splashtacular Summer (Now – August 18th)
It’s summer and that means it’s time to check out the new summer show at the Miami Seaquarium. This summer you can witness acrobatic motorcycle stunts at the show “Sky Riders.” Watch motorcycles balance on cables then switch gears for some comedy with “Tony and his Comedy Trampoline.” After the show enjoy a day exploring the Seaquarium!
Go On a Speedboat Adventure
This summer is the time to see Miami in the most exciting way around! Hop on board the Thriller Miami for a fast paced tour on the water, where you’ll get to see breathtaking views of the Miami skyline from the water. You’ll be able to spot the homes of some of your favorite celebrities, and see more of Miami than you’ve ever seen before, during a true open-water experience.
Appreciate Some Art
Head over to the Museum of Art Fort Lauderdale this summer and get in touch with your creative side. Celebrate the deep roots of Florida’s artist culture with the film series “Rising Tide: A Story of Miami Artists” showing July 24th. Check out many of the other events this summer on their website.
Summer is here, and it’s time to use some of those vacation days that you’ve been hoarding. Ohio is filled with great destinations and activities that will liven up your summer. Why not take the time to see Ohio like you’ve never seen it before. Here are some of our picks for great destinations to get some summer fun in Ohio.
Cleveland Metroparks Zoo
Discover all the amazing animals and events at Cleveland Metroparks Zoo this summer. Don’t just hang out with the animals since there are plenty of great events happening at the zoo this summer. Check out the dinosaur exhibit and be transported back to prehistoric times when the T-rex was king. Looking for something more musical? Get tickets for Twilight at the Zoo, on August 2nd, a concert featuring 17 local bands as well as complimentary food and drinks!
Cleveland Segway Tours
Go see Cleveland like you never have before. Check out any of the awesome tours that take you through this diverse city by segway, by car, by bus, or by foot. Your tour guide, Carl Johnson, will take you to all of his favorite parts of the city. You’ll learn things you never knew even if you’ve lived here your whole life.
Safari From the Air
See the world like the birds do! Take a Wild Zipline Safari, where you’ll get a one-of-a-kind view of animals ranging from average to exotic. You’ll speed down 10 breathtaking ziplines as you traverse the 10,000 acres inhabited by some of the most amazing animals on the planet.
Get Your Rock ‘n Roll On
Head over to the Rock ‘n Roll Hall of Fame this summer and get caught up in the glamour and history of one of the greatest music movements. Check out some of the events for this summer like screenings of music documentaries and special talks. Don’t forget to check out the free summer concert series starting Wednesday July 17th, with the band Phosphorescent.
School is out and it’s officially time for some summer fun. There’s no better place to get into the swing of summer than Vermont. With plenty of activities that will get you into the great outdoors this summer, it can get a little overwhelming to try and plan awesome summer memories. We’re here to help with our picks for great summer activities in Vermont!
See Nature From the Air
Smuggler’s Notch isn’t just for skiing. This summer you can take in all the scenic views of the mountain with an Arbortrek Canopy Tour Adventure. Zipline through nature and learn a thing or two at the same time. It’s been acclaimed on TV and has been named “Best of New England 2012″ by Yankee Magazine, so it gets our stamp of approval too.
Have a Summer Adventure
Cool off on a water slide, or play a round of mini golf. There are even space bikes for you to enjoy all at Bromley Mountain this summer. Take the family and check out the aerial adventure park where you can swing on ropes and challenge yourself on New England’s longest zip rider! Insider tip: they have special prices if you book tickets online.
Take it Easy
Looking for something that’s a little more low key, but will still keep the kids interested? Head over to the Retreat Petting Farm and Nature Trails. You can take a scenic walk down one of the trails, then head over to the petting farm where kids can get up close and personal with a bunch of lovable farm animals. One of the newest trails is the Woodlands Interpretive Trail, which includes an MP3 podcast that points out points of interest while you walk.
Sure, pools are nice, but why not get into nature’s swimming pool instead. Take a trip to Grafton Ponds Outdoor Center, where you can go swimming, canoeing and hiking. The kids will have a great time in the water, and it’s a great way to get out of the house while keeping cool this summer. Bring along your bikes and go riding on one of the awesome trails.
It’s time to enjoy some fun in the sun in Palm Beach. There’s plenty of things to do in Florida, and we know it can get overwhelming and confusing when trying to narrow it down. We’re here to save the day with our list of great summer spots to help you get out of the house and get on with enjoying your summer.
Shop Til You Drop
Embrace your inner shopaholic this summer and head over to the PGA Commons. You’ll find great shops and galleries that are all worth exploring. When you need to recharge from shopping stop by one of the great outdoor restaurants for a drink and a bite to eat.
Practice Your Swing
The summer season means blue skies and ideal weather conditions for golfers. Get into the swing of things at Palm Beach National Golf Club. Palm Beach National Golf Club offers a fun and friendly golf outing for members and visitors alike. With multiple tee markers, it’s a great place for golfers of all skill sets, whether you’re looking for an easy 18 holes or a challenging day on the green.
There’s nothing worse than when kids have to spend a summer day indoors because of rain. Get the kids excited on a rainy day and take them to Planet Air Sports for an awesome indoor adventure with rock climbing, a ropes course and giant trampolines! The kids will love it and you’ll be the hero of the day for defeating the rainy day blues.
Escape the Heat
Take the whole family to Florida’s biggest water park: Rapids Water Park. This is the perfect thing to cool off on those scorching summer days. Go for a relaxing ride along the Lazy River or a wild ride on the Flowrider. It’s the perfect way to make sure your kids have the coolest summer ever.
Get away from the ordinary this summer and do something extraordinary! New Hampshire is full of adventurous activities that will keep you cool while making this a summer to remember. We’ve put together a list of our picks for perfect summer fun in New Hampshire.
Make a Splash (Opening Day is June 15th)
Get ready for some wet and wild fun at Funtown Splashtown USA! Hang out on the amusement park style rides, or test your skill at one of the many games over at Funtown! If it starts getting hot, head over to Splashtown to cool off on one of the water slides or take a dip in one of the pools. Grab tickets now and get ready for some serious summer fun.
A Whale of a Waterpark
Get the whole family on a great waterpark adventure when you take them to Whale’s Tale Waterpark. Kids will love the water slides, and there are plenty of less adrenaline inducing attractions for those looking for a more relaxing time at the park. Kids and adults of all ages will find a fun time that will keep them cool during the summer heat.
Have Fun Monkeying Around
If you’re looking for something a bit out of the ordinary that is sure to give you a memorable adventure, then Monkey Trunks is the place for you! You’ll get to climb through rope obstacles and navigate your way to the top of the high ropes course before taking a fast and fun zipline. There are challenges for all age groups so everyone can have an adventure this summer!
Catch Some Ayr
Mountain Bikers and those that like to try the latest tricks will love a trip to Highland Mountain Bike Park. With plenty of trails and professional trick ramps that vary in degrees of difficulty, there are plenty of opportunities for some awesome bike tricks. Never done bike tricks before? No problem! Check out the Highland Training center for a chance to learn some new skills and practice them on ramps with the safety of a giant foam pit. If you’re feeling really daring, head down one of the big jumps and onto the Red Bull Ayr Bag.
It’s time to celebrate summer! With kids getting out of school and warm weather on the rise, the Connecticut and Rhode Island area is the perfect place to get into some summer fun. We’ve come up with our list of great summertime activities that will make sure you have a summer to remember.
Mystic Blues Fest (June 28th-30th)
Experience the roots of Rock n’ Roll, with the Mystic Blues Fest. You’ll be treated to some amazing performances by artists from across the blues genre including Grammy Award Winners, Rock n’ Roll Hall of Fame inductees and more. Get tickets here to catch this amazing festival while you can!
Fun on the Beach
Looking for some great family oriented fun? We’ve got you covered! Check out Ocean Beach Park in New London, Connecticut for some fun in the sun and sand. There are plenty of great events at the beach this summer including cruise nights, classic car shows magic shows and even beach blanket movie nights, plus all of the fun you can have at the beach and boardwalk. Check out their list of summer events and get to the beach!
Have an Island Adventure
Want a great outdoor adventure the whole family can enjoy? Hop on the Block Island Express and make your way to Block Island for the day! Bring your bike and ride around some of the most scenic views in Rhode Island, or rent a moped for some extra fun! There’s plenty of shopping and free sandy beaches to explore at this great summer getaway!
Go Dino Crazy
Everyone loves dinosaurs! This summer you can take a trip back in time to when dinosaurs roamed the earth. The Dinosaur Place at Nature’s Art Village is the perfect place to bring the kids for a day of prehistoric fun and maybe some learning, too. Dig for dino fossils, take a hike on one of the many nature trails, or play in the dinosaur-themed water area!
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