5 Things to Look Forward to This Summer (Despite Quarantine)

Live Sports Have Started Back Up Again

Live sports have been put on hold since mid-March, but just recently the Major League Baseball (MLB) season has begun. Sports fans all over the United States are looking forward to the cautious return of live sports broadcasts. While it’ll be some time before fans can return to stadiums, most are grateful for the progress. Following the MLB’s example, the National Football League is gearing up for their season by starting their training camps as well. It’s yet to be known whether the NFL season will proceed as planned in September. 

State And National Parks Are Opening

Hiking, kayaking, and camping are all options that are being taken advantage of this summer. The warm weather is perfect for a day trip or even an overnight backpacking trip through nature. Instead of visiting the more well-known camping destinations, look for places that are off the beaten path to avoid crowds. Social distancing in the forest isn’t hard, but as more people flock to nature, you’ll want to take the proper precautions in case there are others close by. 

Park Picnics Which Are So In

Not much of a hiking person? You can still enjoy the warm summer sun and nature’s benefits by heading to a nearby park or lake for a picnic. Bring some cold watermelon, sparkling water, a few sandwiches and a picnic basket, and you’ve got a good time ahead. Packing a picnic has never been more appealing than it is now, and it’s a great way to relieve some of the stress that comes with quarantine. It’s also safer to have socially-distance gatherings outside, so if you’re missing your friends, you might even consider having picnics 6 feet apart. 

Outdoor Dining That Gives A Taste of Europe

If you’re in a place where outdoor dining is open, you’re in luck. This is your opportunity to experience a bit of the classic European outdoor cafe experience. Many cities are blocking off streets from car traffic, giving restaurants space to set up chairs and tables on the streets. You may not be able to visit Europe this summer, but you can enjoy the patio seating with a hot cappuccino and a fresh pastry. It’s safer than indoor dining and much more chic. 

Fresh Produce At Farmers Markets

Most farmers markets are in full swing this summer, albeit with certain restrictions on distancing and also the  handling of fresh produce. You can enjoy fresh fruits and vegetables at the peak of their season, limiting your potential exposure to indoor grocery stores as well. Summers come with pies, sweet teas, cold fruit, sangrias and more. Swing by your local farmers market to support the community while getting your fix. 

Is there anything you’re looking forward to this summer? Drop a comment in our comment section to let us know! 


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