Don't let the final days of Summer pass you by! We partnered with Starbucks® Teavana® Shaken Iced Teas to show you a few ways you can carpe diem and make this Summer the best one yet.
Instead of sticking with the basics for the last few days of Summer, make the most of the warm days and nights, and shake things up. Sure, your time is precious and downtime is fleeting, but putting a spin on your regular routine makes the most of your last few Summer days.
Sure, lounging by the pool is relaxing, but going tubing or canoeing with a group of friends creates awesome Summer memories.
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Check Out a Live Concert
festival season, which means just about every town has some sort of music event to attend. Slather on the sunblock, and head outdoors for some great tunes. It sure beats listening through your earbuds!
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Make Ice Cream
Ice cream is a Summer staple, but instead of picking up your favorite flavor at the grocery store, learn how to
make your own. Once you master the easy process, you can make ice cream whenever you have a craving, which is totally convenient.
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See an Outdoor Play
Instead of sitting in a dark theater catching the latest release, enjoy an outdoor play. You'll support community theater and potentially catch a classic act you've never seen before.
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Go Wine Tasting
If a chilled glass of wine is your Summer drink, go wine tasting to learn more about your favorite beverage. Ask lots of questions, and make sure to buy a few bottles to enjoy at home.
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Camp in the Backyard
No need to book a campsite: just pop a tent in your backyard — or even your living room — for a night of Summer fun. Ditch your phone and gadgets for a quiet evening connecting with nature and your loved ones.
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Pick Your Own Flowers
Sure, you can pick up fresh flowers from your local market, but picking your own is a lovely way to make a memorable bouquet. And this goes for fresh fruits and vegetables, too! Check for farms in your area that allow you to pick your own, and make a day trip out of it.
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You know that park or beach you love going to? They probably rely on volunteers to keep it clean. Contact your local town hall to find out how to help out, and make your next visit even more special, knowing you helped maintain the natural beauty.
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Be a Tourist For the Day
Turn your hometown into the most interesting place ever, and spend a day being a tourist. It's a fun way to check out things you don't usually make time for and be a little adventurous. Take lots of pictures documenting the day, reminding yourself why where you live is awesome.
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