It's never too late to start a summer bucket list. We've put together a few fun and easy activities for you to try before school is back in session.
Hike a Trail
Whether you’re a hiking beginner or a mountain goat, hiking is a classic summer activity that will brighten your mood, get you outside, and keep your blood pumping.
Here are some local options in Logan:
Here are some options in Provo:
Here are some options in St. George:
Check out AllTrails to find trails near you if you aren’t in Utah.
Summer was made for open fields and days at the park. Here are some go-to games for your family to enjoy on your next trip to the park.
- Kan Jam
- 4 Square/9 Square (save money and make it yourself with pvc pipes or find a permanent one at a park)
- Bottle Bash
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Tennis is a fun, free, active activity that anyone can try. It’s a perfect opportunity to wear that cute tennis skirt at the bottom of your drawer and experiment with a new hobby. All you need are tennis racquets, some tennis balls, and a group of friends.
Find nearby tennis courts and their amenities: https://www.globaltennisnetwork.com/tennis-courts/courts/city/242-logan-utah
- USU Courts (updated availability/scheduling, although courts are largely unreserved for the summer)
- High School Courts (a good option that is available almost anywhere)
Head over to First Dam, Bear Lake, or some other lake near you and set up camp for the day. Rent paddleboards, take a swim, or lay out on a towel with a good book. Here are some lake day essentials:
- Maui Babe Tanner
- Beach Towel
- Book/Podcast (check out the What to Listen to at the Gym Blog for a list of podcasts, self-help books, and upbeat playlists).
- Rent Paddleboards:
Mini golf is the perfect date night activity, and contrary to popular belief, you’re never too old for it.
Here are some spots to try near Logan:
Here are some spots near Provo:
Here are some spots near St. George:
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If you’ve never been disc golfing, now is your time. There are probably courses near you, and you don’t have to be a pro to try it out. If you’re in search of disc golf frisbees, look here. If you’re in search of locations in Logan, check out this website: https://cachevalleydiscgolf.com.
- Amalga Sugar Park
- Hyrum Salt Hollow Park
- Nibley Sunrise Meadows Park
- North Logan Elk Ridge Park
- Ridgeline High School
- Smithfield Heritage Park
Spontaneous Road Trip
If you’ve been waiting for a sign to hop in your car and change up your scenery, this is it. If you’re free this weekend, why not take the leap? Here are some fun locations in Utah (and Idaho) where you can take your next road trip.
- Idaho hot pots (here’s a list of 7 must-visit hot springs)
- Bear Lake
- Boulder Mountain
- Jackson Hole
Choose your favorite color and invite all of your friends to join you in a color party! Have everyone wear the selected color and bring one food item that is also that color. Make it a picnic outside for easy clean-up and little mess!
- Buttered Pasta
- Pesto Pasta
- Mint Chocolate Chip Ice Cream
- Fruit Punch
- Red Velvet Cake
Logan: The Gardeners’ Market takes place every Saturday until October 16th from 9:00 am to 1:00 pm. It takes place at the Historic Courthouse, 199 North Main, Logan Utah. Visit the website to find out more information: https://gardenersmarket.org/
Provo: The Provo Farmers Market is every Saturday until October 30th from 9:00 am to 2:00 pm. It takes place at Pioneer Park, 600 West Center Street. Visit the website to find out more information: https://www.provofarmersmarket.com/
St. George: The Downtown Farmers Market is every Saturday until October 30th from 9:00 am to 12:00 pm noon. It takes place in the parking lot at Ancestor Square at St.George Blv. and Main Street in Historic Downtown St. George. Visit the website to find out more information: https://greaterzion.com/events/downtown-farmers-market-2021/
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Play Pickle Ball
Pickleball is the new outdoor trend, and we're here for it! Whether you like morning matches or sunset singles, pickleball is the way to go. Grab your friends and hit the courts!
What is on your summer bucket list? Share with us in the comments!
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