Fun in the Sun: Activities for Summer in San Antonio

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Summer is the happiest time for those who love the heat of the sun in San Antonio, TX. A lot of people go to the beach or the lake to swim, to play some sports, or simply to achieve a nice tanned skin. If you’re searching for some family-friendly activities to keep the kids preoccupied during the summer season, consider some of these options—these are also well-suited to help adults stay fit and active.

Summer Sports Activities

Summer sports like baseball, tennis, and volleyball are always fun for all ages. You don’t have to enroll in an official team or competition (although that’s fine too!); you can just play these sports for fun at your local ballpark or rec center. If you’ve never done any summer sports before, make this the year you learn. Sign up for lessons and learn a new skill while getting fit.

Additionally, from Frisbee to horseshoes, lawn games are a time-honored way for people to “take exercise.” You might even be able to get the neighborhood involved in a friendly competition. Here are some of the more popular lawn games: badminton, horseshoes, frisbee, corn hole, and croquet.

You can also enjoy roller blading on any warm summer evening. If you don’t have that kind of skate-friendly surroundings, go to a track or park. Meet up with friends to keep it fun, and it won’t feel so much like exercise. Consider pads and other gear for optimal safety and comfort.

Outdoor Activities

Outdoor water fun is definitely a summer thing. Depending on the activity, it can be an inexpensive activity to get started with, and whole families can participate. The most basic way to enjoy water in the summer is to find a pool and go swimming. Not a swimmer? Then enroll in water aerobics classes, or use a kick-board to navigate the pool. Here are some other water fun activities for the summer: jet skiing, water skiing, rafting and kayaking and canoeing.

Mountain climbing and hiking are also best conducted during the summer. It will be easier to climb steep slopes and paths when the ground is dry. You will hardly feel the heat because you will be surrounded by trees. If the youth group chooses to do this activity, they must see to it that a guide is present to ensure the group’s safety.

Do you have a stable nearby where you can pay for a ride? Or perhaps you’d like to take up horseback riding lessons. No matter how you choose to get on a horse, it’s a fun activity that can strengthen core muscles and burn calories. Just make sure you stick with your experience level, and have a guide with you.

Or, do you normally hire someone to do your yard work? How about gardening—if you don’t have a garden, why not start one this year? Kids love to get involved and dig around in the dirt. Not to mentioned, gardening can really burn some calories and strengthen muscles. Digging, mowing, trimming, hoeing and so forth all provide a decent workout.

No matter what you decide to do this summer, just be sure to get active and most importantly, have fun!

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