With the ice melting and little buds starting to form on the trees, spring has a natural tendency to push us outside. After a long, cold winter holed up in the house, getting some fresh air never feels any better. Here are four ideas for outdoor entertainment to keep you and your family entertained this spring.
Take a Hike
Sometimes, the winter makes us feel like our legs have stopped working. Being stuck inside day after day leaves us feeling cramped. Once the nasty weather breaks, nothing is as nice is a hike to stretch out those underused legs.
Hiking is a great option because it allows you to appreciate nature, breath in some fresh air, and get exercise. And no matter where you live, you are sure to have some natural beauty nearby. Getting out of the city and the town lets you experience the spring in all its natural splendor. From streams, rivers, waterfronts, and mountains, there are so many places just begging to be explored.
Go Walking or Jogging
One of the best things about spring is that it gives us more opportunities for exercise. While cooped up inside for the winter, forcing yourself to do sit ups or push-ups in the living room can be a serious drag. Going for a run in the fresh springtime air, on the other hand, is a truly enjoyable activity. It’s also easily made a social experience, perfect for the whole family or a group of friends.
Running and hiking are great ways to get outside for a bit, but if you want a more comprehensive experience then camping is the way to go. Sleeping in a tent outside allows you to connect in nature in a truly memorable way.
Camping in the spring can be especially amazing because popular campgrounds are often less crowded, meaning your experience will be a genuine outdoor adventure. Just be sure to bring plenty of blankets and warm clothes, because the nights can often get cold.
Have a Barbecue
For an outdoor experience closer to home, fire up the grill and invite friends and family for a good old fashion barbecue. There’s no better way to welcome spring than with burgers and dogs served up right on your patio, and you’ll leave your guests wanting to come back for more all summer long.
These are just four of the many entertainment options for you and your family this spring.