Fun Ways to Spend a Rainy Summer Day
Like most college students, I have a summer job that I work most days of the week. On my few days off, I like to sit by a pool, read a book, and just relax. I also like going for walks, boating at a lake, and going to drive-in movies. All of my choice activities are outdoors activities because it’s summertime and summertime means sunshine and nice weather. But what do you do when it is chilly or rainy outside? Is your perfect summer day – or possibly your only day off from work this week – completely ruined? No, of course not! Here are some of my favorite indoors summer activities!
Go see a movie! I always feel guilty wasting a sunny day inside a dark theater. (Can you tell I’m a bit of sun worshiper?) But when it’s rainy outside, I have absolutely no qualms about sitting in a nice, air-conditioned theater and enjoying a flick; when I feel like treating myself, I even have some popcorn. Some popular movies this summer include Toy Story 3, Eclipse, and The Last Airbender.
Play indoor putt-putt. Most people assume miniature golf, or putt-putt, is an outdoor activity. However, I have seen many putt-putts that are indoors. The coolest ones have black lights, which, if I’m being completely honest, are cool no matter what you are doing.
Go to Celebration Station or Chuck E Cheese’s. These places were awesome when you were a kid, so who says they can’t be now? Grab a few friends, and have ski-ball tournaments or see who can sink the most baskets on the moving basketball game. If you are good enough, you might even end up with a stuffed animal or two.
Play board games. I’ve always been one of those people who say they are called “bored games” not board games. But there are so many new, fun games out there that you are sure to find something that interests you. My favorites include Catch Phrase, Clue, Jenga, and Dirty Minds. If you’ve got the iPad and a few iPhones, you can play a high-tech game of Scrabble.
Build a time capsule to remember your summer. You could put in movie ticket stubs, concert tickets, pictures, or whatever else reminds you of your summer. If you have just graduated, you could put in T-shirts, graduation announcements, or anything else from the past four years. Then, instead of burying it, hide it away in your attic or your parents’ attic and save it for another rainy day in the future, when you can take it out and reminisce.
Just because the weather is not perfect does not mean you can’t have a great summer day. If you have any other ideas for fun things to do on a rainy day, post them below!
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