Friday was the last day of school for many students. There are so many things to do in Orange County in the summer but when you run out of ideas and still have a few weeks before the kids go back to school, here are some of Lynda’s unique suggestions of things to do with them this summer:
5) Bike along the Balboa Peninsula path in Newport Beach
Cruise to Newport Beach with or without the bikes in the car (you can rent bikes for $10-$20 all day at the Peninsula)
Ride to The Wedge, bring a picnic lunch, eat on the pier at Ruby’s or move all the way up along the coast to Huntington Beach if you’re looking for something a little more vigorous. Hit the Balboa FunZone while you’re there!
4) Watch the sunrise at the beach
Get an early start and bring donuts, danishes, orange juice, hot chocolate, blankets and towels to enjoy the crisp air & peaceful atmosphere before the summertime crowds arrive. Parking’s a cinch!
3) Movie night in the backyard
Put a projection screen or white sheet up in the yard, bring beach chairs, blankets, towels to get comfy.
Turn it into a theme night: pick the movie and base the food around the movie and come up with an activity. For example, if the movie is Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs, serve spaghetti&meatballs and some of the other foods that are falling from the sky and have an activity where all the kids get up in front of the crowd and do their own weather forecast.
2) Camp in the backyard
Kids can go to the bathroom inside the house but everything else has to be done outside! Pitch tents in the yard and get the BBQ going, make s’mores, tell ghost stories or sing songs around a campfire, play board games like Yahtzee or Uno.
1) Water festival in the backyard
On an especially hot day, get some watermelon, lemonade, popsicles and set up some fun water activities!
Water balloon fights and toss, water guns, and slip ‘n slide racing are some of Lynda’s favorites.
As long as the activities take place on the grass, the drought won’t be negatively affected.