Summer Fun: Places to Go

Be ready for summer days and the summer daze. Brainstorm a list of fun places to go with your kids.

summer fun places to go

We’ve got a week and a half of school left. Then, I’m ready to switch gears and start our summer routine. We’ve got some fun things planned, including hanging out with our neighbors and getting to know San Diego a little bit better.

I’ve printed out our Summer To Do lists as well as Summer Fun Journals for the kids. Those, in addition to the Summer Survival Guide, will serve us well in the coming months. This morning I sat down with my tweens and planned out a breakfast and lunch schedule.

Having a few plans for summer will help us not drift too far from routine and stability, but still make the most of the vacation time.

As part of the Summer Fun series, I’ll be posting several different printables and projects each week to help you spice up the routine at your house this vacation.

Routine for us means getting out of the house two to three times a week as well as having several veg days to just lie around and read or play games or whatever…. We save weekends to spend with Papa, usually with one outing and one day of projects.

And somedays, I’m just stumped for a new and creative plan.

places to go checklist

Today print off a checklist of fun places to go. There are two pages: one pre-filled and an empty one. You can use mine to get you going or start generating ideas with your kids on the fillable page.

If you have a list of places you know you want to explore, you’ll have a back-up plan whenever you need one. No more “what should we do today?”

Where will YOU go this summer?

DIY-on-a-DIME-summer-fun-125This post is part of the DIY on a Dime: Summer Fun series. For more ideas on how to enjoy the summer holidays on a budget, check out the list.

I know what we’re gonna do this summer.

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  1. My younger girls have two weeks to go, my teen daughter has been on sick leave for months, and my 18 yo son will be busy until the end of the year, so I’m not sure when our summer will begin. But I do want to be more intentional about it this year and make sure we make memories. Thanks for reminding me about that over and over! :)

  2. Thank you so much for this. I swear my brain is not functioning at full capacity this summer. Maybe it is because the weather has been so awful (we had snow on Saturday). This makes our summer easy to plan! We will shoot for two a week. You rescued me once again!

    • Jessica Fisher says:

      SNOW?! Oh my.

      • Snow-two inches of heavy wet snow! It was all gone in a matter of hours, but still, when it is almost June, you think you are safe. Apparently, here in New Hampshire, anything goes!

  3. Kelly Hess says:

    We’ve made a Summer Fun List and have it posted in the kitchen where everyone can see it! I think it is a great way to hold us parents accountable to check off items on that list. I hate it when it gets to August and I feel like we didn’t do anything the kids wanted to do that summer!

  4. Great printable. Thanks for sharing this.

  5. Julie H says:

    Now that the kids are getting older, it’s hard to find things that are FUN and FREE! We have our usual spots….the library, area splash pads, parks….but I wish the local museums/aquariums ran a combo deal for a summer fun pass. We had a zoo pass and pool pass last year but we had to cut our expenses this summer and the kids are getting bored and I’m running out of ideas…lol. We have a camping trip coming up so we’re all looking forward to that.

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