One of the good things about living in the south is the warm weather. Growing up in the Chicago area, it seemed like the summer was cut way too short with cool late spring temperatures and cool early fall temperatures. At times, it seemed like you only get a few weeks to enjoy being outside (yes I still miss summers in Chicago!) and tackle your summer bucket list. I remember having jam-packed weekends to fit in all the activities to enjoy being outside.
The first day of fall is September 22nd. Usually, the Atlanta weather is relatively warm into September and even early October, so you still have the opportunity to enjoy some of your summer activities. In case you are not ready to start having pumpkin spice lattes just yet, here are some ideas for an end-of-summer bucket list.
If you enjoy summer nights, venture outside. Whether it’s in your backyard or even your front porch, set up a cozy spot with a tent, sleeping bags, pillows, and blankets to have a night underneath the stars. Even if you do not enjoy the entire night outside, enjoy some quality family time sharing stories and laughs, and appreciating each other’s company.
One of our favorite family activities is to enjoy a family dinner outside. Whether it’s at home on our deck or at one of our favorite restaurants, dining al fresco is so much fun. As we’re still facing the effects of Covid-19, lots of restaurants have outside options. You can make it a family affair by patio dining, or have a date night on a rooftop bar. If you forgot a sweater at home, it’s ok. Lots of restaurants have outdoor heaters in case the evenings turn a bit chilly.
Visit a Local Farmer’s Market
If you haven’t had a chance to visit the Alpharetta Farmers Market, you still have time. Start your Saturday morning with a visit to downtown Alpharetta to check out fresh produce, baked goods, jewelry, plants, and other items. It’s a great way to support Georgia business owners and have a good time.
Enjoy an Ice Cream Cone
Sure, you can enjoy ice cream all year, but there is something about enjoying ice cream during the summer that makes it so much sweeter. If you missed celebrating National Ice Cream Day on July 17th, it’s cool (literally!). Enjoy a visit to your local ice cream spot. Check out the recommendations from Christine, our fellow Atlanta Mom blogger, for a guide for Atlanta’s favorite ice cream spots.
I hope this list motivates you to enjoy the end of the summer. Whatever you choose, make the most of the rest of your summer.
What do you have on your end-of-summer bucket list?