Summer is here, and while the longer days mean there’s more time to enjoy the outdoors, somehow the season always flies by before we’ve had a chance to fully take advantage of it. To help you make the most of this fleeting season, we’ve made you a bucket list of fun activities to do with your friends, family, or even solo, so that you can keep having fun in the sun all summer long.

We’re highlighting irresistible and delightful items and experiences that can help you fill the season with memorable moments — and they can all be yours in just a few clicks when you shop with Amazon Pay. From arts and culture to adventure and self-care, here’s how to have your most exciting and fulfilling summer yet.

1. Beach or pool? Go for a swimChappy Trunks Vineyard Vines

7 Inch Printed Chappy Trunks, Palm Flats Blue | vineyard vines

There are two types of people in the world: beach people and pool people. Pick your poison, but whichever one you choose, enhance your experience with these printed trunks from vineyard vines. The paragon of summer, vineyard vines’ printed shorts are a staple wherever you choose to spend your summer.

2. Pick up an old hobby — on wheelsMidnight Emma Sunglasses Blenders Eyewear

Midnight Emma Polarized Sunglasses, SciFi | Blenders Eyewear

Relive your glory days and pick up an old hobby like biking, learning skateboard tricks, or roller skating. Pair your new vintage pastime with a pair of retro frames from Blenders Eyewear. These sunglasses are made for summer, with their polarized lenses and colors inspired by sunsets over the water — and the romantic moments that go with them. 

3. Try a new water sport The One Piece LIVELY

The One Piece, Colorblock | LIVELY

Out with the old, in with the new — balance out your nostalgic hobbies with something you’ve never done before, like a cool water sport. Embrace your adventurous spirit with this cutout swimsuit from LIVELY. The design is functional and edgy, making it the perfect, bold choice to wear as you’re water skiing, snorkeling, or surfing.

4. Explore and experience artMonroe Rancher Fedora Gigi Pip

Monroe Rancher Fedora, Ivory | Gigi Pip

If you’re passionate about art, spend your summer invigorating your creative spirit, whether that’s going to museums or taking art classes. And with this stylish rancher fedora, you can show off your good taste everywhere you go. Monroe is the pinnacle of women’s Western hats, a timeless classic worth admiring, just like any good art piece.

5. Surprise your date with a gourmet dinner

Ribeye Snake River FarmsAmerican Wagyu Gold Grade Rolled Ribeye Caps, 2/4 oz. | Snake River Farms

While it’s exciting to go to dinner out while the weather is warm, occasionally bringing back the intimacy of a home-cooked meal is a great surprise for your date or loved one. Whip up a gourmet meal worthy of a restaurant with these rolled ribeye caps from Snake River Farms for the perfect — and satisfying — date night. To make the meal even better, shop at Snake River Farms this July to receive 15% off a purchase of $99 with Amazon Pay Deals.

6. Host a grilling get-together

Masterbuilt Gravity Grill BBQ GuysMasterbuilt Gravity Series 1050 Digital Charcoal Grill + Smoker | BBQGuys

If you’re overdue for a get-together with your friends, there’s no better time to host an outdoor party than when the weather is warm. Treat your loved ones to an efficient, luxury grilling experience with this digital grill and smoker that’s revolutionizing charcoal grilling. Portable and efficient, the grill can pair with your mobile device, so that you can receive notifications when your food is ready — promising a perfectly cooked steak every time. 

7. Take a stroll by the shore

Woven Tote Spartina 449Sienna Woven Tote | Spartina 449

This summer, why not actually take those long walks on the beach that everyone claims to love? Make a day of it and bring along everything you need in the Sienna Woven Tote from Spartina 449. The stylish crochet pattern is romantic and beautiful, while keeping everything you need safely and easily packed away.

8. Get away on a road trip

Silicon Placemat Busy BabyA Busy Baby Silicone Placemat | Busy Baby

It’s road trip season, and there’s nothing like getting to see great views from the road with the whole family. For those hitting the road with a baby, the Busy Baby Silicone Placemat is an ideal companion for mealtime or play on the go, whether you’re grabbing a bite at a rest stop or having a nice leisurely dinner in the lobby of your hotel. The durable and unique placemat will also keep your kid’s toys in place — and with its lightweight travel sleeve, it can easily be tossed in your diaper bag or purse while you’re on the go. 

9. Work out outside

Sunscreen Spray Blue LizardSport Mineral Sunscreen Spray | Blue Lizard Australian Sunscreen

No more makeshift workouts in your living room. Use the great outdoors as they were intended and take your workout — whether you’re running, lifting, or playing sports — outside. While you supercharge your workout with vitamin D, make sure to wear your sunscreen. The Sport Mineral Sunscreen Spray by Blue Lizard Australian Sunscreen is an untinted formula suited for all skin types to keep you protected even while you sweat.

10. Hike a new trail

Repellent Wristband PARAKITOMosquito Repellent Wristband, Dark Explorer | PARA’KITO

Beyond intense workouts, grab some friends to do something active like exploring the nature around you, or even taking a daylong hike. Embrace the elements and appreciate nature — but avoid pesky mosquitos with a Mosquito Repellent Wristband from PARA’KITO, one of the few stylish bug repellents. Wear this accessory on your wrist or ankle to keep pests away and look good while doing it.

Whether you choose to pack your summer with all these activities or just a few of them, what matters is that you enjoy them to the max. In the most relaxing season of the year, it’s important to not let yourself get tripped up by tedious everyday hassles. Use Amazon Pay for frictionless transactions and enjoy the security of a safe, easy buying experience. Spend your summer making memories with the people you love and making time for yourself — whatever the items on your bucket list may be.

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