Enjoy the Last Days of Summer in Style

Sat, Aug 11, 2018 at 5:20PM

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Many Central Florida residents and visitors view the area as one of “endless summer.” Of course, the season officially comes to a close on September 22. Despite the sun and favorable climate, the days are already getting shorter and cooler temperatures are just around the corner.

However, summer’s end doesn’t have to mean the end of outdoor enjoyment. Instead, there are plenty of opportunities to soak up the last days of vacation. Discover how you can make lasting family memories with these suggestions:

Back to School Month

Central Florida students are back in the classroom, and youth across the nation will be returning to school soon. Still, there are enjoyable and educational ways to get kids ready for another season of learning abound.

That includes coupling outside time with reading a favorite book. Youth will appreciate the joy of reading while getting back into the “mode” of comprehension and memory retention. You might also choose to host a sleepover with your child’s classmates. This is a great way for kids to get to know each other.

Crafts are also a novel method to get kids excited about a new academic year. Help them make interesting clothes they can wear to school. That includes tie-dye, duct tape fashion, and more.

Family Fun Month

One of the benefits of living in Central Florida is convenient access to world-class attractions. Beyond fun, these excursions can be used as material for school reports and presentations. Even a simple day at the beach could create an important family bonding opportunity.

Many parents save a special activity for the last days of summer. This could be backyard camping, visiting a favorite theme park, or other ideas. Once the end of year holidays approach and a new year gets closer, it’s likely that everyone in the family will become busier. That might make logging quality time with the family more difficult. 

Labor Day Celebration

Viewed by many people across the country as the “last blast” of summer, Labor Day is the perfect time to host a barbecue or block party. You could also schedule a family nature walk or picnic by the lake.

Beat the summertime heat by seeing a movie at a local theater. Following the film, have kids discuss what they liked most, and learn their other thoughts. Not only is this a great way to spend more time together as a family, you’ll help youth articulate their sentiments. That’s an essential skill they’ll need for the coming school year. 

End of Summer Fun

Along with the mentioned ideas, there are many other ways you can maximize the last days of summer. Some families schedule a road trip or staycation. Others assist anxious children by scheduling a school visit as a sort of “preview.”

Another great option is gathering the whole crew for a relaxing two-hour cruise along the picturesque Intracoastal waterway. When you book with The Manatee, young and old alike will get a fascinating experience to remember. Our craft features spacious seating, a sundeck and on-board restroom, plus snacks and drinks available. It’s everything you need for a peaceful voyage on a scenic 25-mile stretch of a tranquil water.

Plus, the cruise is a great place to spot native wildlife and vegetation. It’s not uncommon to see dolphins, sandhill cranes, and other interesting animals from the comfort of your seat. Say “so long” to summer in style. Contact us today to reserve your family’s spot.


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