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20 Things This Mom Is Planning to Do This Summer

Summer is not only here but it seems as though it's flying by! There is so much that I still want I'd to do with the family.

A black woman overlooking a lake with sailboats on it

Minneapolis is known for its 10,000+ lakes and I plan to hit up several as well as enjoy many other outdoor activities because old man winter will be here before we know it!

I don't like to using the term summer bucket list, because hey, I ain't going nowhere! But if you are looking for things to do this summer with your family, look no further. I've got you covered.

15 Things This Mom Is Planning to Do This Summer

1. Start and actually finish a book

2. Pack an outdoor meal and head to the park

3. Give myself a nice summer pedicure

4. Go on a bike ride with the hubby or kids

5. Buy fresh produce at the Farmer's Market

6. Walk at a lake at least once a week

7. Take in music at the lake or park

8. Put up a badminton set in the backyard and play a few rounds with the kids

9. Visit a waterpark

10. Eat ice cream at fancy Ice Cream shop

11. Try something new - a new restaurant, or activity

12. Take the kids to get fancy doughnuts

13. Visit Minnehaha Falls

14. Dine on a rooftop or patio

15. Head to Lake Minnetonka and dine at a waterfront restaurant

16. Take in a ballgame - either the MN Twins or Saints

17. Try Yoga in the park?

18. Visit the Rose Garden

19. Eat tons of food at the MN State Fair

20. Attend a Jazz festival, and other fairs and art shows

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What fun things do you have planned this summer?


  1. I love this list! In fact, I think I need to come up with my own! Thanks for the inspiration!

    1. Oh good! I hope you come up with something fun.

  2. Bike rides and badminton now that is a fun summer, enjoy!

  3. This summer I plan on making my first pair of shorts, making lots of ice cream (so far I've made two batches of ice cream 😀), read at least one book from PBS'S The Great American Read list , and just have lots of fun with my husband and kids.

  4. This is a great summertime checklist. I'm going to incorporate some of these into my summer activities.

  5. This is a good summer list. I went on a dope bike ride this summer. I don't have a real list, but we will be doing a lot of local things. Most making a lot of memories in our current home.

    1. Exactly! There's so much to do right in your own town.

  6. This is a great list! I need to modify it for my area and plan for some fun activities this summer!

  7. I've been wanting to go on a picnic date with my husband at a lake. I think it would be romantic, but we always tend to have our kids with us, so I may have to plan a family date instead.

    1. Hey, sometimes you have to make it a family day.

  8. Summer is such an amazing time, too bad that it's literally flying past. This is an amazing list i should definitely come up with mine. Everyone deserves a personal treat at summer.

    1. They sure do. Hope you come up with something fun.

  9. Sounds like fun things to do! I also want to finish an e-book and I want to eat at a fancy gelato spot!

  10. Great summer list! My summer list consist of reading, road trip, doing local things mainly around town, visiting new restaurants, etc.


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