Spring is all about getting a fresh start. Trees get leaves again, flowers start to bloom, and the weather finally begins to pick back up. It’s the perfect time to get outside and get active before the temperatures become unbearable.
Spend time outdoors
You’ve likely been locked up inside all winter trying to escape the cold temps, so the second the weather gets nice you should head outside. Go for a bike ride, explore the nearest national park, take a hike, or have a beach day.
It might seem like you have plenty of time to do those things over the next few months, but summer and its scorching temperatures tend to sneak up fast. Head outdoors before it’s too hot to bear.
Go to a farmer’s market or food festival
Several food festivals and farmers’ markets have been closed all winter long so join them when they start back up again.
You can browse a variety of goods and support small, local businesses while shopping for all the fresh fruits and vegetables that are in season and taste testing the year’s trendiest foods.
It’s called spring cleaning for a reason. The year might technically start in January, but springtime is the season of rejuvenation.
Get rid of the things you never touch, clean your living spaces, and put your organizational skills to good use.
Go to an art festival
There are art shows and festivals all over the place on spring weekends. It’s the perfect weather for leisurely walks through the local artists’ stand. The bright colors in the artwork will also help snap you out of any lingering winter blues.
See a play or movie outside
A few cities host their own take on Shakespeare in the Park or put on other outdoor productions. There are also drive-in movie theaters or organizations that hold movie nights.
Check out local event listings to plan the perfect night out.
Have a picnic
You don’t have to lay down the checkered blanket and carry wicker baskets, but getting all your friends together for a big outdoor lunch is a great way to kick off the season.
Go to a music festival
Summer tends to be when concerts and music festivals kick it into high gear, but quite a few of the big name festivals — including Ultra and Coachella — go down during the spring.
Stop to smell the roses
Literally. With flower festivals popping up and public gardens opening their gates, take some time to surround yourself with greenery and flowers. You can even hit up a local beer garden if flowers aren’t really your thing.