A Summer to Remember: 3 Unique Activities to Try Out This Season

When you think of summer, what usually comes to mind? A trip to the local swimming spot, perhaps an outdoor concert with friends and family, and/or enjoying the beautiful weather?  

Time to turn up the heat! This summer, we’re stepping outside of our comfort zone with these three unique activities that will surely make this a season to remember.  

 

Young man walking in the city neighbourhood.

Explore your city with the eyes of a tourist!

1. Be A Tourist in Your Own City

Whether you have lived in your city for one day or several years when was the last time you explored your own area with a fresh new lens? Put on your favourite walking shoes, grab a reusable bottle of water, keep your maps at bay, and choose to walk in whatever direction you haven’t previously. You will most likely encounter interesting experiences like a new boutique, restaurant, nature trails, or perhaps a surprise public event. Even better, post on your social media asking friends for recommendations for hidden gems. You’ll be delighted to find some new-to-you favourites!  

You can also save and share your journey through a travel log app like Polarsteps. Not only does it automatically track all routes and places you have visited, but you can also take location-tagged images that can be easily integrated and shared on your social media.   

Don’t feel like going alone? You can invite whoever you want, whether it’s a friend, family member, or a neighbour to your Skyline Living property. It could lead to engaging conversations, but it may also provide you with a fresh perspective of this city through another person’s eyes.  

 

Mature woman sitting at a table smiling and enjoying a cup of tea.

Disconnect from your life and observe the people and the world around you.

2. Go People Watching

Though many of us are usually focused on our inner world, it’s important to stay in touch with our local community too. Grab a delicious treat or drink at your nearest coffee shop, sit down, and watch the neighborhood pass by.  

Step outside of the usual distractions on your phone or daydreaming and pay close attention to your senses. Admire people’s various fashion styles, breathe in the fresh summer air, and listen to the city’s hustle and bustle. It’s a great way to disconnect for just a moment and appreciate what’s around you. If this is your first time, this Expert’s Guide to People Watching will put you on the right track. 

Or, if you can’t bear to disconnect, then gamify it with something fun like the Human Bingo game on your mobile device. 

Go a step further and consider inviting another solitary diner to sit with you while they eat and get to know someone new in your neighbourhood. This Ultimate Guide to Small Talk will get your conversations flowing naturally.

 

  

Woman potting plants.

Add a bit of colour to your summer and start up a new garden on your apartment balcony or patio.

 

3. Start A Garden

It’s never too late to dress up your apartment balcony or patio with a blooming container garden. 

Experience a fresh start to your morning as you take in the pleasant scents of lavender, grown by you! You can even save a couple of dollars by growing your own vegetables like cherry tomatoes, everbearing onion, or your favourite herbs like fresh mint leaves, basil, or cilantro (unless you’re genetically wired to for it tastes like soap. Seriously, that’s a thing!). Whether you are planning to grow flowers or vegetables, this Gardening Guide will surely come in handy, especially if you’ve never tested your green thumb before. 

 

How do you plan to make this summer an unforgettable one? Let us know by sharing your summer experiences on our social media. Tag your post with #SkylineLivingSummer and we’ll be sure to give you a shout-out. Happy summer!