7 Activities to Do When the Summer Heat Is Too Hot

As Summer is coming to a close, you may have had enough of the heat. Have fun while staying indoors with some of these activities!

See a movie

Avoid the spoilers by being one of the first to watch a new film! Watching a movie at a movie theater can be a fun activity for date night, a family activity, or an outing with friends. Sitting on your couch watching a movie doesn’t compare to the movie theater experience, not to mention the movie theater popcorn!

Do crafts

There are plenty of locations that offer crafting classes for your kids and you as well! Attend a local kid-friendly crafting class where you can create art with your child. You can also go purchase art supplies and create something from home as well. Often times, you won’t even need to buy supplies; the materials you have at home can be pieced together into a fun craft. For an evening craft activity, check out a wine and painting class closest to you.

Go ice skating

Many people may forget that ice skating rinks are open in the summer! This makes it the perfect opportunity to go because you will not have to worry about dealing with a crowd!

Go bowling

Bowling is the perfect, inexpensive activity to do for some fun out of the house. People of all ages can have fun bowling so make the most of it!

Go to the aquarium

The aquarium is the perfect balance of fun and education for your kids. They get to learn about various sea creatures, all while having fun doing it! Plus, you get to have some quality bonding time with your children while you all have fun.

Play board games

Don’t spend a dime by staying in for game night. Play any of your favorite games for a whole night of fun. Turn it into family bonding time or invite a few friends over for some food and fun.

Tidy up your home

If you are really this bored, use some of your free time to clean your house. Although it may not be one of the most fun activities, you will feel very productive and clear of mind afterward. Start with easy locations such as your closet or kitchen with these simple tips!

Best Activities to do for Memorial Day Weekend

Get outside and spend some time with friends and family this Memorial Day weekend with these activities!

  1. Attend the National Memorial Day Parade

The National Memorial Day parade takes place in Washington D.C. on Memorial Day at 2 pm. This is the largest Memorial Day parade in the country, featuring marching bands, floats, performers, and veterans themselves all throughout our nation’s capital.

2. Visit Arlington National Cemetery

Get a group and volunteer to help lay flowers to honor hundreds of thousands of our servicemen and women’s graves.

3. Go to the beach

Enjoy your long weekend and take a trip to the beach! Have some fun outside in the sun, and get to enjoy some fireworks at the end of the day. 

4. Go to a local rooftop bar

Check out this list of the best rooftop bars in the country to see if there is one nearby you to visit.  Any outdoor restaurant or bar will make the holiday enjoyable.

5. Backyard BBQ

Spend Memorial Day with a classic holiday bar-b-que, grilling out with neighbors and friends.

6. Go to the pool

Memorial Day weekend kicks off the start of when all of the outdoor pools open up, so go put on a bathing suit and go to your local pool!

7. Play lawn games

Get the whole family outside and set up some lawn games.  Everyone from all ages will love lawn games like corn hole, horse shoes, spikeball, frisbee, football, kan jam, and so much more! 

Whether you’re out with friends or relaxing with family, Zippy Shell wishes you a happy Memorial Day weekend!  Contact us for any of your moving and storage needs!

Fall Activities

Try out one of these activities with the whole family on a nice fall day!

Apple picking

Go apple picking to get some of the freshest apples of the season.  Once you have all your apples at home, use them in a classic fall recipe, such as candy apples or apple pie.

Have a bonfire

Build a bonfire in your very own backyard using a fire pit or a safely dug out hole surrounded by stones or bricks.  Roast marshmallows or cook hot dogs and enjoy a cool night.


Don’t let the cold weather stop you from getting outside and exercising.  Enjoy the crisp fall air with a nice hike at your local hiking trail.


Hayrides can be a fun fall activity for anyone to enjoy.  Take your kids out for a fun day or have a date night with your significant other.

Make a holiday decoration

Using fallen leaves from your backyard you can create your very own holiday decoration.  Attach them to a circular ring to create a festive fall wreath to hang on your front door!

Go to a football game

Tailgate at your favorite football team’s game with friends then enjoy cheering them on at the game!

Make sangria

Spice up your typical sangria with cinnamon, apple slices, and/or caramel to turn your normal sangria into a festive drink!

Drive through fall leaves

As the leaves are changing color, go get a sight of them before they fall.  Take a drive down any local road that is full of large trees to get to see the beautiful fall leaves.