Summer is officially here – and that means it’s time to dust off the shorts and sandals, and kick back outdoors for a while. To help you reconnect with the outside world, here are nine great ways to have fun in the sun.

1.     Go for a walk. Stretch your legs, and take in the local greenery scenery.

2.     Have a picnic. Grab a friend or two and throw some snacks in a basket.

3.     Visit the water. Bring your beach chair down to the nearest lake or ocean.

4.     Get lost in the woods. Let your imagination run wild with a walk in the trees.

5.     Spend time in the park. Bring a blanket to the open meadow and lay back.

6.     Read outside. Take your favorite book out to the porch or backyard.

7.     Grow your garden. Dig deep – grab the gardening gloves and get busy.

8.     Play sunny games. Throw a Frisbee, a softball, or bop around a beach ball.

9.     Enjoy a cool drink. Try making your own sun tea or homemade lemonade.

Have fun, and don’t forget the sunscreen!