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Have a Blast This Summer with These 9 Fun Day Trip Ideas

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Growing up entails taking on more responsibilities and commitments, and that can sometimes be a barrier to us having enough time to rest and relax. Gone are the days when as children, school breaks meant weeks of uninterrupted free time where the hardest thing to decide on was just how you were going to spend it.

Nevertheless, it’s important to remember that breaks do not necessarily have to be long or in another country. The key here is spending quality time on yourself, and that can be done in just a couple of hours. It’s understandable that not everyone will have time to go somewhere for a longer period, so we’ve taken the liberty of coming up with our top summer day trip suggestions for you:   

Go for a Camping Trip

Certain activities are easier to plan and organize quickly, and an overnight camping trip is one of them. You’ll need a backpack, a tent, and a sleeping bag and you’re ready. Of course, there’s also the question of food supplies and other necessities, but you can always drop by somewhere along the way to your camping grounds to stock up.

Suggestion: Camp Jubilee

Location: Orlomah Beach, North Vancouver, BC V7G 2S4

Visit a Museum

Since admission is usually free or kept to a minimum, it isn’t hard to imagine actually spending an entire day indoors in cool air conditioning. Sure, it isn’t an outdoor activity, but who says you need to be outdoors to enjoy the summer? There are usually interesting exhibits on display at any time, and if this is something you’re keen to explore, go right ahead.

Suggestion: Museum of Vancouver

Location: 1100 Chestnut Street, Vancouver, BC V6J 3J9

Opening Hours: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. (Sun to Weds), 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. (Thurs), 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. (Fri & Sat)


Plan an Excursion in the Mountains 

Unlike other types of sports and physical activities, hiking is something that everyone can truly enjoy. Of course, if you’re not entirely confident about hiking on your own for the first time, you can always invite someone more experienced to come along. Just remember to invest in a pair of shoes with good grip and bring along a small water bottle and some light snacks to munch on.

Suggestion: St. Mark’s Summit @ Cypress Provincial Park

Distance: 11 km

Go to the Water Park

Although you can still head over to the beach, you’ll be missing out on the many water slides and water amusements available in water parks. It’s one of the summer’s most inexpensive activities, and it’s great fun for everyone. If getting wet isn’t your idea of an enjoyable activity, you can also spend your time basking in the sun and taking in a good book.

Suggestion: Big Splash Water Park

Location: 4775 Nulelum Way, Tsawwassen, BC V4M 4G9


Enjoy a Summer Outdoor Concert

One of the best things about summer is the many opportunities for outdoor activities, which probably explains why outdoor concerts are so popular. There’s usually plenty of free concerts to choose from, so just pack a picnic basket, invite some friends to hang out with, and get ready to enjoy the night with the performing artists on stage.

Suggestion: PNE Summer Night Concerts @ PNE Amphitheatre

Location: 2901 E Hastings St, Vancouver, BC V5K 5J1


Check Out a Pick-Your-Own Farm

Unless you own a farm, most of us are likely to get our produce from supermarkets and farmer’s market. It’s a convenient and time saving effort, but there’s still something intrinsically satisfying and rewarding about being able to pick your own produce. At a pick-your-own farm, you’ll literally be able to enjoy the fruits of your harvest.  

Suggestion: Surrey Farms

Location: 5180 152 St, Surrey, BC V3S 0L2

Opening Hours: 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. (Daily)


Go to the Zoo

Zoos aren’t just for kids. In fact, it’s a great place for all ages to enjoy and explore, and if it’s been a long time since you’ve visited one, now’s your chance to do so. Of course, it’s a popular summer activity for families, so if you’re not keen on squeezing in with everyone else, you should consider paying them a visit on weekdays instead.

Suggestion: Greater Vancouver Zoo

Location: 5048 264 St, Aldergrove, BC V4W 1N7

Opening Hours: 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. (Daily)


Go to the Local Library

Libraries house more than just books these days. In fact, you’ll be surprised at just how many multimedia resources you’ll get to enjoy in indoor air conditioning. From audio books and e-books to DVDs and free programs, there are tons that you can do here to occupy your time for an entire summer day.

Suggestion: Vancouver Central Library

Location: 350 West Georgia Street, Vancouver, BC V6B 6B1

Opening Hours: 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. (Mon to Thurs), 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. (Fri & Sat), 11 p.m. to 6 p.m. (Sun)

Attend a Wine Tasting Session

Wine tastes good on its own whether you drink it outdoors or indoors, but when you have such perfect summer weather heading your way, it’ll be a waste to coop yourself up. Some wineries offer free wine tasting sessions on certain days, so if that’s something you’re keen on, just give them a call and start marking down your calendar.

Suggestion: Vancouver Urban Winery

Location: 55 Dunlevy Ave, Vancouver, BC V6A 3A3


We understand the importance of having enough time to relax and have fun, so if you’re looking to enjoy your summer to the fullest, you can rely on our Vancouver car service. You can rest assured that the comfort and safety of all our customers is always our Number One priority, so don’t hesitate to reach out to us today to start your fabulous journey. Whether you need transportation solutions for corporate, personal, or leisure, when you choose our Whistler limo rental you will enjoy a safe, comfortable, and pleasant trip to your destination. 

Posted on Jun 12 2019

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