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7 Ways to Have an Epic Summer with Your BFF

Have a fun-filled summer with this list of activities for you and your best friend! Whether you’re looking to travel or enjoy the summer sunshine, we have an epic list of things to do with friends. Your best friend is like family—someone you can talk to about anything. With such a special bond, you deserve to plan an incredible summer together and make unforgettable memories. This doesn’t mean you have to spend a fortune or plan an extravagant day. Any activity where you can laugh together is special. Check out these best friend activities for the ultimate summer vacation.​

Road trip to a new city.

Go on a fun adventure with your best friend to a city you’ve never visited. Road tripping gives you the freedom to explore, but on an affordable budget. Take in the beautiful views, karaoke to songs on the radio at the top of your lungs and feed each other snacks as you drive. Check out the city’s shopping area; visit a new restaurant; take funny pictures or a TikTok video. Before the day’s over, park at the top of a hill and watch the sunset. Summer days are gone before you know it. Make your best friend road trip one to remember.

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Visit a summer music festival.

Tick this one off your best friend bucket list and attend a summer music festival in your area. Dance and party to your favorite tunes with your ride-or-die BFF. A summer music festival has everything: sun, food, eclectic musicians, and a feel-good summer vibe with exciting energy. Rev up your summer and find a summer music festival near you!

Plan the perfect beach day.

Spend an epic beach day with your best friend this summer! We have you covered to make this the best day ever. Create a summer playlist on your phone and bring a cooler with snacks. Freeze a water bottle to use as an ice pack while suntanning. When it melts you have fresh, icy cold water to drink. Another summer beach hack: Freeze Kool-Aid into ice cubes and enjoy plain or drink with vodka in a reusable cup.

Bar and burger hop around town.

Pick your favorite rideshare app and hop around town to the best bars and burger places. What’s better than sampling the best local draft beer your state has to offer and not having to drive?

Workout with weights at the gym.

Want to get that toned summer bod? Working out with a best friend is the perfect way to stay motivated and healthy. Best friend workouts are also more fun. If you ride the struggle bus when it comes to pushing through a long workout, talking and joking with a friend makes everything feel easier. Grab brunch afterward as a reward for burning those calories.

Visit an amusement park.

When was the last time you rode a roller coaster or ate cotton candy? Summer is the perfect time to act like a silly kid and indulge your inner child! Go all out at the amusement park. Get soaking wet on the water rides. Play the carnival games to win a stuffed animal. Eat all the junk food. Splurge on a whole day of pure fun.

Attend a wine tasting.

Drinks with friends is always a good time! Find a wine tasting event at a local winery and sip the summer day away. Check out the winery’s event calendar to see if they are holding themed wine nights so you can choose your favorite. You can also host a wine party at your house! Just grab a few bottles of wine and create a simple charcuterie board. A wine tasting or wine party is a fun and classy way to spend time with your best friend this summer. Pour the rosé and enjoy a taste of summer.

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​Pride Gifts for All Your Loved Ones

Celebrate pride year-round with these thoughtful LGBTQ gifts for all your loved ones. Whether you want to send love to a romantic partner or show support to your gay best friend, these pride gifts say, “I love you and I’m proud of you.” Pride Month is an annual celebration in June, to commemorate the 1960 Stonewall Riots (also known as the Stonewall Uprising) in Greenwich Village, New York. These riots served as a catalyst for the gay rights movement in the United States. Today we celebrate activists’ efforts with Pride and embrace our authentic selves. This Pride Month, spread the love with fun and unique presents for all your loved ones! ​

Pride Gift List

​Hydro-Dipped Rainbow Shoes

Send them bright, rainbow vibes with handmade, custom shoes they can wear year-round! Hydro-dipping is a viral phenomenon and we can see why. This unique process turns your boring sneakers into a prism of colors. Just purchase their favorite pair of shoes in white and get dipping. Besides how cool they look, your gay bestie or partner will also appreciate the time and effort that went into making them! Rainbow gifts are especially perfect for all your LGBTQ friends.

Pride Month TikTok Video

Pride gifts don’t have to cost a thing! Show your loved ones how much you care by sending them a fun TikTok video they can play over and over. Get your friends involved and make a surprise video of love and support.

Book of Us®

Show your romantic partner how much you love them with the personalized Book of Us! This custom book is a unique, creative way to say, “I love you, now and always.” Customize this pride gift with your names, two illustrated characters that resemble you both, and loving messages. You can write about your love story on the back cover and even customize the book title—theme it to Pride Month with titles like “Happy Pride! 4 Years Together” or “I’m Proud to Love You.” Express your love and gratitude to a partner with a gift that shows all the ways you spend time together. Book of Us also supports the One Love Foundation, so you can feel good knowing your pride gift gives back!

Coming Out Support Package

For your friend who’s just come out, give him or her a care package of goodies that celebrates their big announcement. This gift basket could include: calming tea and bath salts (for those who need to de-stress after making such a huge life decision), an journal full of inspirational quotes, rainbow-colored candy, and a picture frame of you both—a constant reminder that you are proud to be their friend.

Meditative Yoga Class

Yoga is a series of empowering poses that takes you on a journey to self-love. Both meditative and strengthening, a yoga class guides you to find a peaceful relationship with your body—finding self-compassion and self-love. Pride Month is likewise a time to embrace your authentic self and to radiate your power and self-acceptance. This Pride gift is a joyful activity you can do together—even remotely if the class is online—bringing you even closer as friends or partners.

Rainbow Heart Cross-Stitch

Give them a gift from the heart with a cross-stitch hoop that beautifully displays a rainbow heart. Perfect for the home décor lover, this lasting gift can be hung on the wall or placed on a bedside table.

Rainbow Flower Bouquet and Glitter Cupcakes

Wish happy Pride to the LGBTQ person in your life with a colorful bouquet and edible sparkles! Arrange flowers in rainbow colors and tie the stems together with rainbow ribbon. Bake confetti cupcakes and add edible glitter to your frosting for a sparkalicious treat.

Pride Month is a time to show love and celebrate. Spread the love to your LGBTQ community with gifts from the heart. ​

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Resources:

https://www.history.com/topics/gay-rights/the-stonewall-riots ​