Let’s celebrate the first day of summer! But wait, you say, today is only the 20th. At Limelight Deals, we think it’s fine to celebrate the return of our favorite season a day early.
We all remember the old days – sleeping in and waking up just in time to watch The Price is Right each morning, but now it’s time to ignite your summer with activity. You can still have lazy days, but don’t ignore all the opportunities you have to get up and go this summer.
So slip on your sandals and slather on the sunscreen, because today we have:
Seven “Summer in Southern Oregon” Suggestions:
- Take a Hike
Whether you’re an amateur or seasoned pro, hiking is for everyone. You can experience Southern Oregon’s beautiful landscape while getting fresh air and exercise. Tour the Table Rocks or explore Pilot Rock. It’s fun to hike with your family or a group of friends, and Southern Oregon’s scenery makes every trip unforgettable.
- Art and Culture
The Oregon Shakespeare Festival has a diverse offering of shows each year, and 2014 is no different. Attend a show (or two, or three) and become invested in the lives of the characters. For instance, A Wrinkle in Time can catapult you across space and time, or you can learn about the dreams of your favorite fairytale characters by venturing Into the Woods. There’s no limit to the places you can see and the characters you’ll meet when you go to the Oregon Shakespeare Festival.
- Play Ball!
Ah, it’s the old ball game. Root for the home team while eating ballpark hot dogs and peanuts. And you’re having so much fun you may not care if you ever get back to your chore list. You’re wrapped up in the game and camaraderie, and loving every minute. Cheer on your local team (Go Rogues!) or start a game in your backyard with friends.
- Water Adventures
If you like the water, you’ll love jet boats, kayaking, swimming, and rafting. This summer, try all sorts of exhilarating water sports. There’s nothing like feeling the wind and water all around you. And, water activities are a great way to enjoy the outdoors while staying cool.
- Zip line
Yep, you read that right. We have the perfect activity for adrenaline junkies of all ages. You’ll zip and dip your way through beautiful Southern Oregon and see the sights like you never have before – with a bird’s eye view! A zip line tour is fun for everyone and an activity no one will forget.
- Annual Fishing Derby
The Fishing Derby has been a staple of Southern Oregon summers since 1998. Every year there’s something for everyone, whether your kids are fishing for the first time or you’ve fished all your life. There are even cash prizes! No summer is complete without the Fishing Derby and the joy it brings to our community. Once a year, the beautiful lake at Diamond Lake Resort is bustling with activity. So grab your fishing pole and support the Fishing Derby. We’ll see you there!
- Pack a Picnic
At Limelight Deals, we love food. And we love summer. So it’s no surprise we love picnics. Picnics are the heart and soul of summer. Locate your favorite picnic spot, roll out your blanket, and lay out your meal. Sandwiches, potato salad, iced tea, and maybe some pie for dessert – these are all picnic classics. But you can dress up your picnic however you want! Bring along your family or have a romantic picnic at sunset. The type of picnic you have can be tailored to any situation or time of day. We think it’s time to pull your picnic basket out of the closet and enjoy a meal outside.
Are you excited for summer yet? It starts tomorrow, and that means a season full of adventures and new memories also starts on June 21st.