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20 Ways to Ensure You Have The BEST SUMMER EVER!

The excitement of summer is almost a palpable one. The sun is out. People smile more. It is socially acceptable not to wear pants. It’s hard not to let the thrill and buzz of the season take over.

So often, however, the actual way your summer pans out doesn’t come close to the hype or hashtag. To the avoid the disappointment at the end of the season, we have come up with some surefire ways to truly take advantage and live it up this summer.

Make your summer dreams a reality by doing one (or all 20) of the fun-filled activities below to ensure you have the BEST SUMMER EVER!

1—Consume as many beverages as possible out of mason jars. (Photo via @coll_sullivan08)

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2—Don’t be afraid to unleash your inner nine-year-old. (Photos via @nebraskajones18)

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3—Make “yes” your summer mantra. (Photo via @libby_bartley)

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4—Chill out with iced coffees. (Photo via @valeriecammack)

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5—Capture and make memories. (Photo via @bohemianblondie)

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6—Become a regular at your local farmer’s market. (Photo via @hannahbullion)

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7—Get intentionally lost. (Photo via @amandaasette)

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8—Eat as many meals as possible al fresco. (Photo via @berrytrendy)

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9—Actually wear a color that isn’t black. (Photo via @thatchiclex)

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10—Find your signature sunnies style. (Photo via @m.o.o.marj)

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11—Make friends with someone who has access to a boat. (Photo via @stylemysoul)

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12—Get on a first name basis with the ice cream man. (Photo via @n_agem)

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13—Watch the sun set (and rise) as often as possible. (Photo via @mariannaelisa)

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14—When in doubt, just add water. (Photo via @frankirudnesky)

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15—Be sure to slow down. (Photo via @erikaborst)

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16—Live the “no pants” life. (Photo via @emma_osborn)

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17—Check places off your “brunch goals” list. (Photo via @biancacanales)

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18—Don’t forget to look up… (Photo via @leytonpee)

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19—But look down every once in a while, too. (Photo via @_kaliwallace)

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20—Most importantly, spend as much time with the people who make you smile, laugh and are always down for ice cream. Those are the best people. (Photo via @wild_advantage)

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