After months of cold temps and being cooped up in the house, the warm spring weather has finally arrived! Birds are chirping, flowers are in bloom, and it’s time to take advantage of all the goodness spring has to offer. Check out our list of must-try springtime outdoor activities to help you stay healthy and happy during this special season.
12 Fun Things to Do In Springtime
By the time spring rolls around, most of us are jumping at the chance to head outside for a bit of fresh air. That’s because there’s really no better feeling than spending hours outdoors after you’ve spent the last few months hunkered down at home.
Check out these twelve fun (and affordable!) things to do in springtime to help you make the most of this time of year.
1.Go for a Bike Ride
A bike ride makes an excellent solo adventure, but it’s also a prime activity to enjoy with a friend or the whole family. Hopping on a bike is a great way to take in your neighborhood from a new perspective or a chance to check out the paved paths around your community.
2. Plan a Picnic
Nothing says springtime quite like planning a picnic for you and a loved one. Regardless of if you picnic at a local park or right in your own backyard, bringing a meal outdoors is the perfect way to soak up the warm weather and share some quality time together.
3. Plant a Garden
If you want to snack on homegrown produce all summer long, you’re smart to plant a garden in the spring. Grab your gloves, your trowel, and a few of your favorite seed packets, and savor a quiet weekend digging around in the dirt.
4. Go Camping
Camping is one of the best springtime activities for any avid or aspiring nature lovers. There’s something altogether wonderful about sleeping under the stars, and spring has the ideal climate for setting up camp and roasting a few s’mores.
5. Explore Local Trails
There’s almost nothing better than going for a long walk on a lovely spring day! Take an opportunity to enjoy the extended daylight hours and explore the local walkways near your home or venture out a little further to tackle a hiking trail and marvel at the greenery!
6. Play In the Park
Playing in the park is an inexpensive and accessible way to embrace a warm spring afternoon. Bring along a colorful kite, throw a frisbee with your friends, or tie up a hammock among the trees, and take a quick nap in the shade.
7. Try Outdoor Painting
If you’re interested in springtime art activities, you should try outdoor painting! When you join a Twist at Home painting event at Painting with a Twist, you can create a nature-inspired piece and even set up your materials outside for the ultimate spring experience!
8. Visit a Farmer’s Market
While spring is a fabulous time for growing, it’s also an exciting time to visit your area farmer’s market. After making it through the long winter months, few things taste better than various locally-grown fresh fruits and veggies.
9. Head to the Drive-in
Spending a night at the drive-in is one of the best date night ideas around, and it’s sure to make for a memorable spring evening. But if there’s not a drive-in within close distance to you, you can always host an outdoor movie night right in your backyard!
10. Attend a Live Show
As soon as temperatures start to climb, outdoor concerts and performances become incredibly popular. Bring your lawn chair or your favorite blanket along for the ride, and get ready to take in some awesome entertainment in the warm spring air.
11. Fire Up the Grill
Why waste a gorgeous night hovered over your stove when you could fire up the grill out in the yard? Keep dinner fun by moving things outside and throwing some fresh ingredients or seasonal favorites on the grill.
12. Watch Spring Sports
Even if you’re not the biggest sports enthusiast, there’s nothing quite like catching a baseball game or a soccer match in late spring. The crowd and the food are enough to make for an amazing outing. And you might even become a new fan!
Ring In Springtime at Painting with a Twist
When you join a spring-inspired painting event at Painting with a Twist, you can capture the magic of the season with ease! Sign up for an in-studio event near you, or pop into a Twist at Home virtual event to take your spring painting experience into the great outdoors.