Things to Do Over the Summer

By: Abigail Juskiewicz

Summer! It’s something all students look forward to. They count down the days until it comes, 10 days 9, 8,7,6… And now, with summer only being a few days away, we are all making plans for how to spend our summer. As students get older, they have a lot more freedom with summers. When we were younger, most, if not all, of our parents had our summer planned out, whether it was vacations, summer camps or even playdates with our friends. Now it’s up to us to make these plans on how we will spend our summers. Here are some things to help you plan your summer out.

  1. Summer classes:

Whether it’s here at STA or online, a summer class is a good way to spend a couple weeks getting yourself an extra high school, or even college credit.   

  1. Movies:

A movie is always a nice way to give yourself a break while still doing something at the same time. There are all of these movies coming out now with COVID calming down, allowing movies to be back in production. Whether you are watching them in the movie theater or at home in your bed or on the couch, movies are always a good idea. They are also a fun thing to do with friends. This summer, movie tickets are about $10 and movies to rent are anywhere from $3-$15. Here are some movies that are coming out or are already out this summer: 

  • Lightyear
  • Jurassic World: Dominion
  • Nope
  • Minions: The Rise of Gru
  • Escape from Spiderhead
  • Top Gun: Maverick
  • Crimes of the Future
  • Bullet Train
  • Men
  • The Bob’s Burgers Movie
  • Three Thousand Years of Longing
  • Samaritan
  • Killers of the Flower Moon
  • Mrs. Harris Goes to Paris
  • The Sea Beast 
  • Vengeances
  • Brian and Charles
  • Hotel Transylvania
  1. Going to the beach:

We live in Florida after all-why not spend a day, or twenty, at the beach. Going to the beach will save you some money as long as you pack a lunch and/or dinner and some snacks and spend the whole day at the beach. Some beaches that are close by are Fort Lauderdale Beach, Hollywood Beach, Pompano Beach, Deerfield Beach, Lauderdale-by-the-Sea, Hallandale Beach, Dania Beach and more. At Hollywood Beach parking is about $1.50-$2 an hour, while in Fort Lauderdale it is about $4 an hour. 

  1. Vacation:

Everyone loves to get away and forget the worries of their lives back home: To just jump on a plane and leave, or maybe to pack all their stuff up and drive across the country. Either way, traveling is a great way to spend your summer, especially due to the fact that almost all COVID restrictions have been lifted for traveling. So, get out there this summer, whether it’s Italy, Greece, France, Hawaii or California. Or stay close to home and just take a day trip to the Keys or maybe Cocoa Beach.