Ah, that time of the year when cities get empty, people fill their trunks and leave the city. And they go. So you stay with a few friends thinking about how you are going to enjoy your neighbourhood with such calm. You can park, you do not have to make a reservation in your favourite restaurant and you have more time to dedicate to those friends who also stay in the city.
When it seems there is nobody, it is the best time to enjoy the atmosphere, especially if you live in a very crowded city. Here you have a couple of tips to enjoy the summer nights:
Make plans with your colleagues
If you’ve stayed in the city because you’re working, your colleagues are sure to be eager to enjoy the time when the rest of the world is on vacation. Now you can do those plans you’ve been talking about for a long time: try that sushi, watch that movie, go party or go karting. Choose the activity that you like and take advantage to know your colleagues a little better. With apps to find plans in your city, like Bands in Town, a complete app where you will find the latest concerts nearby, follow your stars and receive a notification whenever something you might fancy happens in your neighbourhood. Probably, you have heard already about Eventbrite, but if not it is definitely worth a try, because it releases events near you, such as wine tasting, Star Wars meetings, and other activities that will kick you out of the routine.
Organize a dinner out
Terraces will be empty, so normally you won’t have to ask for a reservation in advance. They will even have room in that trendy restaurant that you can not go without asking for a table two weeks in advance.
To organize get-togethers, try Wave Application, our localisation app used by millions of people around the world. Wave allows you to share your location with your friends, in real time. Open a wave, select on the map a restaurant that you like and everyone can see where it is, how to get there and where others are on the way.
Enjoy the nature doing outdoor sports
Take advantage and take the bike, the mountain will cease to look like the main street on sale and will be a quiet place, full of life, colors and fresh air. We know that when the sun comes up the natural places near the cities are filled with hikers and sportsmen like you, who want to get out of the daily hustle and bustle. But in summer, when others are on vacation, they are better enclaves than ever. You can bathe in the river, make excursions and go in group with your friends with the bicycle. You can open a map with them in Wave to follow your route and not lose, even if you go faster or quieter than them.
Bikemap app has routes, more than 800 thousand around the world, that can inspire you and your friends to take the bike next weekend. It’s a very comprehensive app, thanks to the ratings of the thousands of users who have bet on testing the app in the last year.
Enjoy a local festival of music or theater
Those kinds of plans that you love, like listening to local groups, participating in an improvised play or watching a dance performance on the street can only be done in summer. Town halls and bars in the city often offer many outdoor activities in summer, taking into account those who stay in the city.
Do not forget that summer is the time of the sales, both in clothes and appliances as in many activities, beauty treatments or gyms. It’s the time to go shopping without waiting for queues and spending a lot of money.
On the other hand, if the heat does not let you breathe before the sun goes down, you can go to one of the several municipal swimming pools in your city. Surely if they are big you can enjoy bathing in an adult pool, while the children are in another part of the park. In addition, sports clubs often have tennis, football and basketball courts where you can have some fun.
Go to an exhibition, a theatre or a museum and let yourself try different things. In big cities there are always summer events at the opera and probably some theater plays are outdoor, which is really nice.
Those activities are usually free, but you can watch the new events through the app Hey Lets, in which users can also upload events they know are happening, among a dozen of other sources of information. Another good choice, worth to try is All Events in City, that also is linked to Google Calendar, to let you save nice upcoming events.
Finally, if you are already aware of everything that happens in your city, you can always invite friends from outside, the school, the language school or even your cousins who live in another city for a quick visit. We know that with friends, any summer night is a great night.
See? You have never noticed how much your neighbourhood offers you. Enjoy your summer and let us know your own tips!