The summer solstice has arrived and it's time to enjoy the longest days of the year. The solstice occurs when the Northern Hemisphere is tilted towards the sun resulting in more sunlight, which means more time for summer activities.
Here are some more fun facts about the summer solstice:
The summer solstice is also called the "day of the sun" or the "midsummer festival."
In many cultures, the summer solstice is a time for celebration and feasting.
And in some cultures, people believe that the summer solstice is a time when magic is strongest.
So what are you waiting for? Get out there and enjoy the summer!
Here are a few of my favorite summertime activities:
FAVORITE ICE CREAM
1370 Locust St.
Walnut Creek, CA
Pro-tip: The Jr. Banana Split is big enough for two adults to share!
The Lafayette Recreation Area is a year-round, day-use park ideal for hiking, jogging, fishing, boating and picnicking, located off Highway 24 only one mile from the Lafayette BART station.
Fishing & Picnicking
OUTDOOR LUNCH SPOTS
53 Lafayette Circle, Lafayette
Tutu's is an organic restaurant and market in Lafayette connecting pure foods with affordable pricing.
500 Hartz Avenue, Danville
Harvest House is a pillar of the downtown community, and the dining experience encourages sharing around the table.
DAY TRIPS WITH THE GRANDKIDS
River Rafting - American River
Learn more about this great outdoor activity!
OTHER FAVORITE ACTIVITIES
Bike Riding with my husband
Watching my grandsons play baseball and basketball
Visiting Las Vegas and Kona, Hawaii
Summer is always too short, so I hope that you get out there and have the best summer ever!