I don’t know about you, but right around this time every year I start to feel a bit bummed that summer is coming to an end. The weather starts cooling off, school is back in, and it’s time to retire your beloved swimsuit until next summer. But what if you could keep rocking your swimsuit all the way through fall?  Maybe you should think twice about retiring your swimsuit just yet, and here are nine reasons to do just that.

9 reasons to keep your swimsuit on this fall

1. Hot springs
Not only are hot springs super relaxing, but it is also an economical and fun activity to do while hanging out with Mother Nature. I love relaxing in some hot springs because it can be a fun activity with the girls, or a romantic getaway with your significant other. It’s a great way to take a break from the everyday chaos that life throws at us.

2. Visit your local waterpark
At any age, the waterpark is a fun way to have an adventure filled fun day while showing off that stylish suit of yours. I love taking a dip in the lazy river while the kids go down the water slides over and over. No matter what you do, you cannot go wrong with your family and a waterpark.

3. Paddle boarding
Paddle boarding is both super fun and great exercise! The thing I love about paddle boarding is that you can make a full day out of it, and while it requires a little exertion, it’s also incredibly relaxing. Bring your pets and have them come out on the water for some fun too!

4. Slip and slide
Get creative! Go to any hardware store, buy some plastic, and make a mini water park right in your own backyard or at any local park. This is a great way to get some friends or family together and have a fun activity outside while the weather’s still warm. Not to mention, slip and sliding with friends brings back so many memories of the good old days and tugs at the inner kid in everyone.

5. Go swimming (an obvious one)
Whether it be a lake, pool, stream, river or kiddie pool – go swimming! Although fall is approaching, that doesn’t mean snow has fallen yet. Enjoy the simplicity of just swimming and hanging out all the way through fall.

6. Put together a local car wash
Get your friends or family together and raise some money for a good cause or just for a little extra spending money. My family and I love to give back to the community, and a car wash is an easy way to do it. This is a fun way to show off that suit while doing good and having a fun time with your friends. Come up with a theme and make a whole day out of it.

7. Water balloon fight
If you’re feeling adventurous, get a group together, blow up some water balloons, gather a few water guns, and have a water war! My family is so competitive, and this is a fun way for everyone to have a great time while channeling their inner warrior.

8. Beach volleyball
Beach volleyball is one of our favorite activities. It’s so fun to get into your favorite swimsuit and play all day, comfortable and stylish as can be. The best thing about beach volleyball is a bunch of people can play and get a little competitive while enjoying the weather.

9. Layout on the lawn and get tan
If you don’t feel like driving anywhere or getting all the pool toys together, just pull out a lawn chair or a nice beach towel and go lay out on your own front lawn! Bring a glass of lemonade, wave to a few neighbors, show off your new suit, and call it a day!

What are some of your favorite activities to keep the spirit of summer alive through the fall? If you’re needing a new swimsuit for some of these activities, head over to snag one of this year’s suits before they’re gone!

August 31, 2015 — Nicole

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