Take advantage of the sunshine, with these cultural experiences across the country, last-minute travel ideas, and ways to stay active all summer long.

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It goes without saying that this summer looks completely different from last summer, and we could not be more excited, or more grateful. While summer 2020 was filled with Zoom calls, canceled vacation plans, and a frantic search for virtual activities to keep us occupied, summer 2021 is all about getting back out there. That means reclaiming a life of travel, restaurants, in-person sporting events, and even — dare we say it — concerts. As you use this summer to return to your own personal version of normal (which may include a packed social calendar, or may simply include more socially distant hikes with friends), we've gathered 100 things to do this season. 

From booking tickets to "Immersive Van Gogh" to jetting off to Europe to reinventing your backyard, here are 100 ideas to inspire your summer.

Culture Experiences IRL — From Outdoor Theatre to Returning to Disneyland

Find Relaxation and Restoration This Summer

Book a Last-minute Vacation to Make Up for the Lack of 2020 Travel 

Wine and Dine All Summer Long (At Home and Out in the World)

Try Something New, and Learn Something About Yourself

Summer Home Improvement That's Actually Fun

Opt Outside and Get Active

Virtual Experiences for When You're in Need of a Cultured Activity Without Leaving the House