If you want to see exactly how much time you have left in this glorious season, check out this countdown clock. Now we’re a glass half-full kind of crew, so we see this countdown clock as an important reminder to get outside and do more before the season is over.
If you’re like most of us, you’ve already blown through a lot of your vacation time. That doesn’t mean you can’t make the most of your time in the city. Calgary – especially Calgary’s Beltline – has so many great summer things to see and do. So one plan is to turn every day into a mini-vacation by getting outside and being a tourist in our own backyard.
Calgary’s Beltline Summer To-do List:
1. Have a picnic or do some yoga in Barb Scott Park
Who doesn’t love lunch in the park? Nothing makes it feel more like summer than eating outside. Whether you’re grabbing something from one of Calgary’s amazing food trucks or making your own feast, a picnic says summer like nothing else. Perhaps you can make it a weekly thing.
2. Ride Your Bike to Work
Lots of us own a bike. But with the traffic, often only if driving somewhere to ride pathways or trails. Lucky for us, Calgary’s bike lanes have been added to roadways – making it safer – and connecting pathways that can get us anywhere we need to go downtown (including work). So top driving or taking transit and ride your bicycle.
3. Operation “Beltline Patio Tour”
That’s right. Make it your mission to hit every patio within walking distance of your apartment (at The Arch of course). Breakfast, lunch, dinner, drinks, or all of the above. The goal is to try them all at least once before summer is out.
4. Start and End every day on my Balcony
This seems like such a small thing. Yet, easy to do. Ever find yourself rushing out the door in the morning or coming home to flop on my couch at the end of the day? You are not alone. So let’s change that up. A quick visit to the balcony in the morning and before bed will remind me that IT IS SUMMER! Calgary is BEAUTIFUL.
Don’t have a balcony? Get an apartment at The Arch. You’ll be in the heart of Calgary’s Beltline. And you can make the most of summer with us!
Have any more suggestions to add to our list? We’d love to hear them. Just put them in the comments below.