A Great Low-Key Summer Checklist for Any Family

What’s on your summer checklist? When you plan your summer, do you pack the schedule with lots of outings and first-time experiences, or do you try to make plenty of room for lazy summer days with nothing to do except eat fresh garden tomatoes straight from the colander?

Here are seven awesomely low-key things you can do this summer, even when you’re on vacation! 

Swim. Say yes to life and jump in the pool with your kids. In fact, be the first to do it and instigate a game of Marco Polo where everyone in the pool can play. 

Try a new ice cream flavor. Especially if you’re the kind of person who always orders the same thing! Who knows? It might be the best. (These are our six favorite ice cream joints, by the way.)

Watch a movie from when you were a kid. One night, try cozying up with the family in front of the flat screen and convince the kids to watch something you loved when you were little. Think Back to the Future, the original Parent Trap, even The Sound of Music! Whether they love it or hate it—hey, you’re makin’ memories!

Read a great book. If you forgot yours back at home, Williamsburg has great bookstores like Mermaid Books, Williamsburg Booksellers, and of course, Barnes and Noble (if you’re having trouble picking one, here’s the latest best sellers list for reference!). 

Leave your phone behind. Whether you choose to stay at the Townes, the Estates, or the Cottages, just know your phone will be perfectly okay on your bed or dresser while you go out for an evening walk with your family (or solo). It’s amazing how much the absence of a phone frees you to be fully in the moment! 

Have dessert for dinner. Take your pick from some of our favorite places in the Historic Triangle to score a yummy sweet treat: Mad About Chocolate, Kilwins, Aromas World, Blackbird Bakery, Sno-To-Go, and Carrot Tree Kitchens. Trust us, your kids will remember this night forever

Stay at the resort all day. Play a casual game of tennis. Shoot hoops with your kids. Or maybe swim all morning and watch movies all afternoon. Regardless, if you’re not feeling adventurous enough for a day full of intense roller coasters or stepping back in time to relive history, it’s perfectly okay to stay put and enjoy what King’s Creek has to offer.