(BPT) - An evening spent with friends. The drive home from work or that early morning jog. All of these activities are best enjoyed when the sun is shining. The summer solstice is quickly approaching and with it, come the longest, brightest days of the year. It's up to you to make the most of them, so consider these tips to take advantage of every sunny moment.
* Rise to the occasion by traveling to a new destination.Summer solstice means extra daylight, so why not spend it getting lost somewhere as you explore the hidden corners of a new destination? Gather your most adventurous friends for a weekend of sightseeing and discover a new city, state or amazing outdoor haunt.
* Set your sights on a staycation.There's no place like home when the sun is shining, the weather is nice and the pool and local park are close by. Make the most of your home base by planning a day to simply enjoy what you already have and relax outside in the beautiful weather. You'll find it's just what you need to recharge. Just remember to apply plenty of SPF!
* Create a backyard worthy of glowing reviews.Spending long days in the backyard with friends and family is a summer staple, and the right outdoor upgrades can make your next backyard barbeque even better, whatever your budget may be. Take advantage of the extra sunlight and add a fire pit, outdoor seating area or something as simple as a newly potted plant. Your guests will feel even more at home in your outdoor space - and may not want to leave!
* Explore home solar power.Longer days mean extra sunlight and more reasons to consider making the switch to home solar. Residential solar providers like Sunrun enable homeowners to put solar systems on their homes with no upfront costs and as little as $0 down. Homeowners who have gone solar with Sunrun have historically saved 20 percent on their energy bills, and you can too.
Visit www.sunrun.com to learn more about how switching to solar can help you save money on your electric bill and provide you with a cleaner, smarter home.
The summer solstice is coming, so don't miss a single extended moment of sunshine. Grab your friends, your SPF and start making plans to enjoy this once-a-year season now before the sun sets on another wonderful summer.