22 Fun Indoor Summer Activities For Adults

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Summer heat is rough, so it's nice to have fun and relaxing things to do inside. We've made a list for you of indoor summer activities that will keep you from feeling bored and help you beat the summer heat.

Indoor Summer Activity #1 - Do a puzzle

We have so much fun doing puzzles! We especially love to do the Thomas Kinkade Disney puzzles. Our favorite one we've done so far was The Little Mermaid one that comes in a 4 pack of puzzles with Aladdin, Winnie the Pooh, and Beauty and the Beast. These puzzles are so pretty and have such cute details of little animals.

2. Start a blog

Blogging is a great way to share things and it is a good creative outlet. You can blog for fun or make money from doing it. This 6 step guide will help you get a blog set up.

3. Do a face mask


I think face masks are so fun! I love to do these every now and then. I can't wait to do face masks with my daughter Violet when she's a little older.

4. Take a bath


Baths are the most relaxing thing you can do, in my opinion. I love using lavender bath salts in the water when I take one.

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5. Try a new recipe for dinner

Adam and I have been having so much fun doing more cooking this year and trying new recipes. I started blogging about our favorite recipes, so you can check them out here.

6. Color

We used to color a lot with a girl we babysit. We had so much fun coloring with her that we started coloring on our own too. There are tons of adult coloring books that you get to color in. I like these because they have more detail that kids coloring books.

7. Plant an herb garden


If you enjoy cooking or want to do more cooking, then an herb garden is perfect for you. We currently grow basil and are planning to start growing rosemary and cilantro soon. Herbs are pretty easy plants to keep alive. This starter kit comes with pots, seeds, soil, and plant markers. Growing plants is a good thing to learn.

8. Paint your nails and toenails

I like to have my toenails painted all year, but especially in the summer since I wear sandals a lot. This is also a fun activity to do with a friend.

9. Make a craft

Doing a craft is one of the indoor summer activities in this post.

Crafts are fun and so cute to put on display once they're done. These mason jar lanterns are a great 4th of July craft to do! Things like this are so fun to create.

10. Try a new TV show

Finding a new TV show to binge watch is so much fun, especially on a rainy day. If you need some recommendations, these are TV shows that I've binge watched and loved:

  • The Mindy Project on Hulu
  • Love is Blind on Netflix
  • The Circle on Netflix
  • The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina on Netflix
  • Cheer on Netflix
  • Siesta Key on Amazon Prime
  • Baby Daddy on Hulu

11. Play board games

Playing a board game is a great family activity. My family would play a lot of Yahtzee, so that's one of my favorites.

12. Bake a fun treat

Making vegan cinnamon rolls is a great indoor summer activity.

We're pretty obsessed with baked goods, and more specifically cinnamon rolls, around here. This recipe from Minimalist Baker is our favorite recipe for cinnamon rolls! They're easy and super delicious. This is a favorite indoor activity of mine.

13. Play video games

I've never really been into video games, but I have a lot of fun playing Mario Kart 8 on the Nintendo Switch with my husband!

14. Read a book

I go in phases with reading, but when I'm in a phase I love to read. Reading in the bath or while laying in bed is so nice. I like books that are a part of series and my favorite series I've read lately is the To All The Boys I've Loved Before collection of 3 books.

15. Do some online shopping

Sometimes it's nice to do your shopping in person, but the stores can be really busy in the summer with kids being out of school.

These are my favorite shops to purchase from online:

16. Make smoothies

Recipe to make vegan mango pina coladas.

I love fruit in the summer, and especially fruit smoothies. My favorite fruit to put in smoothies is mango. This mango pina colada recipe from Our Sweetly Spiced Life is perfect for summertime.

17. Listen to podcasts

Podcasts are good for listening to while doing dishes or exercising. This list of 21 podcasts has all the best ones for women to listen to. This is a great for if you're wanting free indoor activities.

18. At-home workout

My favorite way to exercise is to go for a walk. That can be hard in the summer if you're not able to go early in the morning or late in the evening. Beat the heat by doing an indoor workout. My favorite workout video I've ever used is Jillian Michael's Yoga Meltdown. She'll get you sweating in no time!

19. Make fresh lemonade

Recipe to make homemade lemonade.

I love the Lemonade all year long, but especially in the summer. Fresh squeezed lemonade is so refreshing. I've never made it, but it's on my bucket list for this summer!

20. Have a movie marathon

Every now and then it's so fun to have a relaxing day of watching movie after movie. Our favorite service for watching movies is Disney+. There are a ton of options on here. We can old movies from our childhood or new Disney movies that were in theaters not too long ago.

21. Do a DIY project

How to make your own mini pallet coasters

DIY projects are so fun to do and then you can take pride in saying that made something. These DIY mini pallet coasters made from popsicle sticks are cute and a really good use of the sticks from all the summer popsicles you eat.

22. Declutter your home

Antonia from Balance Through Simplicity has some great tips on how to clean and declutter your home. These are really helpful if you aren't sure how to get started and you want a cleaner house.

Ideas for fun activities and indoor summer activities for adults can be hard to find, so we hope you liked this list!

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