Seize the summer with fun and good times wherever you go

Published 7:00 pm Sunday, July 1, 2012

(ARA) – The official start of summer is upon us and with it comes school breaks, longer days, vacations and social soirees galore. Summertime only comes around once a year, so make a pledge to make this summer the best you’ve ever had by planning ahead and staying in the loop about the season’s hottest activities.

Perez Hilton, celebrity blogger and music aficionado, dishes the inside scoop for how everyone can make the most out of this summer. Below are some trendy ideas from Hollywood’s unofficial ambassador to fun.

* “Take advantage of festivals and outdoor concerts. Check out local event websites to look for free concerts in your area. These free events are often the best place to see great, up-and-coming artists and bands.”

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* “Make a summer playlist with songs that make you want to get up and dance. ‘Call Me Maybe’ by Carly Rae Jepsen and ‘Payphone’ by Maroon 5 are tunes that will definitely be on my playlist a lot these coming months.”

* “Amplify fun by bringing music to the beach, pool, or wherever the sun may take you. It’s easy to listen to your summer play list with the Pringles Speaker Can. Simply attach the specialty-designed speaker to the top of any empty can of Pringles crisps and hook it up to a personal MP3 player or similar music device. It makes listening to music fun and yummy.”

* “Don’t wait for a special occasion or holiday to host a shindig. Get the grill started and invite everyone you know over for a grand fiesta. Tell guests to bring their favorite dish and something unique to showcase their personality.”

* “Recruit three or four friends and take an epic road trip to a neighboring state or across America. The destination possibilities are endless. Seek out hidden gems and make sure to pack a camera for once-in-a-lifetime photo opportunities.”

* “Take advantage of the warm weather and get active outdoors. I love to hike and ride my bike to get the endorphins going. See what summer leagues are available in your community and join with friends.”

Now that you have an arsenal of summer fun ideas, get up, get out there and seize the summer. There are only a few more months of this special season, so make the most of every day. Officially start your best summer ever by visiting for information on how to get your free speaker.