Fun & Interesting Facts About Summer

Summer is typically everyone’s favorite time of year. From the warmer weather to the bright sunshine, everyone is looking forward to being outside after a long cold winter. During the summer outdoor activities pick up, sports like Frisbee and volleyball are popular on the beaches. Want to know more about summer, and then continue on.

Interesting Facts

Summer fun time
Warm, sunny days is so inviting for people to go out and have lots of fun, which includes going to the beach, play beach volleyball, surfing, kayaking or simply basking in the sun.


During the summer months, the United States has warm to hot weather with less of a chance of rain. In terms of rain though, it can range from a small shower to very severe. Severe storms are usually accompanied by thunder and lightning, there are chances though for hail and tornadoes to join in. Tornadoes can occur anywhere in the United States, but are most common in what is called “Tornado Alley”. There is also the threat of tropical storms and hurricanes during the summer months. Tropical storms and hurricanes form off the coast and then make their way to shore. The temperatures in the United States during summer can range from 64 to the lower 100s.

Tornado Alley map
Summer is also the time of the year when tornadoes wreck havoc and destroy properties. Tornado Alley (map above) becomes active and these places are generally located from the south to central America. Did you know that the town of Cordell, Kansas, was struck by tornadoes, three years in a row, on the same date? It started from 1916 to 1918. It all occurred on May 20th. The U.S. also gets about 1000 tornadoes every year. Credit: 1

Vacation Spots

Summertime is the time of year that many families take a vacation. Some try to stay close to home while others travel far away. It all depends on how much money the family wants to spend. The top vacation destinations in the United States are New York City, New York; San Francisco, California; Las Vegas, Nevada; San Diego, California; Chicago, Illinois; Washington, D.C.; Los Angeles, California; Orlando, Florida; Atlanta, Georgia; and San Antonio, Texas.

These cities attract the most number of tourists and are loaded with fun-filled activities, for kids, family or just for yourself. Summer is also a great time to unwind, reboot, refresh and restart to a more positive you.

Summer Jobs for Teens

While school is out, most parents would like their teens to have a summer job. Although many oppose to working during the summer, many give in so they can make their own money to spend during the break. Some of the more popular summer jobs are being a tutor, a lifeguard, working in childcare, and even being a summer camp assistant.

Summer Activities

There is always time to go for a walk, going on a bike ride or even running. On nice days, you can go to the pool and enjoy fun in the sun. On the other hand, on rainy days there are many museums to visit. Taking time to plan activities for your kids will help keep them busy.

Dog Days

The “dog days of summer” refer to the weeks between July 3 and August 11 and are named after the Dog Star (Sirius) in the Canis Major constellation. The ancient Greeks blamed Sirius for the hot temperatures, drought, discomfort, and sickness that occurred during the summer.

Fun Facts

  • In the United States, over 650 million long-distance summer trips are made.
  • Scientists argue that summer babies are significantly more likely to suffer from mood swings than babies born in other seasons.
  • Studies show that men are more likely to cheat during the summer months.
  • According to custom, in the United States, a person can wear white pants only during the summer, or between Memorial Day and Labor Day.
  • Popsicles, a popular summer treat, was accidentally invented by an 11-year-old boy in San Francisco in 1905. He left a glass of soda sitting outside and by the next morning, the soda had frozen. He began selling them at an amusement park in New Jersey. In the U.S., cherry is the number 1 flavor.
  • Before the Civil War, schools did not have a summer vacation. In rural communities, kids had school off during the spring planting and fall harvest while urban schools were essentially year-round. The long summer holiday didn’t come about until the early 20th century.

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