As the school year ends, an exciting summer vacation begins. When you live in a town like Novato, you don’t always need to take your kids on an exotic, summer vacation to make lasting memories. Your summers are already warm, beautifully scenic and filled with lively events. There are so many great ways to make summertime special in Novato.
Summer Shopping Spree
Your kids may need a slight wardrobe update as the hot summer months arrive. Consider taking them on a super fun shopping spree. You can find stylish swimsuits at Target, perfect for trips to the beach. Stop by Sports Basement to get your son or daughter summer sporting gear. Old Navy has affordable tanks, shorts, hats and shoes for everyone. If you have little shoppers under the age of five, be sure to check out Village Child for adorable rompers and dresses.
Head to Hamilton Community Pool for fun times on summer’s hottest days. They recently added an exciting water play structure, complete with a slide. Hamilton even offers swimming lessons. If you’re lucky enough to have a pool of your own, get it prepped and ready to go at Don Johnson’s Pool and Spa. Purchase do-it-yourself chemicals or order a cleaning service. Then, make the summer memorable with fun rafts and pool toys. Make it a pool party and pick up your celebratory supplies at Dollar Tree.
Family Fun Events
This summer, Novato will host several exciting events. Be sure to stop by Novato’s Farmers Market every Tuesday from 4pm-8pm, all summer long. There will be farm-fresh produce, food trucks, pony rides, jump houses and more. Don’t miss one of Novato’s newest events, Rock the Block on June 20th and September 12th. Get delicious food and refreshing drinks from some of our beloved local vendors. Kids can enjoy fun games and everyone can rock out to local pop-rock cover band Pop Fiction. Check out VisitNovato.com for a full list of local events.
If you are worried that your kids might be sitting around, feeling bored this summer, consider enrolling them in camp. The City of Novato Parks, Recreation and Community Services Department offers a wide range of classes and camps. One such camp comes from a partnership with Novato’s Splitz Dance Academy. Splitz dance camp will be held at the Hamilton Community Center Dance Studio. Novato Youth Volleyball has weekly camps that give boys and girls the chance to learn and play volleyball in a fun, safe, team building environment.
Cool down with ice cream from Celine’s Sweets or stock up on summertime treats from their emporium of candy. Head to La Michoacana for over 50 authentic Mexican ice cream flavors. Enjoy delicious snacks made with fresh fruit and flavorful toppings. Try a refreshing paleta or a tangy bowl of sorbet.
When you spend your summer in Novato, you make lasting memories. Find summertime happiness, right where you are.