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Things to Do on the First Day of Spring

Things to Do on the First Day of Spring

Spring is blooming

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It’s time to shed those cold-weather layers and gear up for all the things that make spring great. Whether you want to get outdoors or do some spring cleaning, there are plenty of activities to consider with the change of season. Here are ways to take advantage of the first day of spring.

Take a walk or jog

Take a walk or jog

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The weather is getting warmer outside, making the first day of spring perfect for a walk or jog. There are plenty of health benefits that come with taking an outdoor walk, but it’s also just an opportunity for you to enjoy the warmer weather.

Go on a scenic hike

Go on a scenic hike

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If a walk won’t cut it, go for a full-on hike. This can be a great way for you to get a great workout in even if you’re not scaling one of the world’s many majestic mountains. For beginners, there are many scenic hiking trails for you to get your start.

Go see some cherry blossoms

Go see some cherry blossoms

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Cherry blossoms are a special springtime treat. There are plenty of places you can see cherry blossoms, including several that would qualify as Instagrammable.

Get a bouquet of fresh flowers

Get a bouquet of fresh flowers

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Spring is the season of flowers, so why not start the season off by getting yourself or your significant other a nice bouquet? There are plenty of beautiful flowers to choose from and there are plenty of places to get them reasonably priced, including many of the best grocery stores in America.

Plant a garden

Plant a garden

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Planting a garden can save you from having to buy a bouquet of flowers from someone else. Just grow them yourself. You can also grow your own fruits and vegetables to use in your kitchen. Not everyone has a green thumb, though, so here are some gardening tips for beginners.

Start spring cleaning

Start spring cleaning

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The change of season is an opportunity for you to declutter and organize your home by getting rid of the things you no longer need. A good spring cleaning can help you avoid allergy symptoms by removing allergens like dust and mold from your home. You can also start to spring clean your digital life.

Fly a kite

Fly a kite

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Spring is the best season to fly a kite because there is enough wind to actually get your kite into the sky. Soaking up the sunshine at a park is a great activity that will remind you of your childhood.

Ride a bike

Ride a bike

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If your bike has been in storage the past couple of months, go dust it off and take it out for a spin. If you don’t have a bike, there are plenty of great bike brands to choose from.

Clean your patio

Clean your patio

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Take some time out of your day to clean and organize your patio and patio furniture so you can sit outside and enjoy the beautiful spring weather.

Put out a bird feeder

Put out a bird feeder

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Plenty of beautiful and colorful birds flock home during the spring season, and a bird feeder is a great way to attract these birds to your yard. If you enjoy creating birdhouses and feeders, you can even turn this crafty hobby into a small business.

Have a picnic

Have a picnic

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Whether it’s at a park or the most romantic place in your state, a picnic is a great way to enjoy a meal in nature.

Eat outside on your patio

Eat outside at a cafe

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The sun is out, it’s warm, the birds are chirping... and if you're less of a sitting in the grass person and more of a sitting in a chair person, why not grab some coffee and a favorite snack and enjoy the beautiful spring weather with a meal on your patio?

Get more allergy medicine

Get more allergy medicine

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A good reason to spring clean is to get rid of that dust, which might be the thing making you feel terrible. For others, the pollen might be the problem. Spring is when allergens are abundant and it’s important to be prepared for the inevitable allergic reactions that might occur.

Meal plan around what's in season

Pick up what’s in season

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Do you feel guilty when your fresh veggies go to waste? Before stocking up, take some time on the first day of spring to plan weekly meals around what is in season. Apricots and broccoli are in season in the spring along with many other fruits and veggies.

Play sports outside

Play sports outside

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You’ve been playing basketball inside at the gym because it’s been too cold to be outside in pants, let alone athletic shorts. But now the sun is shining and begging you to get active outside. Whether it’s basketball, beach volleyball, softball or golf, there are plenty of sports you can play outside during the spring.

Plan an outdoor adventure

Plan a spring trip/vacation

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