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4 Amazing Things to Do With Friends to Kick Off Your Post-Grad Summer


Congratulations! Your hard work has paid off, and you’re finally graduating! And what better way to celebrate this milestone than with a group of your friends? Your post-graduation summer will definitely be a memorable one with this list of fun summer activities from your friends at HERE Kansas.

Enjoy Some Homemade Ice Cream

Is it really summer without ice cream? This summer, freshen up the old mainstay with some homemade ice cream from Sylas and Maddy’s Homemade Ice Cream. A fixture in Kansas since 1997, this ice cream parlor offers classic sundaes as well as old-fashioned shakes, malts, and floats. When a hot day rolls around, grab some friends and head over for a sweet treat.

Go For a Hike

After you’ve had your fill of ice cream, it’s time to work it off with a tough, rewarding hike. The Lawrence River Trails are a great nearby option to gather some friends and explore the woods. Load up on water and granola bars, and take in the scenic views and fresh air. Just make sure to clean up after yourself, and don’t scare the animals.

Throw a Pizza Party

You don’t need to leave your apartment to have a great time with your friends. Order in a few pies from Toppers Pizza or Papa Keno’s Pizzeria and enjoy a night of food and fun with your buddies. Toppers Pizza also offers frozen custard, vegan options, and a curious mac and cheese pizza for the adventurous. 

Explore Downtown

Massachusetts Street is lined with restaurants, hobby stores, and the odd museum. You don’t need a solid plan in mind – take a walk up and down the block with some friends and see what strikes your fancy. You might discover a great recommendation for your underclassman buddies, or end the night by purchasing a thoughtful memento to remind you of your college town.

We’re sure you already have some fun activities planned for the summer, but we hope these suggestions give you a few extra ideas. Follow the HERE Kansas blog for even more inspiration.


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