Memory Making Tips for Fourth of July at the Lake

The Fourth of July is the perfect time for making memories, spending time with loved ones, and enjoying the freedoms that we have here. This year is going to be such a meaningful time to celebrate, so if you are coming down for a Lake of the Ozarks vacation, we have a few tips to help you make memories over plans and make this the best summer vacation at the Lake of the Ozarks ever.

Let the Kids Make Plans

If you really want to make your vacation time special, try letting your kids pick out some of the events that happen. A lot is happening at the Lake of the Ozarks this weekend between fireworks, live music, and more - not to mention the regular activities like spending time on the boat, hiking trips, or shopping. If you really want to add some oomph to your plans and turn them into memories, let the kids have a blast by choosing what they do for a day!

Host Family Competition

If your family enjoys a little healthy competition and some quality outdoor time, hosting family games where the winner is king can be a great way to make memories. This can involve old fashioned games like sack races, tug of war, or even football games. It could also include games like giant Jenga, Bocci ball, or cornhole. The winner can get to pick where you go for ice cream later or even get something extra special, like a ride in a helicopter.

Plan a Fun Menu Without Stressing

Yes, food is important, but so is quality time, and relaxed parents or grandparents. Find a happy medium between serving amazing food and spending all day in the kitchen. You may even compromise by making fun patriotic fruit salad but then purchasing some red, white, and blue cookies to set out on the dessert table. This weekend is all about freedom, and even though you have a complete kitchen in your Lake of the Ozarks vacation rental, there’s no need to be tied up in there the whole time - it’s time to be free from the kitchen!

Get Out In Nature

It just wouldn’t be a vacation at the Lake if you weren’t enjoying your days outside! There’s also something peaceful about enjoying your afternoons by the pool, your mornings on the boat catching the big one, and your evenings by the campfire. As you pack your bags, plan accordingly, and realize that lots of outdoor clothes and activities will be needed, and don’t forget the sunscreen!

Enter Vacation Parent Mode

Whether your immediate family will be enjoying a summer vacation at the Lake of the Ozarks, or your entire family will be here complete with parents, grandparents, aunts, and uncles - it’s time to be a vacation parent. After the last few months, a vacation is a much-needed reprieve, so take a deep breath and find ways to enjoy your family. Just know that nothing has to happen but everything gets to be enjoyed!

Try Something New

Whether you’ve been vacationing at the Lake of the Ozarks for thirty years or this will be your first time, make it a goal to try something new! Studies are showing that the best way to make a memory is to do something you’ve never done before, and vacation is the best time to try this! There are so many things happening at the Lake, so whether you choose a new place to watch your fireworks, or you pick out a fun new restaurant to eat at - there is a LOT to see and do around here!

Tell Us Your Plans!

We can’t wait to hear what you are doing during your stay at the Lake! Be sure to share your plans in the comments, we would love to see what all you are doing over the weekend to make memories with your families. We hope you have a safe and fantastic holiday weekend at the Lake of the Ozarks, and if you are already thinking ahead to next year, we would love to help you secure your dates!

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