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Find Your Groove This Summer With These Perfect Playlists



Your bags are packed, the car is loaded, and you have an exciting family trip ahead of you. Whatever your summer adventures may be, don’t forget to take your music with you! We have collected the perfect playlists of summer music for every occasion, from laid-back island vibes to classic rock!




Are We There Yet?

Happy family singing in the car

Is there anything more synonymous with summer than the road trip? Whether you are driving two hours to see family and friends, or undertaking a cross country trek, there are a few things you can do to set yourself up for the best vacation ever! Stock up on snacks and drinks, make sure the car is gassed up, and pick out the perfect playlist! This playlist features classic hits like Fleetwood Mac’s “Dreams”, and Don McLean’s “American Pie”, as well as fun tunes like Taylor Swift’s “Shake It Off”, and Kasey Musgraves’ “Butterflies”!

O-Fish-Ally on Island Time

family of four sitting on a car in front of the ocean

It doesn’t matter if you are enjoying a vacation on an island oasis or just basking in the sun in your own backyard, this playlist hits all the right keys. Throw an umbrella in your drink, put on a floppy hat, kick your feet up, and sing along!

Cookout Concert

Group of happy friends having beer and playing cornholr

While the kids are out of school, and the weather is warm and sunny, it’s time to get-together with friends and family for a backyard cook-out. Get everyone involved by asking them to bring a side dish to share (check out our blog for some delicious ideas). Get everyone in the party mood for your summer soiree with the classic summer anthems on this playlist.

A Splashin’ Good Time

Children play with water guns in a pool

What better way to cool down from the hot summer weather than spending a day at the pool? It is the perfect way to relax with a good book or let the kids get that pent-up energy out. Enjoy a staycation in your own backyard, and turn up the volume on this playlist, because it is the perfect soundtrack for a dip in the pool with the family!

Sands and Sensibility

Boy reading a book

Summer vacation also means summer reading for the kids. While this can feel like a chore, there are a few things you can do to make it a breeze. Create a family book club and come up with thought-provoking questions about the subjects they are reading. It’s a great way to get everyone to disconnect from a screen and enjoy a good book. This playlist is full of soft instrumental music, making it the ideal background noise for a relaxed day of reading. Are you someone who prefers some acoustic covers while you read? We have you covered with this chill playlist.

All A-boot The Outdoors

woman hiking and listening to music

There are tons of outdoor adventures awaiting you near Mountain House—we even wrote a blog about it! From off-roading to hiking the trails right in our community, there is something for everyone. Grab a portable speaker and listen to this summer playlist for your outdoor adventures. If listening with headphones, make sure the volume is low enough that you are still able to hear the beauty of nature around you.

No matter how you plan to enjoy the warm weather this summer, we hope you enjoy these curated collections of summer sounds!