Fun outdoor activities for the family this summer

(StatePoint) -- The sun is shining, flowers are blooming, and you're probably ready to get outside. Summer offers new opportunities for outdoor fun for the entire family.

In fact, it is the perfect time to create a bucket list of warm weather activities for the season ahead.

Here are a few ideas to get your list started and help you dress the part:

Visit a playground

Between busy schedules and extracurricular activities, it's important to enjoy some quality family time and some fresh air, and a quick trip to your local playground at a favorite park is the perfect place for it.

Shoes to try: Throw on a pair of Converse Chuck Taylor All Star shoes for a laid-back style that will effortlessly take you from one family activity to the next.

Ride a bike

Take a bike ride to explore your neighborhood or local trails from a new perspective. Sunshine and exercise are sure to put an end to any lingering winter blues.

Shoes to try: An all-white Adidas sneaker is a functional and on-trend choice to top off your athleisure ensemble this spring.

Root for the home team

Whether you're a die-hard fan of your local team or just there for some outdoor fun, round up the family and check out a local sporting event when restrictions are lifted.

Shoes to try: For observers, the options are endless -- and you can't go wrong with a fun pair of checkboard Vans or brightly colored Crocs, which are available in men's, women's and children's sizing.

"A day of family fun shouldn't include multiple wardrobe changes," says Laryssa Grant, women's buyer for national family footwear retailer Rack Room Shoes. "Brands have made sure that staying on-trend and comfortable throughout the day is as easy as ever with a variety of fun styles available this spring."

For a one-stop-shopping experience and shoe trends for the family, visit Rack Room Shoes in-store or online at RackRoomShoes.com.

With the right gear and an action-packed bucket list, you can get a jump-start on your spring in style.