SwellMayde's Summer Escape Checklist: "Every Girl Should Ride on a Ferris Wheel!"

Style blogger Aimee Santos shares her favorite way to enjoy the sunny weather

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I love the summertime—it's the season that makes me feel most like a kid again. One of my favorite things to do in the L.A. area, where I live, is to visit Pacific Park at the Santa Monica Pier. (If you follow me on Instagram, you know that I love a great amusement park!) When I get to the park, I immediately have to have a funnel cake with strawberries and take in the beautiful views of Santa Monica from the Ferris wheel. Next stop: the pirate ship ride, where everyone screams and puts their hands in the air as the ship swings through the air. Add in all the fun water games (I’ve been known to get a little competitive with my friends…), the nostalgic roller coasters and the yummy carnival food (especially the cotton candy) and I’ve got a permanent smile on my face.

Now that I’m a little more grown up, I’m more cautious about being in the sun and never go out with protecting my skin. When I visit the pier, I definitely use a great SPF, like this one from Hawaiian Tropic®, wear sunnies, and top it all off with a cute straw hat.

Do you guys love amusement parks as much as I do? What’s your favorite ride? 

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Aimee Santos is the Los Angeles-based founder of style blog SwellMayde. Follow her on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and Pinterest.

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