CL Summer Guide 2014: The 7 Ages of Summer

Summer fun for all ages, whether you're 7, 27 or 77.

At Creative Loafing, the readership runs the gamut from kids (as long as they’re old enough to read "Savage Love"), to parents of kids, to parents of parents of kids, to people who will always be kids at heart.

So this year our Summer Guide runs the age gamut, too — seven ages, in fact, to rip off William Shakespeare's famous speech from As You Like It. We’ve got great ideas for surviving the summer with your "mewling, puking infant" (yep, Shakespeare invented puke) as well as recommendations for senior-friendly sports (if you're verging more toward "lean, slipper'd pantaloon"). You'll also find a story about training nascent Major Leaguers; a just-turned-21 guide to St. Pete summer pub-hopping; advice on pimping your backyard pool, getting naked in public, or, if you’re more into concealment, how to cover up that dated tattoo.

Plus, you’ll find timely information on hot summer concerts, movies, theater, books, and museum exhibits; tips on summer entertaining, summer cocktails, indie ice cream and a preview of the season’s most anticipated restaurant opening; and an overview of local designers devoted to that summer wardrobe essential, the t-shirt. And some of us take a few moments to reflect on long-ago summer loves, jobs, and outings with dad, from embarrassing to life-changing.

Whether your child is inner or outer, it’s all you’ll need to make this a summer to remember.

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