International Youth Day 2015 – Popular Activities For Jamaican Teens

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It’s still summertime, and many teenagers and young adults are trying to make the most of the hot summer days and nights before they have to go back to school. They try to find activities that they can do with one another where they can just chill and have a good time, without it being too expensive or too much of a hassle to plan and get into. Here are some popular activities that are teens love and enjoy doing.

  • Going out for frozen yogurt and ice cream – Frozen yogurt shops are becoming popular hot spots for teens and young adults to hang out. The trendy and comfortable environment attract teens as they can sit, talk with each other, eat their delicious treats, listen to music and even access free WiFi. Popular ice cream stores like Devon House I Scream have a more traditional setting but you can picnic on the large grounds as you indulge your sweet tooth.
  • Going to the beach – Who doesn’t love the beach? Its the perfect place to go and relax, have fun with your friends and live by the popular philosophy “Hakuna Matata,” meaning no worries. You can take a stroll along the white, sandy beaches barefoot and sink your toes in the sand, collect seashells and take a dip in the refreshing water when you need to cool down, especially during those hot summer days.
  • Hanging out at the mall  The mall is a great location to hang out because there’s so much to do – you can go shopping with friends at the boutiques or just window shop. You can also grab a bite at the food court, where can gossip and eat at the food court with your friends. Sovereign Centre is one of the most popular malls in Jamaica, and it also has a movie theatre.
  • Watching movies  This is always a fun activity, whether you’re going out for a night of fun with your friends to one of the Palace Amusement theatres or simply having a themed movie night at home with a DVD or Amazon/iTunes download.


Gleaner Scholar Abigail Boyd is a proud student of Immaculate Conception High School, where she will begin 6th form in September.