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Somewhere down the road, the steamy season got a rep for being lazy and hazy — which is not really a bad thing — but this time around, summer is going to be so much more. And up ahead, we've got 29 reasons to prove it.
We've created the ultimate checklist of what to buy, what to do, and what to absolutely not miss before fall creeps in once again. Sure, we can't promise summer '13 will bring you perfect weather or a dreamy fling, but this list is filled with guaranteed hits. Read on, and then get to checkin'.
Illustrated by Ammiel Mendoza