The hot weather this past weekend made staying in more appealing for a lot of us than braving the heat. But between visiting rescued animals, hanging out poolside in Vegas, and going to an outdoor concert, our readers didn't let the high temperatures stop them from ringing in July with style and having what seemed like the best weekend ever.

Just in case you forgot, the premise of "Best Weekend Ever" is that as much as we look forward to the weekend (even when it's only Monday), it's also fun to look back on the amazing couple of days you just had and appreciate that time.

Check out the photos below, and don't forget to take a snapshot of your favorite moment next weekend and send it to We'll feature it in next week's Best Weekend Ever slideshow.

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  • Sarah

    I went to visit rescued animals with my boyfriend David at The Gentle Barn this weekend in Santa Clarita California. One of my favorite things to do.

  • Jen

    Attached is a picture from this past weekend. New York City was mighty hot and while stumbling around Times Square I noticed this inspirational sign from Lulu Lemon, letting us girls know it's okay to be a little sweaty! Be who you are, even when its 90 + degrees!

  • Stephanie

    Spent the weekend kicking it poolside and doing it BIG- family style- in Vegas! Me (crouched in front) with all my girl cousins (from left to right), Michelle, Arlene, Catherine, Cienna, and Jocelyn. It was an awesome family trip!

  • Ann

    My 11-year-old son taking (my) polar bear challenge in a mountain lake in the Eastern Sierra Mountains of California. Hiking, camping, and seriously frigid lakes!

  • Angela

  • Tera

    My daughter Madison (8) and I enjoyed our last weekend together at Legoland California, before she's off to visit her father in Atlanta for the summer.

  • Jodie

    This is my fun weekend. I scored all of this for $10 at a garage sale and now I'm sorting it and scheming about what I'm going to do with it all. I have more pics if you want more!

  • Grace

    Location: Indrayanti Beach, East Java, Indonesia.

  • Janet

    We did do something fun this weekend - got a rare glimpse of Big Foot on the way to Mt St Helen's. My mom, sister and I are on vacation from hot SW Florida

  • Jennifer

    I am the founder of The Liquid Project which is soon to launch a blog called Spirited Sirens, focusing on educating women in the area of craft spirits and cocktails. This weekend was my bday and 15 girlfriends joined me at a local lounge where we blind-tasted scotch, irish and american whiskies. The results were positive and interesting. Then we danced a lot.

  • Ashley

    I got to meet James Murphy of LCD Soundsystem. It made my summer!

  • Chochu

    Celebrating Canada Day in style!

  • Danielle

    My sister, Kirsten's bachelorette party! She's getting married July 14 at West Point. My sister Megan is the girl on the left and I am the one all the way to the right. We started the bachelorette party at the Harmony Tea house in Westwood, NJ. It was a great time. I highly recommend it!!

  • Jennifer

    Got a new Wheaten Terrier puppy named Sheldon

  • Danielle

    Fed some giraffes!

  • Jenny

    Boating in the "playpen" of Lake Michigan. Yeah Chicago :)

  • Cindi

    Had a yard sale with hubby do we can rent out our family home and move to the beach house love nest we just got. Happy empty nester!

  • Jessica

  • Maria

    My friends and I went to the Brothers of the Sun Tour at Paul Brown Stadium in Cincinnati, Ohio. The concert headliners were Tim McGraw and Kenny Chesney, and featured appearances by Grace Potter and Bret Michaels!

  • Scott

    This is how to chill and beat the heat in Sea Bright NJ. Linda pondering her soon to be finished book about her Grammy Experience. 51 year old Independent artist gets nominated for a Grammy, exposing her music to peers with ears using Social Networking.

  • Mellow

    Submitting law school requirements and learning Spanish!

  • Christine

    Spent the weekend (and week) working the US Olympic Swim Team Trials in Omaha, NB!