Super awesome bucket list ideas for Summer

Since summertime is officially upon us, I thought it would be fun to put some bucket list ideas for summer down on paper, and guess what?! I’ve come up with 150 super awesome bucket list ideas for summer!

There are so many fun things to do in the summer for both old and young! There are many items on this bucket list that can work all year round! It depends on where you live in the world and your climate, of course.

I’ve added all kinds of summer bucket list activities, big adventure ideas, and small little to-do’s. ENJOY!

150 Bucket List Ideas for Summer:

  1. Head for the beach.
  2. Go to an Amusement Park
  3. Pick Strawberries
  4. Blow giant bubbles
  5. Adopt a new pet
  6. Organize a neighborhood block party
  7. Start a stretching routine
  8. Go ice skating
  9. Learn to make past
  10. Ride a ferris wheel
Summer bucket list ideas

There’s just something about ferris wheels….

  1. Attend an outdoor concert
  2. Ride a Ferris Wheel
  3. Plan an international vacation
  4. Buy a hammock
  5. Play on a Slip-n-Slide
  6. Take a road trip
  7.  Go to the park & feed the ducks
  8. Grow an organic garden
  9. Go to a 4th of July parade
  10. Have a picnic

Don’t you just love a good fourth of July Parade?!

150 summer bucket list ideas
  1. Make mosaic stepping stones
  2. Put a birdbath in the yard
  3. Take a cooking class
  4. Go on a hot air balloon ride
  5. Clean out the garage
  6. Run through sprinklers
  7. Try coconut water
  8. Put a hummingbird feeder outside
  9. Go fishing
  10. Visit the Grand Canyon

When is the last time you had a good old fashioned water ballon fight?

  1. Go to a baseball game
  2. Wash your car
  3. Go whitewater rafting
  4. Make tie-dye t-shirts 
  5. Have a squirt gun or water balloon fight
  6. Watch movies outside
  7. Play green light red light 
  8. Plant a garden
  9. Do a digital detox
  10. Make a summertime playlist

Our family love’s making ty-dye t-shirts together!

summertime bucket list ideas
  1. Go to a nearby festival
  2. Catch Fireflies
  3. Go waterskiing
  4. Start using a Whoop!
  5. Run a marathon
  6. Have a bonfire on the beach
  7. Go wine tasting
  8. Learn to play golf
  9. Paddle a canoe
  10. Go for a long drive

Ok! You won’t catch me on a rollar coaster-but I had to include it!

  1. Make homemade salsa
  2. Tell ghost stories
  3. Get a tattoo
  4. Go to a farmer’s market
  5. Make a vision board
  6. Read good book
  7. Fly a kite!
  8. Start a bird feeder (or make one!)
  9. Ride a roller coaster
  10. Learn to play chess

Going to the farmer’s market is a fun year-round actitivty that we love!

summer bucket list ideas-go to the farmers market
  1. Go to a drive-in movie (How long has it been since you went to the drive in?)
  2. Learn to paint or draw
  3. Visit an art museum
  4. Wear a bikini
  5. Have a garage sale
  6. Organize a family reunion
  7. Go miniature golfing
  8. Plant sunflowers (Sunflowers will grow anywhere!)
  9. Watch the sunset
  10. Make homemade pickle’s

I love cleaning out those closets and having a garage sale!

summer bucket list ideas-have a garage sale
  1. Visit a theme park
  2. Start a gratitude journal
  3. Gaze at the stars (there’s an app for that!)
  4. Start to compost 
  5. Try Sushi
  6. Go skinny dipping
  7. Make peach cobbler
  8. Try a salt float
  9. Call an old friend
  10. Go paddleboarding

Forest Gump is my all time favorite movie! What’s yours?

  1. Declutter the house
  2. Go on a cruise (maybe put this one on pause for awhile #covid19)
  3. Have a gunny-sack race
  4. Watch Forest Gump
  5. Go snorkeling.
  6. Ride bumper cars
  7. Organize the pantry
  8. Go camping or glamping (which ever the case may be)
  9. Start a self-care routine
  10. Take an art class (There are great online art classes available!)

We’ve made so many family memoiries on our camping trips!

go camping!
  1. Sleep under the Stars (It’s fun to set up the tent in the backyard!)
  2. Get a new haircut
  3. Bake an apple pie
  4. Go horseback riding
  5. Visit a planetarium
  6. Have a game night with friends
  7. Start an affirmation wall
  8. Eat cotton candy
  9. Watch fireworks
  10. Go to a rodeo!

There is nothing like homemade apple pie (with vanilla ice cream of course!)

bake an apple pie: summer bucket list ideas
  1. Rent an RV and go!
  2. Get your passport
  3. Try Bungie jumping
  4. Go on a day hike
  5. Host a progressive dinner party
  6. Watch the sunrise (It’s worth the early call!)
  7. Build a treehouse
  8. Go grunion hunting
  9. Have your portrait taken
  1. Green up the house with plants!
  2. Start a new hobby
  3. Make homemade ice Cream
  4. Listen to an audiobook
  5. Go wild berry picking (and then make jam or cobbler!)
  6. Play backgammon
  7. Make homemade jam
  8. Have a spa day with friends
  9. Learn to play tennis
  10. Visit the zoo
  11. Or a butterfly habitate

Picking wild berries is always a summertime highlight!

summertime bucket list ideas-go berry picking
  1. Go sky diving
  2. Learn to meditate
  3. Make smores with friends. YUMMY!
  4. Donate unused clothing (simplify) 
  5. Update your wardrobe
  6. Get a tattoo
  7. Visit an escape room (so fun!)
  8. Learn how to Surf
  9. Go to the horse track

Meditation can be a game-changer! Try it.

bucket list ideas for summer
  1. Play GO FISH!
  2. Give blood
  3. Plant a rose garden
  4. Go for a bike ride (family bike rides are the best!)
  5. Learn Yoga
  6. Visit a speedway
  7. Take a ferry boat ride (I miss Seattle)
  8. Hang a windchime outside
  9. Compete in a chili cook-off
  10. Listen to a podcast
  11. Volunteer at the local food bank

Building sandcastles with the kids is one of the best things ever!

  1. Visit a working farm
  2. Build a sand castle
  3. Go sailing (or learn to sail)
  4. Go to a local home and garden show
  5. Make homemade lemonade
  6. Start a dream journal
  7. Visit a local resort for the day
  8. Plant a tree
  9. Visit a national monument
  10. Do the New York Crossword

There ya go! 150 Awesome Bucket list ideas for Summer!

What are your favorite bucket list ideas for summer? I am looking forward to crossing several of these off my list for Summer 2021! First on my list?! I want to make some homemade ice cream!

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Until next time,

XO, Christine

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