Here are summer bucket list ideas for you to accomplish this year:


  1. Have a backyard party with your family. If you can’t invite all your friends this year, have drinks and food with your closest family without staring at TV and computer screens.
  2. Visit a place you have never been to before. I know we can’t travel much this summer, but you can still find a new destination and travel safely. 
  3. Have breakfast with friends or a breakfast date with your significant other.
  4. Spend the day outdoors, hiking a local trail, and go hammocking.
  5. Read a new book. 
  6. Have a bonfire – and don’t forget s’mores!
  7. Be a tourist in your own city.
  8. Go out on a river and kayak/canoe or just go swimming.
  9. Go on a bike ride around the city.
  10. Go to a garage sale.
  11. Fly a kite on the beach.
  12. Go to an outdoor concert (or zoom to an online concert? Is that a thing yet/still?).
  13. Bake a cheesecake.
  14. Build a sandcastle.
  15. Stargaze.
  16. Go to a water park.
  17. Go to a wine tasting. 
  18. Feed the birds in a square or in a park.
  19. Watch fireworks on the 4th of July.
  20. Have a picnic.
  21. Visit an aquarium.
  22. Go strawberry picking. 
  23. Watch the sunset.
  24. Go on a road trip with friends or family.
  25. Grill outside or go to a BBQ.
  26. Try paddleboarding or kayaking.
  27. Make Sangria.
  28. Volunteer somewhere. Find a cause that you are passionate about and contribute to it.
  29. Go to a museum. Art, history, or science – learn something new. There are many virtual museum experiences as well. 
  30. Eat watermelon and all the other fruit you can find. 
  31. Go to a farmer’s market and get local fruit and veggies.
  32. Grow a plant yourself – buy some planters for your balcony or grow them in your backyard.
  33. Explore a new restaurant in your city.
  34. Call and spend time with a friend you haven’t spoken to in a while.
  35. Visit a zoo.
  36. Find a swimsuit that you love.
  37. Learn to make kombucha yourself.
  38. Watch a drive-in movie – have you ever been to one?
  39. Make a surprise visit to your parents.
  40. Start learning a new language.
  41. Learn a new skill – something you’ve been interested in for a while. I will be practicing piano a lot the summer, but it could be anything – tap dancing, piano, woodworking, pottery. Tell me yours in the comments below!
  42. Engage in a new culture at a street festival – try new food, meet new people, and learn more about a life that’s different from our own!
  43. Have a movie marathon.
  44. Ride in a hot air balloon – there are quite a few hot air balloon festivals out there!
  45. Go a full day without the Internet or TV.
  46. Go backpacking with a friend.
  47. Make homemade ice cream.
  48. Make fresh lemonade.
  49. Get out of the city for a weekend, rent a cabin, or go camping.
  50. Make your own bucket list! Use this list to compile your own!


Credit to Travel Eat Blog website.

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