Summer is just around the corner and hopefully things will start to return to normal. I have created a perfect summer bucket list, as well as a summer bucket lsit printable you can use! Here are 40 summer bucket list ideas for you to try this summer!
Summer Bucket List
1. Go on a road trip
A road trip is such a fun idea for the summer time! I am going on a road trip over Memorial Day Weekend to upstate New York, and then hopefully another over the 4th of July.
2. Go to a baseball game
Hopefully baseball season will happen this year. I can’t wait to see a baseball game and eat ALL the food!
3. Make a summer playlist
Make a playlist of all your favorite songs that feel like summer. Will be perfect to use when you have friends over and to listen to all summer long.
4. Play mini golf
Mini golf is such a fun activity to do with friends, family, or your boyfriend.
5. Go to the beach
I LOVE the beach. This is definitely one of my favorite things to do in the summer time.
6. Go to an outdoor movie
Outdoor movies are so fun! I love going to movies in the park or the drive in movie theater. Make sure to bring some tasty snacks.
7. Make s’mores
Who doesn’t love s’mores? So delicious and a fun activity to do.
8. Have a bonfire
Having a bonfire with friends is such a fun summer bucket list idea. This is one of the number one things I want to do this summer.
9. Watch fireworks
You have to see fireworks at some point over the summer. The 4th of July always has a ton of opportunities to see fantastic fireworks.
10. Go kayaking
Kayaking is such a fun activity to do and a great summer date idea.
11. Eat ice cream
Ice cream in the summer, need I say more?
12. Have a water balloon fight
This is such a fun idea to do with your friends or family!
13. Have a cook out
Invite all your friends over, make some good food and drinks, and just relax.
14. Go camping
Go away for the weekend camping or even just camp in your backyard! Either is a fun idea.
Lay outside and just look at the stars. So relaxing and a great date idea.
16. Have a pool day
Relax by the pool and work on your tan for the whole day? Yes please! You can also look good while doing it with these pool floaties. These two floaties are from Amazon and are so cute!!
Sangria is the perfect summer drink, so you should definitely add making it to your summer bucket list! Perfect for sipping on by the pool or at dinner.
18. Collect seashells
If you’re at the beach you definitely need to spend some time collecting seashells. Bring them home with you and put them in a jar for decoration.
19. Go on a hike
Make the most of the warm weather and get out in nature for a hike. Bonus points if you try a new hike.
20. Make popsicles
Have fun making popsicles and then enjoy them too. These popsicle molds are the ones I am getting from Amazon, they have such great reviews!
There are so many fun activities to do at the lake! Or it is the perfect place to just relax. This is definitely at the top of my summer bucket list.
22. Go on a bike ride
Riding your bike can be very relaxing and a good way to get some exercise.
23. Visit a winery
Winery’s are such beautiful places to visit and drink some good wine. You can even take a picnic lunch, which ties in to #24.
24. Go on a picnic
Picnics are so much fun! Pack a yummy lunch and go on a picnic with your friends or for a date.
25. Paddle boarding
If you have never tried paddle boarding it is something you need to add to your summer bucket list! It is a lot more difficult than it looks.
26. Tie dye shirts
This is such a fun activity to do. I recently did this on a sweatshirt and t-shirts and love how it turned out. This is the kit I bought from Amazon, and you can use old clothes you have at home or buy a white shirt online.
Is it really summer if you didn’t watch the sunset at least once? I love to see the sunset over the mountains or the beach.
28. See a sunrise
Wake up early one morning and see the sunrise. If you visit the beach, mountains, or the lake try and do it then when it will be extra beautiful!
29. Feed ducks
Go to your local pond and feed some cute ducks.
30. Go berry picking
Berry picking is such a fun activity and you come away from it with delicious berries.
31. Visit a Farmer’s Market
Explore your local Farmer’s Market and maybe even pick up some groceries to cook a yummy dinner.
32. Have a movie marathon
Perfect for a rainy summer’s day. Harry Potter and High School Musical are always great movies for a movie marathon.
33. See a waterfall
There are so many waterfalls places that you would not expect! Hike to one and swim if you are able to.
34. Day drink by the pool with friends
If you are over 21 make your pool day even more fun by adding some cocktails.
35. Go to an outdoor brunch
Enjoy the sun and do brunch outdoors.
36. Explore a new city
Explore a city you have never been to before, or revisit an old favorite.
37. Catch fireflies
Pull out a mason jar and catch some fireflies!
38. Make alcoholic popsicles
More fun than regular popsicles for sure! Delish has some great recipes, including the strawberry mojito pops above, and moscow mule pops!
39. Read a book
Take some time to read a book or two. It’s always nice to read by the pool or in your backyard. My favorite book I have read recently was the Crazy Rich Asians series.
40. Visit a garden
See all the pretty flowers and trees at your local garden.
I hope you have found some great summer bucket list ideas! As always, thanks for reading.