Summer is a time to have fun and relax. This summer it’s time to decide what you need to make it amazing. We came with a list of 31 ideas to make sure your summer is exactly what you want it to be.
This blog post is all about the ultimate summer bucket list.
1. Enjoy the Beach
We love going to the beach and enjoying a nice sunny day. We could spend hours swimming in the ocean and lounging on the sand. The beach is great for couples, families and friends. There is bound to be something for everyone, especially if you’re near a boardwalk.
2. Attend a Baseball Game
Baseball season is in full swing by summer, making it a great time to see a game. The weather is nice and it’s a fun outdoor activity. Go to the game and cheer on your team.
3. Read Outside
Summer is also a time for relaxation. Pick a great book and lounge outside. Reading outside is one of our favorite warm weather activities.
4. Go Hiking
Enjoy nature and picturesque views this summer. If you want to get active, hiking is one of the ways to do it.
5. Swim in a Pool
If you’re not near a beach, the pool is another great option. Spend some time at a local pool and cool off during the hotter days of the year.
6. Make Ice Cream
If you’re looking for a fun activity you can do at home, try making homemade ice cream. You’re going to have a delicious treat and be proud of your efforts.
7. Plan a Road Trip
Nothing says summer like a road trip. It’s definitely time to plan a fun adventure. Whether it’s a family trip or with you friend group, everyone can make a road trip fun.
8. Attend a Festival
Festivals can be for so many things. A lot of places have food festivals this time for year. But there are so many other festival options, like ones for art and films.
9. Visit a Drive-In
A drive-in movie a creative and unique date night idea. Drive-ins still exist and it’s an exciting way to watch a movie.
10. Visit an Amusement Park
For thrill seekers, there is nothing better than visiting an amusement park and riding every rollercoaster there.
11. Host an Outdoor Party
Host a big outdoor party for your friends and family. It could be in a backyard or at a park. You could make it a barbeque or pick fun theme. It’s just nice to get your favorite people together and have quality time.
12. Buy Produce at a Farmer’s Market
Farmer’s markets are a great place to buy fresh produce. Stock up on seasonal items for your kitchen. We love to eat strawberries and watermelon this time of year.
13. Make Frozen Cocktails
Cocktails or mocktails are a refreshing treat on hot summer days. Make your favorite drink frozen and enjoy it outside.
14. See an Outdoor Concert
A lot of places have free outdoor concerts over the summer. It’s a great way to get out and learn about some local talent. There are also plenty of summer music festivals with bigger acts this time of year.
15. Visit a Park
A park is a the perfect place to take kids. It can also be a place for adults to hangout too. It depends on the type of parks. parks range for swing sets to large national parks.
16. Have a Picnic
Picnics can be very romantic. Grab a cute picnic basket and a cozy blanket to put on the ground. Then pack your favorite food and drinks. Then find a scenic location and enjoy the time together. Sunset is a great time to have a picnic.
17. Find a Local Fair
County fairs and state fairs have something for everyone. You can find rides, games and vendors. There’s also usually some type of competition.
18. Visit a Waterpark
Wan a thrill while keeping cool? Waterparks are such a fun option. Waterparks have a variety of slides usually, ranging from slides for children, to a thriller slides, to pools and lazy rivers.
19. Plan an Outdoor Date Night
Plan a date night that has to take place outside. There are many options, like outdoor movies, dining outdoors or attending an outdoor event.
20. Go Bowling
Bowling seems to be a popular summer activity, even if it is indoors.
Get out on the water and enjoy an active day. Find a picturesque lake or river and enjoy the day.
22. Watch the Sunset/Sunrise
If you love the colors of sunrise and sunset, make an effort to find a beautiful viewpoint one day. Don’t forget to bring your camera.
23. Have a Bonfire and Make S’mores
There’s nothing like hanging out by a fire and making s’mores. It’s a really great activity to do with a group of friends.
24. Find a Good Stargazing Location
On a clear night, find a location away from city lights to stargaze. Enjoy the view and make out all the constellations that you can.
25. Organize a Beach Volleyball Game
Beach volleyball is popular and perfect if you have a large group. Make the competition interesting by making sure the winning team gets a prize.
26. Go for a Bike Ride
Grab your bike and explore someplace new. The great thing about bikes is that it’s a way to see a variety of places. You can bike around a city or in more rural areas.
27. Explore Your City on an Electric Scooter
This is super touristy, but it could also be a new way to see your city. Don’t be afraid to look silly if you’re having fun.
28. Climb a Tree
You don’t need to be a kid to climb a tree. Bring out your inner child and find a sturdy tree to climb. It’s fun and freeing.
29. Try a Ropes Course
For those who want an adventure and to test their skills, try a ropes course. Most places have different levels ranging from beginner to advanced.
Get out on the water and get ready for an exciting day. Rafting trips can be fun for the whole family or for friend trips. For a bigger thrill, try white water rafting.
Seriously, just take time to do nothing this summer. Focus on self-care and what you need. Sometimes things get really busy, so it’s important to take the time to unwind.