The Greatest Summer Bucket List To Seize The Summertime

Summer is one of the best times to have some fun! Maybe summer isn’t as exciting as it used to be when we were kids because some crazy person decided that adults don’t get the summer off?? BUT with the right summer bucket list, this summer can still be a blast!

We have all had a bucket list at some point. You may have one for life in general or you might make them for specific things (like the summer)! Summer is so full of potential so why not seize it and do something extra fun and special?!

If you are skeptical if you can fit in all the activities then creating a bucket list can be super helpful. We love a nice, tidy list that keeps us on track! Am I right? So, grab your cutest bathing suit and your fav drink, and let’s get to work on the BEST summer bucket list! 

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Summer bucket list activities 

There is a lot to do in the summer! But you may still have trouble thinking of all the things you can (and should do). Here are some ideas for your summer bucket list:

1- Hit up the drive-in to watch a movie

2- Or, grab a projector and have an outdoor movie night at home 

3- Do an outdoor workout class 

4- Go rollerblading (this is a popular thing to do around the Sea Wall in Vancouver)

5- Have a picnic with a cute picnic basket 

6- Play on a slip and slide like you did when you were a kid (just be careful because well, you’re old now lol)

7- Road trip! 

8- Create the perfect summer playlist 

9- Head to the beach (but make sure to wear some sunscreen)

10- Build a sand castle!

11- Have a board game night (I love games like Catan and Scattegories)

12- Watch a fireworks show 

13- Make your own homemade lemonade 

14- Go swimming at an outdoor pool 

15- Visit a local museum and learn something new 

16- Enjoy a drink on a boat 

17- Sign up for a pub crawl 

18- Or, play Pub Golf if you are feeling like a party 

19- Go camping 

20- Read all the books you want 

21- Learn to garden 

22- Make root beer floats 

23- Hit up a local farmers market 

24- Have a BBQ with your friends 

25- Go wine tasting (some of my favs are in Kelowna, BC: Blind Tiger, Quails Gate, Gray Monk, Arrowleaf Cellars)

26- Go to a sports game and enjoy a hot dog!

27- Have a water balloon fight 

28- Head to the mountains on an ATV

29- Do a deep “summer clean” 

30- Go to a bonfire

31- Make your own sangria (+ make sure you have a pitcher)

32- Rent an Airbnb somewhere in the wilderness 

33- Watch an outdoor concert 

34- Take a day or two off work just for you 

35- Make smores (I did this recently and it was so fun and yummy)

36- Get in the car and drive somewhere remote to star gaze!

37- Get a tattoo 

38- Vacation somewhere you’ve never been before 

39- Learn to make a signature summer cocktail to impress your friends 

40- Go swimsuit shopping and treat yourself 

41- Have some drinks by the pool 

42- Get in your cozies and watch a summer thunderstorm

43- Buy a pizza oven and make homemade pizza

44- Throw an outdoor party and decorate with fairy lights 

45- Send a postcard to a friend or family member

46- Float down the river on a tube

47- Relax with a paint by numbers craft 

48- Go to a music festival

49- Make up a drinking game with your friends 

50- Get your nails done in fun, bright colors

51- Order pizza to the beach 

52- Pick apples and make an apple pie

53- Ride your bike on some relaxing trails

54- Go to your local waterslides

55- Tell scary stories around a campfire

56- Focus on your self-care and use a self-care guided journal

56 summer bucket list ideas for the best summer
How to have the best summer: a summer bucket list

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So, what do you hope to do this summer? Will you be creating your own bucket list? I would love to hear what makes it on your list!!

Until next time,


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