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The Summer Bucket List You Didn’t Know You Needed

Summer break is the best time to try new foods, go to new places and learn new skills. This bucket list will help you beat summer boredom and get creative. These activities are things you can do alone, with a friend or even with a larger group. They encourage you to stay home, get outside or visit someplace new. 

  • Make your own Starbucks drinks
  • Have a water balloon fight 
  • Have a picnic
  • Mini golf
  • Go hiking
  • Visit a museum
  • Plant some flowers
  • Have a movie marathon
  • Go to the beach
  • Make s’mores with different types of chocolate and determine the best
  • Watch the sunrise
  • Go for a bike ride
  • Go to a local baseball game
  • Visit a museum
  • Invent a new game
  • Try a new sport
  • Pick strawberries
  • Ride on a ferris wheel
  • Take a road trip
  • Go on a slip-and-slide
  • Tie dye some of your old clothes
  • Visit your local farmer’s market
  • Paddle in a kayak
  • Go camping
  • Go to a drive-in movie
  • Bake cookies from scratch. Here is my favorite recipe. 
  • Take a boat ride
  • Fly a kite
  • Stargaze
  • Make friendship bracelets, necklaces or keychains
  • Visit a zoo
  • Have a photo shoot
  • Go thrifting
  • Make a scrapbook
  • Go rock climbing
  • Run through the sprinklers
  • Make a homemade pizza
  • Make a vision board
  • Make a summer playlist (or listen to our’s)
  • Paint on a canvas
  • Go-karting
  • Write a letter to your future self (or your past self)
  • Visit a museum 
  • Have a spa day
  • Go to a concert
  • Meditate
  • Try learning a new language
  • Go horseback riding
My name is Julia Canellis. I am a journalism major at the University of Missouri with hopes of attending law school. I am from Chicago, Illinois and I love playing tennis and listening to podcasts in my free time. Email: [email protected]
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