A Bucket List for Summer Fun

Summer. A time to relax, unwind, and enjoy what the sunny season brings. From movies and concerts to picnics and hikes, summer has loads of activities to offer. Although after a few weeks most teens and young adults run out of things to do and end up with the “I am bored on the couch watching TV” type of summer.

Luckily, I am here to put an end to that mindset and jump start your summer with 41 bucket list ideas that apply to any city!

  1. Go to a drive through wildlife safari or the zoo
  2. Visit your local Farmer’s Market
  3. Volunteer at a Humane Society
  4. Float in nearby river
  5. Go tour your state’s capitol
  6. Try kayaking
  7. Find a recipe and make it
  8. Have a bonfire
  9. Attend a live concert
  10. Meet someone new
  11. Visit a friend in another city or state
  12. Read a book
  13. Go thrift shopping
  14. Watch the sun rise
  15. Go to an art gallery
  16. Participate in karaoke night
  17. Take a pottery class
  18. Go on a hike or walk a trail
  19. Celebrate your half birthday
  20. Go to an amusement park
  21. Watch a movie at a drive-in
  22. Attend your state fair
  23. Make your own popsicles
  24. Go to a baseball game
  25. Relax by the pool
  26. Wakeboard or water ski at the lake
  27. Visit a local coffee shop
  28. Go fishing
  29. Plant a flower or a tree
  30. Participate in a running or walking 5K
  31. Rent or use a bike and ride around your city
  32. Attend the premier of a movie
  33. Go to the beach
  34. Clean out your closet and make some summer money
  35. Go rollerblading or indoor ice skating
  36. Fly a kite
  37. Stargaze
  38. Attend a yoga class
  39. Have a favorite movie marathon (Disney, Harry Potter, Lord of the Rings)
  40. Go camping
  41. Document it all

Inspired by this list are some common themes. For example, enjoy the outdoors. Stargazing and flying kites might remind you of your youth, but the carefree days outdoors don’t have to be over. Grab a friend and hit the park, you will not be disappointed by the adventure it brings.

I strongly encourage you to use this as a muse for your own bucket list. Enjoy this summer, mark things off the list, take pictures to remember each activity by, and make a bucket list collage when you finish!

Pearson Students – which of these ideas do you see yourself trying this summer? Share by commenting below!



Danielle Foster is a student at the University of Mississippi, known more commonly as Ole Miss. She is majoring in Hospitality Management with a minor in Business, and serves as a Pearson Campus Ambassador. Danielle loves being busy and is heavily involved on campus due to her passion for Ole Miss. She is an Orientation Leader and participates in many campus organizations including Phi Mu, Safe Ride, and the Associated Student Body. Danielle also works for Ole Miss Athletics as a student manager for football and as an intern for the Ole Miss Admissions office. Originally from San Antonio, Danielle’s favorite things include Texas, Ole Miss, running, and Drake.

Danielle is a Pearson Student Insider. To learn more about the program and apply, click here.


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