There are an endless amount of things to do in the summer which is one of the many different reasons why so many people claim it’s the best season, not to mention the healthiest.
While everyone has different likes and interests, as well as different summer plans, we created 10 items that should go on your summer bucket list and they can be found below.
Be a tourist in your own city
We all dream of backpacking in Europe; however, there’s so much value that comes in being a tourist in your own city.
You would be surprised by what you can find when you act like a tourist where you live by exploring restaurants, parks, and under-the-radar attractions that you’ve never been to before. You’ll also learn more about your city.
Catch a game at a ballpark
Baseball and summer go hand in hand, which is why your summer bucket list has to include catching a game at a sporting event venue.
While ballparks like Wrigley Field get a lot of attention (and for good reason), there’s something unique and special about each ballpark.
Go on a road trip
There’s nothing quite like packing up the car and going on a road trip, whether you have every stop planned out or not.
A road trip is also a great time to practice mindfulness and live in the moment, while discovering places you have or haven’t been to before.
Travel is good for mental health, and depending on the stops you make and other factors, road tripping can be one of the cheapest ways to travel.
Learn a new hobby
Summer brings a special kind of power with it. It’s a time when we feel more free, active, and open to new experiences.
In the spirit of that thinking, summer is the ideal time to learn a new hobby, from fly fishing to playing a musical instrument.
Write a short story, song, or paint a picture
Growing up, we all wanted to be artists, whether it be a writer, musician, or painter. Make this the summer you achieve that goal by writing a short story, song, painting a picture, or whatever your creative heart desires.
Have a ‘beach day’ (or weekend)
If you have a site for shore eyes, then you have to make it to the beach this summer, whether you live close to the water or not, and that’s where a beach day or weekend enters the sunny picture.
While many people think of the ocean when it comes to a beach day, a lake or reservoir will do just fine. The point is to get out in the water and soak in the sun.
Become a chef in your own kitchen
How many times have you caught yourself saying … I’d love to cook [fill in the blank] at one point or another?
If you have some time on your hands this summer and are looking for something to do yet want to stay in, then look up your dream recipe and cook a meal you’ve always wanted to make.
As a bonus, cooking is a great skill that will never go out of style.
Run a 5K
Summer is the perfect time to run a 5K. For starters, the weather is nice and there are plenty of 5Ks to enter as a result.
Running a 5K requires making a goal and feeling accomplished when you achieve it.
If you really want to up the ante, then you can enter a mini-marathon or full marathon.
Get lost in a book for an entire day
Getting lost in a book for an entire day is a great way to lock out the outside world for a bit (as well as your phone) and enjoy the words on the page. It can also lead to you creating a healthy habit — reading.
Volunteer at the charity of your choice
Volunteering not only looks good on your resume, but it gives you a sense of purpose and allows you to give back to society.
Even performing a random act of kindness can go a long way.
We all want to do exciting and unique things during the summer and giving back by volunteering is a meaningful and fulfilling plan to add to your bucket list.