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Spring/Summer Bucket List

Life · May 16, 2017

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We are already a couple of weeks into May. I can’t believe how fast this year is flying by! We are almost to summer and while this is a spring/summer bucket list, most of the items are warmer weather related and can be used for spring and summer months!

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Spring/Summer Bucket List

  • Go for lots of walks
  • Go for a hike
  • Go fishing
  • Take a trip to the lake
  • Visit a local Arboretum or botanical garden
  • Visit a waterpark
  • Go to the beach (if you live near one)
  • Plan a road trip
  • Explore a new city near you
  • Decorate your home for the spring/summer months
  • Plant a vegetable garden
  • Plant flowers
  • Spring clean your house
  • Purge your closet of clothes you haven’t worn in over a year
  • Make a DIY spring wreath for your door
  • Take up a new sport or hobby
  • Bake cookies for your neighbors
  • Host a cookout for friends/family
  • Buy ice cream from an ice cream truck
  • Buy lemonade from a lemonade stand
  • Volunteer for a local charity
  • Throw a pool party
  • Buy a new bathing suit you feel amazing in
  • Go on a picnic
  • Run through the sprinklers
  • Read a book
  • Find a new fitness class to enjoy
  • Enjoy the fireworks

What Spring/Summer bucket list items would you add to this list?

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  • 36 thoughts on “Spring/Summer Bucket List

    1. Robin Rue

      We just got our beach parking pass, so we will be at the beach for most of the summer. Then we have Disney in August and will spend some time at our condo in NH – by then the summer will be over already ;(

    2. Nicole Anderson

      As someone who loves the great outdoors and is a keen camper and hiker, it was great to see the first 8 items of your list were all connected with the outdoors! And what better place to be for Spring/Summer? It keeps us all healthy…mind and body! Hope you have a great season.

    3. Chlo

      This has really inspired me to make some bucket list aimed goals for the rest of this year or maybe next 🙂 I loved reading through yours, it gave me some really great ideas and I can’t wait to possibly hear the stories behind some of them and completing them in your posts!

      Chloe @

    4. Kristin Cook

      I leave for the beach tomorrow and I am thrilled. That is always #1 on my list and I am so glad I am already getting to go for a few days! I also always try to eat a bunch of watermelon and cantaloupe while they are in season! lol

    5. Divya

      Can you believe I’ve never gone fishing before? I mean, aside from a few camping things when we were younger (but that didn’t count because we just used a stick and some old cheese!)

      Maybe I need to add that to my bucket list this summer!

    6. Alex

      I agree with you! This year is flying by! My boys will be out of school, for the summer, next Thursday. I need to work on our summer bucket list!

    7. Nicola @ Happy Healthy Motivated

      It always ends up being fall before I even think about a summer bucket list. Thanks so much for sharing yours and reminding me early! I’m going to write mine tonight and might just steal a few ideas from you…especially throwing a pool party!

    8. Joline

      You pretty much covered what we want to do this summer 🙂 Toronto hosts lots of summer festivals too and this year we hope to attend more of them.

    9. Jennifer

      I love this list as most of the suggestions are either very low cost or free! There are a lot of fun free things to do in summer! I am visiting you today from Blogging with Heart!!

    10. Lauren C. Moye

      This is a great list! Thank you so much for putting this together. Everything you wrote sounds like so much fun and (with the exception of vegetable gardening since we lease) were things that I wanted to do.

    11. Liz

      What a great list! We definitely want to do more weekend day trips around our area this summer, I love the idea of making a mini bucket list for a season so you remember to get out there and do everything you’ve always been meaning to!

    12. Jennifer Enoch

      Hey, I’ve been wanting to start on a DIY wreath! I just got one at a yard sale, and it’s perfect for upcycling. I can’t wait to see how it turns out. Good luck on your list.

    13. Johanne

      Love the list, it’s pretty complete! I’m going to add a trip to the islands. I live in the Netherlands and we have six small islands close by. A lot of go there for one day to enjoy the beach and sea.

    14. Liz Mays

      This is a good list! I need to prioritize some summer activities that take advantage of the weather. Some picnics and cookouts would be nice.

    15. CourtneyLynne

      Ooooo looks like you’re ready for summer!!! So am I! Now only if the weather here in NY would cooperate that would be great!

    16. Robin

      I absolutely love this list! I’m looking out over my backyard right now, with my freshly planted garden, new fire pit, new canoe, and hammock by the river… plus a stack of books that I just picked up from our local library sale. That’s my summer bucket list right there!

    17. Farrah

      I’m definitely liking this list! :] I’m hoping to do a lot more outdoorsy things for the rest of spring/summer if my schedule allows for it! :] I really need to do a closet purge too!

    18. lisa

      This is a great list and I’m stealing a few ideas for mine! Already started decorating for summer and have a list of local cities to explore!

    19. Erica Schwarz

      You’re right this year is flying by – did April even HAPPEN? Loving this list – I see so many things that are on my list too! Especially getting outside for walks.


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