27 Things You MUST Do this Summer!


The ultimate summer bucket list for you and your family. Enjoy the greatest summer ever with these ideas for you and your family:

1. Swim in a Natural Body of Water

It’s summer, you just have to.

2. Barbecue

The smell of meat cooking while sitting outside in lawn chairs is just so summeresque.

3. Buy a Swimsuit You Love

You deserve to feel great this summer. Use this site to determine the perfect swimsuit for you.

4. Star Gaze

There is something so magical about lying in the grass, looking up into the heavens, and staring at the stars. Let yourself be blown away by the wonder and vastness of the skies. You may even get to wish upon a shooting star.

5. Go Camping

Even if it’s in your own backyard.

6. Go to a Drive-in Movie

Or you can create your own outdoor movie experience. Make popcorn, eat candy and get comfy with lots and lots of pillows and blankets.

7. Ride a Boat

Whether it’s a ski boat, ferry, or kayak – ride a boat!

8. Read a Book for FUN

Here is a list of great books to get you started. Order one online or stop by your local library. Have a book handy when you go to the pool or relax at home. Summer is the perfect time to get caught up on reading.

9. Take a Sunset Walk

10. Rock out in Your Car with the Windows Down

No shame.

11. Go to a Rodeo

If you’ve never been before – GO! Rodeos are so fun and entertaining. Warning: your heart may skip a few beats while watching bull riding and wild broncos. It’s okay though, it adds to the thrill and excitement of rodeo.

12. Pick Fruit

Straight from the tree.

13. Watch Fireworks

You should also (carefully) set some off!

14. Go an Entire Day without Getting Ready

Because you can.

15. Sleep in as Late as You Can

Also because you can.

16. Slide down a Waterslide

I mean, who doesn’t love adrenaline, water, and wedgies?

17. Go to a Concert

Summer is the best time to take advantage of concert tours, state fairs, and music festivals. Check online to see what’s going on around you.

18. Complete a House Project

That project you’ve been wanting to do all year? Now’s the perfect time!

19. Change your Hair

Chop it off so it’s cool and breezy for the summer, add some highlights, or just let it do its thing.

20. Go on a Bike Ride

21. Draw with Chalk

Create a chalk masterpiece. Draw some flowers or write a quote. Outline your friend or child. Or, drawing a Hopscotch is always a classic.

22. Learn New Skills

Like… cooking, basic car mechanics, first-aid, swimming, or surfing. Summer is the perfect time to acquire a new skill.

23. Have a Bonfire

S’mores are a must. You should also experiment with other options like roasting Starburts’ candies. Seriously!

24. Visit Somewhere New

Go far or go near. But go!

25. Go to a Baseball Game

Let me “root, root, root” for the home team, if they don’t win it’s a shame. For it’s one, two, three strikes you’re out at the old ball game.

26. Fall Asleep in the Sun

It’s the greatest. (Just don’t get sunburned.)

27. Water Fight!

What else would you add to this summer’s fun list?

Editor’s note: This article was first published on Family Share. It has been republished here with permission by the Family Share Network.

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