25+ of the best summer bucket list ideas

Make 2021 the best summer ever

Let’s make the most of the summer of 2021! After the year we’ve all had, let’s just acknowledge we’re all still emerging from the shock of the weirdness that social distancing brought into our lifestyle.

It’s time to be in the moment.

Be grateful for fun things to do. (Yay for the vaccine!)

Enjoy the outdoors.

Explore our local areas.

Shop local.

Sip wine at a local restaurant.

Let’s challenge ourselves to stay off the screen and learn something new. Here are summer bucket list ideas to make the most of the season!

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Explore outdoors

Take time to enjoy nature! Pack a picnic, be a photographer, put on your favorite walking shoes and go exploring. Here are some ideas:

Summer bucket list ideas for kids

Make creating this list an activity! Get your kids in on the fun. Creating a summer bucket list (with parental veto power) is way easier and more fun (and less terrifying) than committing to a Yes Day.


summer bucket list ideas

Read for fun. Read for 30 minutes. 15 minutes. 90 minutes. Just set aside time to read a fun, summer beach book. Reese’s Book Club always has the best recommendations with stories you won’t want to put down.


summer bucket list ideas

Try a local restaurant • Make a list of local restaurants you’ve never tried, but want to. Add them into your mix of your favorites when you decide to dine out this summer -and make dining local a priority! Check out our list of must-try local Myrtle Beach restaurants if you need ideas.

Ideas for a summer bucket list for foodies

Foodies, make this a summer to explore your local restaurant scene, try something new, cook with local produce, and test out recipes.

  • Check out a local farmer’s market, and pick out in-season produce to try a new recipe.
  • Learn from YouTube. Check out 3 of our favorite YouTube Cooking Channels to learn new tips, try new recipes, and be entertained.
  • Try a smoker recipe!
  • Find a local wine tasting or dinner to learn more about wine.

summer bucket list ideas

Book a visit to the spa and get a facial or a massage!! You deserve it. Stox & Co. is an amazing locally-owned spa and salon you should add to your list.

More self-care summer bucket list ideas


Support one of these locally-owned, women-owned boutiques and find a pretty dress that makes you feel happy & confident:

Cheers, y’all! Share in the comments what’s made your bucket list this summer 🥂

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