You’re a responsible member of society. You work hard and run errands and have relationships to tend to. But why not make this summer the most fun summer of your life? Why not show the youngsters how to enjoy being alive?

At Enjoying the Art of Living, we’re all about finding those tiny shifts that’ll make each day more beautiful. You don’t need a long, expensive vacation to experience fresh new things, feel yourself grow and make adventurous memories. You just need to decide that this summer, you’ll wring the best out of each day.

This ultimate summer bucket list for adults is full of summer activities that’ll get you out of the house and into the great outdoors, away from your screen and connecting with friends and doing the things you’ve meant to do forever but haven’t carved out the time to yet.

So here it is, your 50-item, adult-approved 2021 summer bucket list:

  1. Host a BBQ
  2. Attend a film festival
  3. Go outside and paint a picture of the landscape
  4. Try boogey boarding
  5. Take a really long walk
  6. Volunteer at a soup kitchen
  7. Find a podcast you love
  8. Go makeup free for a day
  9. Visit a touristy spot in your own town
  10. Read a book on your “must read” list
  11. Go fishing
  12. See a play at your community theatre
  13. Tackle some yard work
  14. Sip basil lemonade
  15. Get a coloring book
  16. Go on a hike
  17. Write a friend a handwritten letter
  18. Get a new haircut
  19. Try a cleanse
  20. Make popsicles
  21. Wander in a museum
  22. Do a random act of kindness
  23. Gaze at the stars
  24. Reconnect with an old friend
  25. Play board games with nursing home residents
  26. Buy a new bra
  27. Try a new restaurant and pick a table outside
  28. Visit a national park
  29. Have a picnic
  30. Do a wine tasting
  31. Ride a horse
  32. Watch a movie that feels nostalgic
  33. Rollerblade
  34. Have a technology-free day
  35. Get your groceries at a farmer’s market
  36. See some live music
  37. Try a new, light dinner recipe
  38. Find a pretty path and go for a bike ride
  39. Go canoeing or kayaking
  40. Visit a neighboring town
  41. Go to the fair
  42. Ride in a hot air balloon
  43. Make a bonfire
  44. Do a fun DIY for your home
  45. Go to the zoo
  46. Attend a MeetUp & make new friends
  47. Visit a relative
  48. Watch fireworks
  49. Get a pedicure
  50. Go outside in the rain

Which items are you excited to try? And what would you add to the list?

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