Summer Wishlist 2017

Here are some rad activities, goals, foods, and ideas to add to your Summer Wishlist for 2017. 



  • Blow bubbles
  • Swim in a pool, lake, ocean or river
  • Catch fireflies
  • Shopping trip (treat yo' self!)
  • Dine at a fancy restaurant
  • See three movies in theaters
  • Water gun or water balloon fight
  • Jump rope
  • Play with sidewalk chalk (the possibilities are endless)
  • Construct a blanket fort
  • Shoot at the local gun range
  • Tailgate
  • Tubing
  • Picnic
  • Stargaze
  • Fishing
  • Camping
  • Horseback riding
  • Watch the sunset
  • DIY projects
  • Fruit picking
  • Tanning
  • Mudding
  • Hammock naps
  • Mini-Golfing
  • Get a new tattoo or piercing
  • Make a playlist for any summer occasion (summer jams, workout, party, etc.)
  • Watch a parade
  • Learn something new!
  • Do something creative every day (art project, write, etc.)
  • Go for a run
  • Take lots of pictures (go on an adventure, vacation, come up with a photo set, etc.)
  • Break in your new boots (go line dancing!)
  • Build a sand castle
  • Enjoy the sunrise and sunset
  • Hiking
  • Volunteer
  • Adopt a pet
  • Decorate your house/apartment/room
  • Travel
  • Summer clean up (clean out your car, house, closet, laptop, etc and start fresh!)
  • Host a Yard Sale
  • Canoeing or kayaking
  • Get a full makeover (hair cut, makeup, new sexy outfit, etc.)
  • Bonfire
  • Plant a garden (flowers, veggies, fruits, etc.)
  • Make a new friend
  • Write a letter
  • Rollerblade or rollerskate
  • Go down a Zip-Line
  • Host a party
  • Explore a town/city
  • Slip 'n' Slide
  • Play boardgames
  • Ride a roller coaster
  • Roadtrip
  • Try new food (eat, drink and be merry!)
  • Cook/Bake
  • Random acts of kindness
  • Visit an old friend/family members you haven't seen in a while
  • Beach
  • Boardwalk
  • Zoo
  • Aquarium
  • Parks (local, state, national)
  • A city you've always dreamed of going to (New York City, Los Angeles, Philadelphia, Nashville, Austin, Miami, Boston, London, Berlin, Boise, etc.)
  • A resort
  • Amusement Park or Water Park
  • Carnival
  • County Fair
  • Concert or music festival
  • Campground
  • Wilderness
  • "Tourist Traps" (Statue of Liberty, the Hollywood Sign, Disney World, etc.)


  • Learn a new language
  • Fall in love
  • Budget your money
  • Purge your Social Media accounts
  • Find a Pinterest activity
  • Be healthier


  • Ice cream (try something new or fancy!)
  • Watermelon
  • Strawberries
  • Pineapple
  • Tomatoes
  • Something deep fried (chicken, Oreos, etc.)
  • Funnel cake
  • Caramel popcorn
  • Hotdogs
  • Delicious Frozen Treats
  • Salads (there are millions and millions to try)
  • Fresh fish (catch it yourself)
  • Cotton candy
  • Popsicles
  • Smoothies
  • Sweet Tea
  • Bourbon
  • Big Batch Cocktails
  • Lemonade (try frozen or different flavors such as strawberry, raspberry, and blueberry)


  • Parties People Should Totally Be Throwing
  • 4th of July Spectacular (fireworks, sparklers, red white and blue)
  • Pool Party (Pool required)
  • Splish Splash Party (Pool not required. This is for water gun and water balloon fights, slip 'n' slides, sprinklers, kiddie pools, etc.)
  • Luau (here are some fun ideas
  • Slumber Party
  • Bachelor and Bachelorette Parties (it's wedding season after all!)
  • Fancy Dinner Party

Here are some other lists to check out for some more summer inspirations:

101 Fun Things to Do With Kids This Summer
50 Fun Summer Activities Checklist
100 Fun Summer Ideas for the Whole Family
60 Days of Summer Fun

June 10, 2017 by Amy McKeever
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