Must Do Activities to Add to Your Summer Bucket List

Summer is here! Even though the thermometer has hit the high 80s early this year, it isn’t officially summer until June 21st. And now that we’ve passed that date, it’s the perfect time to plan out your ultimate summer bucket list!

Having a summer bucket list is the perfect way to ensure that you actually get out and enjoy the sun and beautiful weather, instead of just wilting in the heat. We’ve come up with a few ideas for this summer’s bucket list for you – get inspired, and enjoy!

Eat a ridiculous amount of ice cream

Summer is the best time to enjoy ice cream – period. It’s indulgent yet refreshing when the heat starts to make you feel faint. Whether your ice cream of choice comes from the friendly neighborhood ice cream truck, or a specialty shop that scoops a new flavor every day, make sure to eat it sitting outside while enjoying the beautiful weather.

Pick a neighborhood place and stay loyal to them, or try and expand your horizons by sampling a new ice cream parlor every time.

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Make your own popsicles

Dripping, juicy popsicles are one of the most underrated treats of summer. Not only do they cool you down, they also give you plenty of much needed liquid when you’re likely to be dehydrated from sweating.

Sure, popsicles are cheap at the store, but if you make your own, you can customize them to exactly your taste. Store bought popsicles are usually filled with artificial colors and sweeteners. Make your own with fresh-squeezed juice, yogurt, or even chopped whole fruit for a tastier, healthier treat.

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Go to a music festival

It wouldn’t be summer without a visit to an all-day music festival. Whether it’s a smaller neighborhood festival with local talent, or a gigantic multi-day festival with Top 40 headliners, there’s something out there for everyone.

Just make sure that you’re prepared for your chosen fest by stocking up on bottled water. Those all-day summer music festivals can be like deserts if you aren’t prepared.

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