27 things you MUST do this summer!

The ultimate summer bucket list for you and your family.

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  • 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.

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  • 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

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  • 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 a whole day without getting ready

  • Because you can.

  • 15. Sleep in as late as you can

  • Also because you can.

  • 16. Slide down a waterslide

  • This is SOOO cool!

    A photo posted by Waterslides!! (@best_waterslides) on

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  • 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

  • Oceanside engagement session #love #erinschlueterphoto #bikeride #beachengagement #OptOutside #beachbikeride #silouttegrams @silouttegrams

    A photo posted by Erin Schlueter Photography (@erinschlueterphoto) on

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  • 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

  • How did you enjoy the weekend?? 📷: @hosannairene

    A photo posted by Minnesota Photographers (@minnesotaphotographers) on

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

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  • 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!

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Alyssa graduated with a degree in Middle East Studies & Arabic and continually adds to her list of random life experiences as she faces one adventure after another. With too many hobbies to count she especially loves hip-hop, soccer, and photography.

Website: http://alyssawhitem.blogspot.com

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