10 Thrilling Adventures for Summer: the Complete Bucket List


If you're anything like me, you are always looking for something new in general. Every summer, I always do the same things every year, and I'm constantly looking for new things to do. I absolutely love summer. However, this year it might be different due to Covid-19. Some places might require you to wear a mask. Just keep this in mind because you may want to call the business before-hand to see what restrictions there will be. Of course, everyone is going to be going on vacations and will be looking for things to do. If you're like me, and you want to do something new and different this summer, then this article is definitely a must-read for you!

1. Road Trip With Your Favorite People

Get together with your friends and start planning out a road trip with each other! You could go anywhere you want to. Ask your friends what they want to see, and everyone can make a compromise on where you all will go. You could even go to each place and make the trip be a week or even longer. You could also begin saving up money now. It'll be a hassle to plan and organize, but I can promise you that it'll definitely be worth it! Click on the links to see some of my favorite places to take a road trip to! Click here to see New York! Click here to see California!

2.Go Thrifting

If you have never been thrift shopping, you have to go this summer! One of the best things about going thrift shopping is that you never know what you're going to find. Ask some of your friends or family if they want to come along with you! Thrift shopping is always better with other people. While you're out thrifting, you could also go to a restaurant that you've never tried before to mix things up a little. Don't be afraid to try new things! Click here to see the Fifty-Two 80's vintage thrift store! Click here to see the L.A. Road Thrift Store!

3. Have A Bonfire

If your friends and you have never had a bonfire, you absolutely have to have one! My friends and I have bonfires together all the time. We talk about anything and everything, listen to music, play games, etc. You could even roast marshmallows and make s'mores! It's a good excuse to get together with all of your friends to catch up. You could even go swimming or do something that day, and then once it gets dark outside you could go have the bonfire. Summer is all about making memories, so get your firewood ready!

4.Go To A State Fair

I personally have been to a state fair before. Trust me, it's definitely worth the drive. When it was time for us to leave, I didn't want to go. It was so much fun. Your friends and you could all pile up in a vehicle and drive to a state fair. If you want to make it even more fun, you could stay near the state fair in a hotel and spend the next day going all kinds of places. State fairs are full of rides, carnival game booths, and food trucks. If you're anything like me, you would drive any number of hours just to get the funnel cake from the fair. Click here to see a list of the best state fairs in the United States!

5.Do An Escape Room

If you have never done an escape room before, you definitely have to go do one! An escape room is a room that you pay for, and you get locked inside. You'll have 1 hour to find clues to unlock the locks and find the key to escape the room and get out. Also, every room has a different theme. I have done so many escape rooms. I love them so much! They are also a great experience and memory-maker with other people. If you want to check it out, click on these links!!!Click here to see the #1 Escape Room in the world (located in the Netherlands)! Click here to see the best escape room in California! Click here to see the top 100 escape rooms in the United States!

6.Take A Trip To The Zoo

If you love animals like me, you have to take a trip to the zoo this summer with your friends. If you want to make it even more fun, you could always go to a zoo that your friends, and you have never been to before. A trip to the zoo with your friends is a day that will be full of happiness and memories. The best zoo that I have ever been to is the Cincinnati zoo and botanical garden. It was one of the greatest experiences! Click here to see the Cincinnati zoo!

7.Go To A Drive-In Movie

I have always wanted to go to a drive-in movie! If you don't know what a drive-in movie is, it's basically a movie, but you go park in your car to watch it. You also turn your radio on a certain station to hear the movie. I've only ever seen drive-in movies on things like Grease on TV. It would be super awesome to actually go to one. You and your friends or your family could take a road trip to see one! This idea is perfect considering our current climate; this idea is COVID friendly. Click here to see the Four Brothers Drive-In In New York! Click here to see the Mahoning Drive-In Theater in Pensylvania! Click here to see the Sunset Drive-In in Vermont!

8.Go To A Concert

If your friends and you are all music lovers like me, then a concert this summer is a must-go-to. However, sometimes your friends and you may not like the same kind of music. Don't worry, though! Your friends and you could go to a summer playlist concert with a bunch of singers! However, some places may require you to wear a mask due to Covid. Before attending, check online to see what is required. Some places may mandate a vaccination or a negative COVID test. Click here to see the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival! Click here to see the Lollapalooza Music Festival in Chicago!

9.Go Hiking And/Or Camping

If you're more into the outdoors, then you definitely have to go camping and/or hiking this summer! Your friends and you could buy a tent and go to the mountains and have a camp-out for a weekend. It would be super fun! If you live where there aren't any places to go camping, you could take a road trip! Click here to see the best places to camp and/or hike!

10.Do Tie-Dye

If you're more into the arts and crafts, doing tie-dye is a must for you this summer! You could find some old t-shirts, or you could even go to the dollar store and buy plain white t-shirts, socks, etc. If you don't know how to tie-dye, don't worry! Click here to see how to tie-dye! Not only will you have a great time, but you will also have some super cute tie-dye clothes! Click here to see products!

This summer can be great; however, you must make it fun. Due to COVID restrictions, you will have to find alternative plans to enjoy your time off. Hopefully, the list above helps you get ready for an unforgettable summer.

Caidance Phillips
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Caidance Phillips loves listening to music, reading, writing, and watching Netflix. She wants to further and better not only herself, but her writing skills as well. She loves to be her funny, goofy, and sweet self. She hopes to express herself through her writing.