Summer Bucket List Ideas For Couples
Make the most of this short and sweet season with these summer bucket list ideas! There’s no excuse to have a boring summer with these 30 must-dos: the funnest, coolest, bestest stuff you can do before September! From music and sports to cocktails and everything in between, there’s something for everyone.
Here is our summer bucket list for couples.
Run through a sprinkler
Yours or someone else’s.
Un-plan a road trip
Hop in the car for a weekend to destinations unknown. Fly–er, drive–by the seats of your pants and see where you end up. Stay at a kitschy motel and load up on small-town diner fare.
Share an ice cream sundae
You can even try making your own ice cream–create crazy combinations à la Ben & Jerry! Or go gourmet with exotic blends of stuff like fruits, herbs and teas.
Get a couples’ massage
Skip the staycation… plan a playcation
Head to your local waterslide and/or amusement park. Cap off the day by finding a nearby traveling carnival or fair. Nothing says summer like getting fleeced on the midway by some smooth-talkin’ carnies!
Enjoy a slow food picnic
Take time out to indulge in a laid-back picnic. Check out our how-to guide here.
Get it on in an unexpected place
Check out our tips: How To Get Busy On The Beach and How to Get Frisky In Public (Without Getting Caught)
Mosh at a music fest
Okay, maybe skip the mosh pit, but do get tickets to an outdoor orgy for the ears.
Host a World Cup viewing party
Encourage guests to come dressed in their fave team’s colours (yes, wrapping yourself in a flag counts!). Pay homage to the host country with a big batch of Moscow Mules. It’s sure to get the party started.
Participate in your own private Olympic Games
For event inspiration, see 5 Ridiculously Fun Sports We’d Love To See At The Olympic Games.
Perfect your own signature summer cocktail
Our reco: the Thyme & Ginger Sour
2 oz. vodka
2 oz. fresh lime juice
½ oz. simple syrup
2 oz. ginger beer
Garnish: fresh thyme
Shake all ingredients with ice and pour into a rocks glass. Top up with ginger beer and garnish with thyme.
Dance until dawn
Mosey on over to a local rodeo
You can find them in almost every state, but Cody, Wyoming calls itself the Rodeo Capital of the World. In Canada, check out the granddaddy of Canuck rodeos, the Calgary Stampede in July.
Make out at a drive-in theatre
Turn your backyard/balcony/ courtyard/rooftop into a drive-in theatre
Fire up your laptop and projector, hang a white bed sheet alfresco and pick a Netflix flick to please your crowd. Just wait for the sun to set and press play for a memorable movie night. (Invite the neighbors to score a few brownie points!)
Take a drive in the country
Check out a country fair, browse antique shops and buy fresh-picked corn.
Gaze up at the stars
Escape the city lights and catch some stars. Check out these Tips for Stargazing at National Parks.
Cuddle in a tent
If the only way to forget about work is to leave the city, perhaps an overnight camping trip will do the trick. After all, there’s nothing a night of s’mores and singsongs can’t fix. Setting up a tent can be a fantastic team building exercise. Bring your favorite bottle of wine and roast hot dogs over a bonfire.
Feast at a food festival
Make a meal of it and share a variety of dishes.
Try something adventurous
Get the adrenalin running with a trapeze lesson, bungee jump or whitewater rafting.
Don your best Downton Abbey-esque threads and outfit your lawn with wickets. Invite some friends to play and be sure to serve finger sandwiches and lemonade, post-match.
Get soaked in the rain
To make a sno-cone cocktail, fill a martini glass with crushed ice and pour one of these mixes overtop:
Summer Sno Squall
1 oz. melon liqueur
1 oz. DiSaronno Originale
1 oz. cranberry juice
Garnish: melon ball
1 oz. Bols Crème de Cacao White
1 oz. Bols Raspberry Liqueur
Garnish: shaved chocolate
Play a sexy game
How about strip poker, hide-and-seek or Twister, plus check out these Drinking Games For Couples.
Cycle wine country
Do a cycling tour of your nearest wine region, stopping for tours and tastings at various vineyards along the way (a bicycle built for two will make the experience even more fun!). But don’t drink and bike: book a hotel or B&B for the night!
Watch the sunset
Go to a baseball game
What could be more romantic than rooting for the home team and splitting a giant pretzel with your sweetie?!
Take a boat ride
Feel the summer breeze on a ferry, sightseeing boat or sunset cruise.
Send a message in a bottle
and see if you get a response!
Looking for more bucket list ideas? Check out The Ultimate Couples’ Bucket List!
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