2021 High School Summer Break Bucket list

It's summertime--which means a couple of things: no homework, time with your best friends, and all the sun to soak up. This is the PERFECT time for you to try something new, so buckle up because we've got all the best activities you NEED to do this sunny summer season. There's something about the sun shining down and the clear blue skies that bring out the adventure in us all. Keep reading for all the summer activities to put on your bucket list during your break from school!


  1. Go to a drive-in.
  2. Go to an amusement park.
  3. Strawberry pickin'
  4. Try out some trendy summer nails.
  5. Attempt some no-heat hairstyles.
  6. Make a summer playlist on Spotify or Apple music.
  7. Road trip to surrounding states with your best friends
  • And don't forget to use that playlist you made.
  • Set up a projector in your backyard for a make-shift drive-in movie night.
    • Don't forget about the snacks! You have to have all the summer snack essentials: candy, cold drinks, fruit, etc.
  • Have a pool day (classic).
    • There's nothing like sitting by the pool on a hot summer day. Don't forget your sunscreen.
  • Go cliff diving.
  • Have a picnic with your besties.
  • Go tubing down a river.
    • The most relaxing water activity there is.
  • Try kayaking or canoeing.
  • Spend a day thrifting.
  • Play putt-putt.
  • Volunteer at the animal shelter.
  • Sit on the pier and watch the sunset.
    • Book it to the nearest pier. Bring a blanket, some snacks, all your best stories, and have a sunset hangout sesh with your closest friends.
  • Read a book in a hammock.
    • Or you can nap in one, too. That's always a good idea.
  • Go to the local farmer's market.
  • Explore the nearest city.
  • Go to an outdoor concert.
  • Attend a baseball game.
  • Make your own candle.
  • Try nailing down a TikTok trend.
    • There's a new trend happening every day. Just pick one and try it--who knows, you might even go viral!
  • Play on a slip-and-slide!
    • These can be pretty easy to make; grab a tarp and water hose, and you'll be good to go. Placing the tarp on a slight hill is preferred, and you can add soap for extra slippery fun. Be careful, though!
  • Go to the beach.
    • You don't have to have an ocean nearby to go to the beach. Many lakes will have a beach area for people to sit in, and sometimes you can't even tell the difference!
  • Have a make-shift spa night with your friends.
    • Don't forget the facemasks, pedicures, manicures, and more! A spa night followed up by a movie is the perfect way to spend your summer evening.
  • Bake something
  • Go stargazing
  • Get a crazy milkshake with all the toppings you can imagine.
  • Visit an art museum.
  • See fireworks.
  • Have a water balloon fight.
  • Try a new food.
    • Is there something you've wanted to try? Now is the time to do it. If it's somewhere far, you've never had time to go to, hop in the car and make a day out of it!
  • Tie-Dye a shirt, shorts, sweatshirt, or another piece of clothing.
  • Go on a long bike ride.
    • And treat yourself to a snow cone after
  • Make popsicles.
  • Go to a water park.
  • Have a summer photoshoot with your friends.

    The most important thing is to have fun with your summer! This is the time where you can make some of your best memories of high school. Don't put too much pressure on yourself, let loose, and have fun!

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