Summer Bucket List 2021 – GTT

Here’s a full bucket list for summer 2021 for you and your family.

I love a good bucket list.  Who am I kidding?  I actually love a good checklist, checking things off is so satisfying for me.

With summer vacation in full swing, it’s time to think about what we’re going to do all summer long.

Especially if you have a kiddo or two home for summer break.  Then you absolutely will need some ideas on what to do this season to keep those little ones occupied on these hot summer days!



With longer days and warmer nights ahead, I thought it would be fun to create a summer bucket list to share with y’all.  These are ideas that will be fun for all ages!

I have already marked an item or two off this list, and we have our annual 30A beach trip scheduled…  But there are quite a few fun things we haven’t done yet!

Check out my ultimate guide for Summer 2021.  Feel free to save this image to your phone or even print it out.

Bust most importantly, share it with your friends and family to give everyone activity ideas for the warmer months ahead of us all!



Have you marked any items off this bucket list yet this year?

Did I miss any fun ideas or don’t miss activities that should be on this list?  Let me know your best summertime memories in the comments section below.

To be totally honest, the majority of these are from summers passed.  Most of my best childhood and teenage memories all took place during the summertime.

If Christmas is the most magical time of year, then summer has to be the most memorable time of year.  Even music is better during the summertime!

This is my favorite time of year and I love hearing from y’all.  I learn so much from you and love your feedback!


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  1. Lori Leung
    / 6:38 PM

    I have gone to the Farmer’s market about 4 times already and they we stop off at a coffee house to get an iced coffee after walking in 90+ weather in Florida. We usually eat at a small pizza shop that is on the same block as the Farmer’s market. We enjoy the beach in the Fall when it is 80 degrees in Florida because we don’t want to roast ourselves. I only get my feet wet walking on the shore because we have sting rays(need to do sting ray shuffle) and I have been to the beach when a shark was spotted, so only ankle deep water for me. We are going to try a new place to eat this weekend that claims they have the best Lobster rolls, we shall see. My kids are grown, but over the summer I would buy fabric paint from Michaels and a few t-shirts and they would decorate them. I also bought stencils so that they could trace what they wanted on the shirt. I also made a lot of shirts and sold them to my mom’s friends. My mom’s friends saw a shirt I made for her and they all wanted one, so I made them all a shirt. I also bought new books for my boys to read and taught them how to read before they were in Kindergarten.

    • Angela Lanter
      / 7:19 AM

      Awwww! That sounds like so much fun!!

  2. Amber Zwart
    / 3:34 AM

    We love to visit the beach for sunset. The beach is usually more quiet and its still nice to swim. Fortunately We live a 15 min drive from the beach. So its very easy to do this. We eat out dinner outside and sometimes treat ourselves ice cream at the beach. I also love to go skating with friends in the park on summier nights. On my bucket list is to see sea sparkle. Its a rare phenomonom which sometimes happens when its very hot for a couple of days.

    • Angela Lanter
      / 7:18 AM

      You’re so lucky to live so close!

  3. Katrina Garcia
    / 4:15 AM

    These ideas on your bucket list sound great. I definitely want to try a few. I’ve been wanting to also camp in my backyard but I might leave that for the winter. It’s hot here in south Florida. I also want to take my girls on an airboat ride. I’ve never done that and it looks like fun.

    • Beth
      / 6:30 PM

      Omg I want to take my kids on an air boat too! We’re in Texas so normally don’t see too many. I have been dying to also plan a trip to Florida. My kids have only seen gulf brown water 😭😭😭🤣🤣 as far as camping. We do it all the time in Texas if it’s not braving the heat it’s the mosquitoes 🦟💀. Spring and fall are best times unless you have a cabin. But if you check your local state parks a lot of them offer simple cabins with Ac for cheap and you still get a camping experience with out dying lol

      • Angela Lanter
        / 7:17 AM

        I’ll have to remember that! Thanks, Beth!

    • Angela Lanter
      / 7:18 AM

      Ooooh, I don’t blame you. I’d wait till later in the year!

  4. Beth
    / 6:26 PM

    So fun! I love check lists like this, it motivates me to actually plan something! We have a boat and go out regularly, so check! And we fish all the time, check! We have two beach house vacations coming up so I can check those off soon, and I’ve finished 1 book in a series of 3…but have a whole stack to read for the summer! Lol We are also headed to a special needs camp in Texas for our oldest son tomorrow, camping should definitely be added to the list! My kids love it! Have a fun summer ☀️🌴

    • Angela Lanter
      / 7:17 AM

      You too! Enjoy every second!

  5. Lauren
    / 11:30 PM

    Oh how I wish it was summer here especially these last few days have been THE COLDEST EVER!!
    However I will keep these in mind for when its summer again here although I can scaratch one of the list the summer book cause of the book club once I get my copy but love this idea! always good to make a list

    • Angela Lanter
      / 7:15 AM

      Stay warm, friend!!

  6. / 3:35 AM

    This post fulfilled all my summer vacation fantasies, and I’m so happy!

    • Angela Lanter
      / 7:13 AM

      YAY! Thanks for reading, Alisa!

  7. / 11:40 PM

    It’s a great plan, which can be used as a template for us to learn. May your holidays be so colorful.

    • Angela Lanter
      / 10:57 AM

      Thank you!!

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