Summer is arguably the best time of year to be single. It’s so much easier to be social when you’re not wrangling with winter coats and boots, after all, which means this time of year there’s so much to do and so many people eager to do it all with you. That said, summer always feels like it slips away so quickly — too quickly, to someone who enjoys the long days, warm weather, glowy skin, and general positive energy that permeates the season. Now that it’s already July (sob), it’s time to start properly celebrating the season — and there’s no better way to get the most out of every day than by creating a summer bucket list.
Summer bucket lists are useful for so many reasons. For one, you get to feel a little thrill of accomplishment when you cross something off the list. For another, they keep you from getting into a rut or letting another summer pass without doing that one thing you’ve been promising yourself you’d get around to for the past two years. But also, summer bucket lists just add to the thrilling, anything-can-happen vibe of summer. Who knows what adventure your quest to complete another bucket list item will result in?
If you haven’t already gotten a summer bucket list written down in your Notes app or your mind, we’ve got plenty of activities to fill one out. These are our favorite hot-girl-summer bucket list ideas to make this your best summer yet.
— Additional reporting by Zara Patel and Charlotte Kho