Top 5 Summer Adventures to Add to Your Bucket List

Katie Le, Editorial Board

Summer is just around the corner and there’s so many thing to do during the two and a half months of no school. With all that time, people still have no clue on what to spend their summer doing. Although some might have a bucket list of summer plans, whether you’re just looking for something to do during your break or something you want to add to your list, here are five adventures you could go on with your family or friends.

The first adventure you could go on with your friends or family is going to an amusement park. It’s not everyday you go to an amusement park, nor do you have time to go during the school year because of all the work given to you. You can release all that stress from school on your adventure at the amusement park. Going on fast paced rides can help you release stress because of the good fear you’re exposed to. So, why not spend one of your summer days going on thrilling roller coasters rides? At amusement parks, you’ll be able to get your steps in and also spend a lot of time in the sun, so you’ll be getting some vitamin D. Enjoy the food at the park like cotton candy, or delicious funnel cake. The amusement park will not disappoint your summer break and it will give you lasting memories with your friends and family.

Hiking is another fun adventure to go on during the summer time. Spend a day taking a hike and immersing yourself in nature and its beautiful features. This is a challenging adventure because it takes a lot of energy and motivation to get to the end of a hike, depending on where you go. However, hiking up a mountain is a rejuvenated experience because of the satisfaction of getting to the top of the mountain, and being able to get a better view of the landscape. Hiking will take your eyes off your phone and let you be able to get in touch with nature more. Going with your friends or family will give you bonding time away from technology.

Third idea is to go kayaking with your friends or family. If you’re looking to spend time in the waters during summer, then kayaking is an absolute must. Kayaking will let you cruise around in the waters of a river, this can either be peaceful or exhilarating depending on what type of kayaking you choose. During your break you can consider going whitewater kayaking which involves moving through rapid waters, or flat water kayaking which involves leisure paddles in large bodies of calm water. This summer, enjoy the calming or exciting experience of taking a kayak through water with your loved ones.

Something you can consider adding to your bucket list is going on a road trip to a place you’ve always wanted to visit. Instead of going on a plane to your destination, make the ride more memorable by going on a road trip instead. On the road you’ll be able to drive past places you’ve might’ve not seen before , and you’re able to stop at other places along the way which you can’t do when flying. Going with your friends would be a blast because you’ll be able to spend a lot of time with them while blasting music, sharing stories, and creating new lasting memories with them. This summer is all about creating new memories and having fun, so go on a road trip and get to know the other parts of the world.

The last adventure you might go on is camping. Spend a night or a few in the forest where you can connect with nature and wildlife. Get the experience of setting up a tent, building a fire, and other life skills you wouldn’t get just by sitting at home. This adventure drives you away from technology and has you focus more on the world and yourself. Going camping with your family or friends will let you spend more time with them by having you guys work together and bond over it. At night, you can gather around the campfire and make s’mores while telling scary stories to each other. If you’re still deciding what to do this summer, camping will provide activities that will not leave you bored.

This summer, take a chance and go on these adventures with your friends and family. Each one will make sure you have an amazing time wherever you go, and will leave you with unforgettable memories. With each adventure, you’ll be able to get some exercise in while having fun, and you’ll be able to build a relationship with nature or at least the outside world. Your summer should not just be spend indoors, take a chance and go outside and do these things with people. This break will be more fun if you decide to add these adventures to your summer bucket list. So, grab your friends or family and give them an indelible experience.