Just because Labor Day is here and the last days of Summer are looming around the corner, doesn’t mean there aren’t more warm days ahead! We bring you ten bucket list ideas to end Summer off with a bang before the leaves start to change color.

1. Rent a Boat

There’s nothing like unplugging, feeling the wind in your hair, and soaking up some end-of-summer sun! Invite some friends to the lake and rent a kayak, canoe, or motorboat for the day. Guaranteed fun in the sun!

2. Go on one last camping trip

Break out the gear and take in the great outdoors for a weekend before the temperature drops. Rough it out on a campground somewhere remote and serene, or rent an RV and make it glamping! Whatever you do, take a roll of disposable MY DRAP napkins for the road; you will probably need them.


3. Discover a new hiking trail

Chances are, your neighborhood has an abundance of parks and trails waiting to be discovered! Take advantage of the Summer weather – soak in the scenery while getting your steps in!

4. Take advantage of the beach before the water gets too cold!

Set up an umbrella, towel, and your favorite book, and enjoy a serene day taking in the last Summer rays and listening to the waves gently lapping against the shore.

5. Take a weekend road trip before Fall!

Go to a random small town nearby, or a place you’ve always wanted to visit. If you’ve been putting off that Summer road trip, now’s your chance! Go solo and take time for self-reflection on the road, or take a close group of family and friends for a great bonding experience. Make a list of the local cafes, restaurants, and landmarks you’d like to visit beforehand, or make it super spontaneous!

6. Find a local pool/lake and go for an early morning dip

There’s nothing like an early morning dip while the warm Summer sun is on the horizon! Challenge your friend to some laps, or grab a floatie and chill out on the water.

relaxing poolside with drinks

7. Get lost in your local city/town

If there was an outdoor patio, concert venue, boutique, or park in your city that you were curious about but haven’t yet visited: GO!

8. Host an end of Summer bonfire

Break out the S’mores, tunes, and great friends! Sing songs around the campfire, tell scary stories, and feel like a kid at camp again.

9. Go to an outdoor festival in your city!

The end of Summer is typically the time where local outdoor festivals, carnivals, and concerts come out to play. Look one up in your local city or town, and give it a go, even if it’s as random as the “Mac and Cheese Festival.”

10. Visit your local Farmer’s Market

These are probably your last days to take advantage of fresh Summer produce before the pumpkins and squash come out of the woodwork! Take a weekend to buy some fresh produce, and make that recipe you’ve always wanted to try on Pinterest!