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Bucket List Ideas

Climb Mount Everest? Be a contestant on Jeopardy? Swim with sharks? If you have some grand ideas that you want to accomplish in your lifetime but don’t know where to start – look no further! Compiled below are a list of noteworthy bucket list ideas that you can use or take as inspiration to start your own.

Travel

  • Eat BBQ in the South
  • Do the polar bear plunge in Canada
  • Eat at a food truck in Austin, TX
  • Go skiing in Colorado
  • See the Great Sand Dunes in Colorado
  • Ride horses on the beach in Florida
  • Explore the Everglades in Florida
  • Have street food in New York City
  • See a Broadway Musical in New York City
  • Go on a road trip on Route 66
  • See the white house in Washington DC
  • Experience Amish country
  • Go dog sledding in Alaska
  • See the northern lights in Alaska
  • See the pyramids in Egypt
  • Learn to surf in California
  • See the Hollywood sign in California
  • Visit Churchill downs in Kentucky
  • Attend the Olympics
  • Ride a hot air balloon in Albuquerque, NM
  • Ride a cable car in San Francisco, CA
  • Go ice fishing in Wisconsin
  • Attend a low country boil in Louisiana
  • Go to Bourbon Street in Louisiana
  • Tour the Biltmore Estate in North Carolina
  • Play blackjack in Las Vegas, NV
  • Go to Disneyland
  • Sleep in a haunted hotel
  • Climb to the top of a lighthouse in Maine
  • Visit the Alamo in Texas
  • Hike around Zion National Park in Utah
  • See the Ozarks in Missouri
  • Take a helicopter tour of the Grand Canyon
  • Go on a cruise
  • Visit the Amazon
  • Attend a small-town festival
  • See the bison at Yellowstone in Montana
  • Explore a cave
  • Visit all 50 states
  • Go to the Super Bowl
  • Attend a luau in Hawaii
  • Stay in a teepee for a night
  • See the Sydney Opera House in Australia
  • Eat pasta in Italy
  • Visit all the national parks
  • Attend a rodeo in Texas
  • Kiss the blarney stone in Ireland
  • Hike Machu Picchu in Peru
  • Ride ATVs in Scottsdale, AZ
  • RV across part of America
  • See New England in the fall
  • Walk the Great Wall of China
  • Lay on the Four Corners
  • Tour a vineyard in Napa
  • See the Eiffel Tower at night in France
  • Ride a camel in Morocco
  • Go snorkeling in the Bahamas
  • Take a train ride through the Blue Ridge Mountains
  • Take a gondola ride in Venice
  • Visit a castle
  • Stay at an overwater bungalow in Bora Bora
  • Explore the rain forest
  • Experience a safari in Africa

Achievements

  • Run a marathon
  • Run a themed 5k
  • Write a letter to your future self
  • Solve a Rubik’s Cube
  • Be in the newspaper
  • Learn CPR
  • Buy a house
  • Graduate college
  • Achieve your goal weight
  • Get married
  • Be a leader in your field
  • Have an IRA
  • Have 3 months of bills in savings
  • Be debt free
  • Adopt a dog
  • Write an autobiography
  • Give a public speech
  • Learn to ballroom dance
  • Have children
  • Start a business
  • Work in a job you love
  • Grow a garden and eat the produce
  • Own a signed copy of your favorite book
  • Finish a crossword puzzle
  • Learn another language

Volunteer

  • Build a house with Habitat for Humanity
  • Do a charity walk
  • Donate toys during the holidays
  • Feed the homeless
  • Donate books
  • Visit a nursing home
  • Give blood
  • Plant a tree
  • Spend a day volunteering at a children’s hospital
  • Spend a day helping at a dog shelter

Entertainment

  • Have your palm read
  • Go wine tasting
  • Be a game show contestant
  • Play bingo
  • See your favorite band in concert
  • Go to a book signing
  • Host a dinner party
  • Bowl a strike
  • Partake in a food fight
  • Go to the movies by yourself
  • Get hypnotized
  • Watch a baseball game
  • Sing karaoke
  • Pick fruit from the tree and make a pie
  • Start an herb garden
  • Toss pizza dough in the air
  • Saber a champagne bottle
  • Stomp grapes
  • Have a collection
  • Eat breakfast in bed
  • Build a sandcastle
  • Read a book on the NY Best Sellers List
  • Throw a surprise party
  • Stay awake for 24 Hours
  • Send a thank you card
  • Take a cooking class
  • Host a game night
  • See an opera
  • Make a hole-in-one
  • Drink juice from a fresh coconut
  • Attend a black tie gala
  • Watch a movie at a drive-in theater
  • Take a yoga class

Adventure

  • Go skydiving
  • Drive a snowmobile
  • Fly in a helicopter
  • Play a game of paintball
  • Ride in a limousine
  • Drive a tractor
  • Climb to the top of a tree
  • Kite surf
  • Bungee jump
  • Go kayaking
  • Drive a race car
  • Ride a jet ski
  • Race a go kart
  • Go white water rafting
  • Ride a camel
  • Parasail
  • Do a zip line ride
  • Hang glide
  • Swim with dolphins
  • Ride in a horse and carriage

Connect with People

  • Attend your high school reunion
  • Meet someone famous
  • Attend a conference
  • Join a book club
  • Leave 100% tip for a server
  • Send a care package to a soldier
  • Be a mentor
  • Meet the president
  • Give directions to somebody who is lost
  • Have a meaningful conversation with a stranger
  • Be a guest speaker
  • Write a love letter
  • Visit your childhood home
  • Make a handmade gift for your mother
  • Give up your seat to someone
  • Put change into someone’s expired meter
  • Read a story to a child

 

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