The End is Near!: Summer’s End Bucket List

With the unofficial end of summer a few weeks away, now may be the time to start asking: where did the summer go? I know there was so much I wanted to do this summer and didn’t get to do. There were a lot of things I wanted to check off my list and just haven’t gotten to yet. There is still time though! Here’s a bucket list of things to do for the end of the summer.

Note: most of the locations that I’ll be mentioning in this post are going to be in the New England/Northeast region of the United States. If you live outside of this area, I’m sure you can find similar ideas. Look at this list as just some inspiration!

Road Trip

Nothing says summer like going on a nice long road trip. Or not so long. However long you can sit in a car really. My point is that road trips are the epitome of summer. For my end of summer bucket list, I’m thinking of taking a road trip that has no plan (although that might stress me out so maybe not…). That’s right, just pack up the car and go somewhere. Be spontaneous. Or, since I like to plan, try and find the cheapest way to do a road trip possible. Although that might mean more of a scenic drive than a road trip. Doesn’t matter though. This is a chance to explore and hit the road. Point your car in any directions and just go. From central Connecticut, I could be in Rhode Island, Massachusetts, Vermont, New Hampshire, or Maine in a few hours.


This has become one of my favorite weekend activities. The boyfriend and I pack up the car with the basic camping essentials (look for a post about this coming soon!) and head out for at least one night of camping. As a part of this bucket list, I’m hoping to get out for a few more camping trips before the official end of summer. Since I’ve already checked off Rhode Island and New Hampshire for camping destinations, setting up a site in Massachusetts, Vermont, Maine, and even here at home in Connecticut would be perfect. Might as well take advantage of the natural beauty of New England!

Culture Trip

There are so many incredible museums to visit in the area, why shouldn’t anyone take advantage of that. For me, I’m hoping to head across state lines to New York to visit the Stormking Art Center. After seeing this place appear in Master of None, I’ve been almost obsessed with going to see this sculpture garden for myself. It looks like a truly incredible place. Plus there are plenty of National Parks in that area. I’ve always found that taking in culture is something that everyone should do in the summer. Hell, you should take in art and history whenever you can!

Beach Day

Summer is all about heading to the beach, isn’t it? I mean, if you love just taking in some sunshine and relaxing by the sea. I, personally, struggle with just doing nothing which is why I’m not usually a big fan of the beach. Heading to the beach with a bunch of friends sounds pretty perfect for the end of the summer. After getting a few hours in during a recent camping trip, I have to say that I can’t wait to get back to the beach. Plus, going with a a bunch of friends and being beach bums for a day sounds like a great way to spend a day.


What’s on your end of summer bucket list? Share in the comments!


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