26 Adventures To Add To Your Summer Travel Bucket List

The days are getting longer and your attention span is getting shorter–the official start of summer is almost here! If you’re anything like us here at TripIt, you use any excuse you can think of to travel, and summer is the ultimate excuse. With the countdown on, we know you’re experiencing the common pre-summer symptoms of inattention and frequent daydreaming. You’re dedicating (a little too much) of your work time to researching flights and hotels, and staring aimlessly out of the window imagining a summer of warm relaxation and wild adventure.


The world is big, and when it comes to chasing the summer sun and relaxing in the sand, the options are endless. So, we wanted to help you brainstorm a killer summer travel agenda. Here’s a list of adventures big and small, destinations near and far, and trips simple and lavish. You can do one or you can do them all. But, whether it takes you one summer or 50, we have a feeling this is one bucket list you’ll need to complete… in fact, we dare you to!



(Photo courtesy of Grand Velas Riviera Maya)


      1. Go exploring and find a new favorite place to hike
      2. Visit Georgia’s Barrier Island and eat some local seafood
      3. Go on a weekend getaway to a nearby resort
      4. Throw a dart on a map and drive to wherever it lands
      5. Get weird at one of Portland’s beer festivals and grab some dinner at a food truck afterward
      6. Head to Seattle, buy a bouquet at Pike’s Place and contribute to the gum wall
      7. Enjoy the great outdoors and visit the closest National Park
      8. Visit a friend who lives out of town and have them show you around
      9. Go to a concert at Red Rocks Amphitheatre in Colorado – or any outdoor amphitheater
      10. Grab your cowboy boots and head to a Honky Tonk in Nashville
      11. Enjoy a margarita on the beaches of Mexico
      12. Visit wine country… and drink lots of wine
      13. Be a tourist in your own town
      14. Go sailing in the British Virgin Islands
      15. Witness the beauties of Fiji and stay in an over-water bungalow
      16. Stay at a nearby, fancy hotel for a little “staycation”
      17. Visit the Grand Canyon
      18. Go horseback riding in Banff National Park, Alberta Canada
      19. Eat garlic fries as you cheer on the San Francisco Giants at AT&T Park
      20. Find a body of water and go kayaking
      21. Zip line in Costa Rica then
      22. Go camping
      23. Lay on the relaxing beaches of Hana, Hawaii
      24. Go on a Riviera getaway – Travel like a celeb through Nice, Cannes, Antibes and Monaco
      25. Get a picture by at least five state welcome signs
      26. Go rafting in Utah’s Colorado River


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