Looking for things to add to your July bucket list? This is the best list of things to do in July that should not be missed this summer.
While July is part of your summer bucket list experiences, it is the middle of the season and the best time to keep the summer fun going.
Best Things to do in July: Ultimate July Bucket List
1. Celebrate 4th of July
Nothing is more Julyish than celebrating the 4th. Bring on the BBQ, live music, cocktails, and end the evening with fireworks.
2. Go to the fair
Every summer fairs line up throughout the state offering fun in all forms. Get the funnel cake and ride the gravitron!
On July 6th celebrate National Fried Chicken Day by sharing your favorite fried chicken finds on social media and indulging.
4. Go to a BBQ
If your July bucket list doesn’t include a BBQ, add it now. This quintessential summer activity is a great way to get together with friends or family and dine.
5. Try a new camping location
July is the perfect time to seek out new camping experiences and have fun outdoors. Set up a bonfire, roast some marshmallows and sleep under the stars.
On July 5th, break out your favorite bikini or go shopping for a new one and celebrate.
7. See a sunset in Santorini, Greece in Oia
One of the best things to do in Europe is see a Sunset in Santorini. Nothing will quite take your breath away such as this.
8. Plat put-put golf
Get the friends together or a date and play a round of put-put. Loser buys the beer!
Tuesday July 6th is National Kissing Day – same as fried chicken. Maybe don’t do them at the same time.
10. Make creamsicle floats
Get some vanilla ice cream and orange pop to top it off and enjoy with a straw. Perfect for hot days and easy to make.
11. Can veggies from your garden
If your garden is producing too many veggies that you cannot eat fast enough, can some of them so you have stuff in the fall and winter months to work with.
July 7th is National Chocolate Day so make sure to indulge your favorite treats or try something new.
13. Have a staycation in your city
You do not have to go far to go on a vacation. Try staying at a local hotel or resort and exploring nearby. You never know what gem you will discover.
14. Buy a slip and slide
The hot heat of July calls for a slip and slide. Make sure to wear sunscreen so you don’t burn yourself.
On July 10th, break out the coconuts and rum for it is National Pina Colada Day and that is a celebration!
16. Take the chalk out and make the neighborhood pretty
Whether you are doing a family activity or just embracing your inner child, enjoy those summer days in July by beautifying your sidewalk or driveway.
17. Visit a farmers market
Early bird gets the worm. If your July bucket list doesn’t include trips to the farmers market on the weekend, add it. You can score some of the juiciest and ripest produce out there.
Calling all lovers of french fries, July 13th is your day to shine.
19. Pick berries
Get some fresh berries and make mojitos. An easy summer drink with the perfect level of sweet.
20. Visit a museum
When July is at its peak hotness, enjoy an afternoon indoor activity and take it to the museum for some learning.
21. Bastille Day
Celebrate National France Day on July 14th! Enjoy some of your favorite French foods or try new ones.
22. Spend a day at the beach
Nothing says JULY like a nice hot day at the beach, catching a tan and swimming. Up the ante and visit one of the best beaches in the world!
Have free time and want to do some good this summer? Consider volunteering to an organization close to your heart.
If you love emojis, this day is for you. All day on July 17th – share emojis everywhere!! Texts, emails and social.
25. Be a summer camp counselor
If you are too old for summer camp, let your July bucket list take you to being a camp counselor.
26. Visit the Blue Lagoon in Iceland
One of the most iconic things to do in Iceland is to visit the Blue Lagoon! Go during July because you have almost 24 hours of daylight.
Nothing says July like National Hot Dog Day on July 21st.
28. Go on a road trip
Summer is the perfect time to take a road trip! From National Parks, coastlines and fun inner state trips like Route 66.
29. See fireworks
While the 4th of July is the most popular time to see fireworks, July tends to continue the celebration.
This would not be a July bucket list if National Ice Cream Day wasn’t on it. On July 18th indulge in your favorite ice creams and share it on social media with the hashtag if you like.
31. See a baseball game
July is the perfect time to enjoy a baseball game. Grab a hot dog, beer and some sunscreen and root for your favorite team.
32. Visit Washington, D.C.
While it is hot during the summer in the city, the crowds have largely dispersed and you can enjoy the city a bit more. Some of the best things to do in Washington, D.C. are at night or indoors anyway – so you can avoid the heat.
33. Go to a family reunion
Looking to spend time with the family? One of the top things to do in July is host a family reunion. GO crazy and get matching shirts for everyone.
Shots, cocktails and frozen margaritas – don’t miss an opportunity on July 24th to celebrate National Tequila Day. If you want to go all out, head to Mexico and celebrate.
35. Parents’ Day
Celebrate your parents and the ones around you on July 25th.
Get feisty and pull out your sassiest shades on July 29th. Wear that daring red to work, you deserve it.
37. Visit a National Park
Some of the best places to visit in the USA are the National Parks. From Yellowstone, to the Grand Canyon, To Glacier Bay, and more. Use July as an opportunity to explore.
38. Go to the dog park
You know who else likes to play outside during July? FIDO! One of the best things to do with your dog is take them to the dog park to run around.
Break out your BFF bucket list and plan something! On July 30th celebrate those friendships you love and cherish.
40. Try new beers
Since you will be outside BBQing a lot and having get togethers, use July as a time to try new beers. You never know what you will discover you love.
41. See an outdoor concert
Concerts are part of the July lifestyle. Your July bucket list would not be complete if you didn’t see at least one outdoor show.
42. Make tie dye shirts
A simple and fun activity you can do with the entire family or friends is making tie dye shirts. Best part – no two look entirely identical.
TREAT YOURSELF! Decadence is alive and well on July 30th with National Cheesecake Day on your heels. Try something new or go for a standard classic you love.
44. Take a seasonal summer job somewhere epic
Looking to travel, live and work in an incredible location? Take a seasonal job that provides housing so you can easily move in and experience the destination for a period of time.
45. Eat pizza at the pool
When it comes to things to do in July, eating pizza by the pool should be done multiple times!
Basic or not, avocados are delicious and should be celebrated everyday, but more so on July 31st!
47. See an epic sunset
Whether you are in a stunning beach destination, rooftop city or your own backyard – make sure to take in at least one sunset this July.
48. Plan fun dates
With the weather being good outside, plan some fun dates with your partner and enjoy the longer days of sunlight.
49. Do a wine tasting at a vineyard
Summer is the best time to visit vineyards! One of the best things to do in California is visit the wineries. Plan a weekend and visit several or just a couple.
50. Read a book in a hammock
Don’t forget to relax this summer and take time for you. Get out in nature and read a book in a hammock.
51. See a movie at a drive-in
The most quintessential July bucket list idea – see a drive in movie with your friends!
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