Free Bucket List Template and 75 Ideas for Inspiration

What's on your bucket list? Top US family travel blog, More than Main Street shares 75 ideas & a FREE bucket list template to get you started!

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Bucket List Template and Inspiration!

I love a bucket list!

Why? You ask. Well… let me share with you the beauty of the bucket list.

Bucket lists come in all shapes and sizes. Mine personally focuses mostly on travel, food, and family. But yours might be centered around learning, adventure, and an adrenaline rush. And…that’s perfectly fine, because a bucket list can be personalized! You can create your own, do one as a couple, or even as a family!

What's on your bucket list? Top US family travel blog, More than Main Street shares 75 ideas & a FREE bucket list template to get you started!

And there’s no one other than yourself to hold you accountable. There is no grade. There is no timeframe. Only hopes and dreams. Some of your lists may be totally 100% realistic while others can be far fetched and seem impossible. It’s entirely up to you!

A bucket list allows you to create a visual reminder to try new things. And I don’t know about you, but I get this amazing sense of pride and accomplishment  each and every time I check one of those items off my bucket list.

And that my friends, is the beauty of the bucket list!

Bucket List Inspiration & Ideas

In my eyes…bucket lists can be divided up into five different sections:

  • learning something new
  • facing your fears
  • traveling
  • giving back
  • chasing your dreams

You can have a family bucket list. You might list 50 destinations across the world you want to visit and create a travel bucket list. You can list 50 things you want to do with that special someone in your life and create a couples bucket list. Or you can even list 50 ways to make the world a better place…the choice is all yours!

Or if you’re like me…you can make a crazy mix of all these things!

Here’s a list of 75 ideas to get you started and hopefully inspire your bucket list! (I’ve starred the ones I’ve done personally, but I’ve certainly got some work to do!) Then…grab my free bucket list template to make things easier for you!

  1. Go on an epic road trip!*
  2. Go zip-lining.*
  3. Attend an Olympics.
  4. Spend the night in a treehouse.
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  5. Gamble in Vegas.*
  6. Attend a major/professional sporting event.(My thoughts about this HERE)*
  7. Ride in a hot air balloon.
  8. Volunteer.*
  9. Ride in a helicopter.*
  10. Start a blog!*
  11. See a show on Broadway.*
  12. Learn another language and to play and instrument.*
  13. Pick apples, strawberries, or blueberries.*
  14. See the Hollywood sign.
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  15. Visit the southern most point of the continental US.*
  16. Visit another country.*
  17. Pay a stranger’s tab.*
  18. Stomp grapes to make wine.
  19. Visit the Statue of Liberty.
  20. Attend Mardi Gras.
  21. Drive on the other side of the road.
  22. Swim with dolphins, sharks, or other sea life.*
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  23. Go to Disney! (My tips HERE)*
  24. Build a sandcastle.*
  25. Brew your own beer.
  26. Go to the Superbowl.
  27. Go to a drive-in movie.
  28. Ride a horse.*
  29. Go camping or glamping!*
  30. Complete a 5K race.*
  31. See Niagara Falls.*
  32. Fly private.
  33. Play paintball.
  34. Go on an African Safari.
  35. Take a dance lesson.*
  36. Go dog sledding.
  37. Sleep in an overwater bungalow.
  38. Complete an escape room.*
  39. Spend an entire summer in another country.
  40. Go to Oktoberfest.
    Bucket List Template & Inspiration
  41. Go white water rafting. (More on this HERE)*
  42. Go to a farmers market and sample the local goodies.*
  43. Make s’mores by a real fire.*
  44. Attend a music festival.*
  45. Make snow angels.*
  46. Try skiing or snowboarding.*
  47. Bake and decorate a cake.*
  48. Learn yoga.*
  49. Take a carriage ride through Central Park in New York City.*
  50. Get a massage.*
  51. Have a tech free day.*
  52. Learn to meditate.*
  53. Take a cooking class.*
  54. Stay overnight in a castle.
  55. Go to wine country.*
  56. See a live comedy performance.*
  57. Stay in a bed & breakfast.*
  58. Visit a “world’s largest” attraction.*
  59. Bicycle across the Golden Gate Bridge.
  60. Do a food tour.*
  61. Visit the seven wonders of the world.
  62. Go ice skating.*
  63. Play in the rain.*
  64. Own a pet.*
  65. See the Northern Lights.
  66. See your favorite band Live!*
    Bucket List Inspiration
  67. Plant a garden.*
  68. Sing karaoke.*
  69. Have a water balloon fight.*
  70. Raise money for a cause near and dear to your heart.*
  71. See the great barrier reef.
  72. Try snorkeling or scuba diving.*
  73. Visit a US National Park.*
  74. Go to the top of the Eiffel Tower.*
  75. Go on a real picnic.*

GRAB YOUR FREE BUCKET LIST TEMPLATE (along with some other really cool stuff) NOW!

The best part is, there are no rules!

Well…go on! Get started!

What’s on your bucket list? Let me know what y’all think!

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What's on your bucket list? Top US family travel blog, More than Main Street shares 75 ideas & a FREE bucket list template to get you started!

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25 Comments

  1. This is a great list. Many of the items are very achievable and something for the whole family to do together. Thanks for putting together a template to download.

    1. I love getting my kids together to create a list for our family! It’s fun seeing what they one up with!

  2. We just started making our travel bucket list this week! We found out we were expecting shortly after we got married so no honeymoon yet! Thanks for the template and the ideas!

    1. Thanks! I could personally make a list of just travel destinations, but I have a lot of other things I want to try too! What’s number one on your travel list?

  3. I loved reading through your list thinking “Yay, I’ve done that!” followed by “Dang, I want to do that, too!” I enjoy that there are bigger things mixed in with smaller things (decorating a cake) that I haven’t done either! Love it!

  4. These ideas are so good – and varied! Although I have never written down a bucket list, my general bucket list ideas are generally travel and food related (which I focus on in my blog too). Theres some ideas on this list I may adopt though 😉

    1. Thanks!! It’s all about trying new things for me! Though personally I could make a list of 75 destinations I want to visit! Lol

  5. Oh how I love bucket lists (and lists in general!). I’m definitely snagging a few of your awesome ideas to add to my own list. I’ve been neglecting my bucket list a bit but now I want to get back to it. Thank you for this!

  6. You have put together an awesome bucket list. How many of these things have you already done? To see the seven wonders of the world is definitely high on my list of must do things!

  7. So fun. I made a bucket list when I was in my teens. I wonder if I still have it in my memory box. I’d love to dig it out and check some stuff off and add more to it. Very inspiring list. And thanks so much for the free download. Love it❤️

  8. I love this idea! I only had one item on my bucket list and completed it 8 years ago…participate in a flash mob. I think it is time I started a new bucket list, and added a few more items! Thanks for the inspiration.

  9. I’m both inspired and overwhelmed by the idea of updating my bucket list. As I’ve gotten older I’ve definitely kept my awareness about what I’d like to do or accomplish, but putting it to paper… Well, they say a to-do list is the best way to tackle life, I could try it. 🙂

  10. This looks like so much fun! I’ve never put together a bucket list before. Maybe I’ll do one for my daughter–things to do with her before she starts to dislike me haha.

  11. Love this Julie! We are definitely going to create bucket lists in this family so we can start marking them off!