Summer 100: A hundred things to do this season

Summer 100

If you know me, you know that I’m a compulsive list-maker. My favorite list to make is my summer “to do” list. Weekends are so precious and with weddings taking up a good number of them you have to have a plan, or the season will just float by. As I check items off the list this page will become a photo post, with a picture for each item accomplished! My list is Boston/New England specific, but a lot of the items can be modified. I want to hear what’s on YOUR summer list. Join in on twitter and instagram by using the hashtag #Summer100 (and share it with at @popcircumstance)! If you’re in need of some more inspiration you can check out the P&C pinterest board here.

White Mountains hike
1. Hike in the White Mountains
picnic Charles River
2. Picnic along the Charles River
strawberry picking
3. Strawberry picking
4. Make your own popsicles (get the People’s Pop’s book for recipes)
5. Try paddle boarding for the first time
6. Build a beach bonfire
7. Make an epic summer mix
Brimfield Antique Show
8. Brimfield Antique Show
9. Go to an outdoor concert
10. SoWa Open Market
11. Lobster Tails at Woodman’s of Essexsubmitted by Susie Kostaras of Racked Boston
12. Watch a fireworks display
Duxbury Bridge
13. Walk the bridge at Duxbury Beach
14. Enjoy a gelato in the North End
15. Lunch date with a fellow blogger
16. Check out the rooftop and pool at the Revere Hotel
17. Makes s’mores around the fire
18. Replicate this watermelon salad recipe
19. Tasting at T.W. Foodsubmitted by Kate Ziegler of Union Jack Creative
20. Make a meal from farmer’s market finds
21. DIY photo booth
Eat organic with Boston Organics
22. Eat organic with Boston Organics!
23. Make friendship bracelets for all BFFs
24. Eat breakfast for dinner
25. Build a sand castle
26. Donate blood
27. Take full advantage of having a juicer (Whole Living has great recipes)
28. Watch the sunrise
29. Buy a tube and float in the bay
30. Make a berry flag cake for Fourth of July
31. Late night dinner at a diner
32. See an iMax movie (The Last Reef at the Museum of Science!)
grow sprouts
33. Grow sprouts
National Donut Day
34. Celebrate National Donut Day on Friday, June 7 with a treat from Union Square Donuts
keep a journal
35. Keep a journal
36. Hit the New England Coastal Wine Trailsubmitted by Kristen Uekermann, The Boston Fashionista
37. Document a beautiful sunset
38. See the Sandcastle competition in Revere
morning antiquing
39. 5:00 am antiquing at Todd Farm Flea Market
40. Perfect an herbal cocktail, like the Basil Lime Gimlet Fizz
temporary tattoo
41. Temporary tattoo party (great ones here!)
42. Bring a beautiful shell home from the beach
43. Stage a photo shoot
44. Make a flag garland
45. Take a class (you know of course that I recommend the BCAE & Eventbrite)
JOOS juice cleanse
46. Reboot and feel incredible with an easy-to-do JOOS juice cleanse!
47. Pack lunch in a mason jar
48. Send a postcard
kayak trip
49. Kayak or canoe trip
50. Stock up on beach reading material from the library
51. Go blueberry picking
52. Mini hike in Blue Hills
53. Hit up a great yard sale
54. Make a face mask from your kitchen (this is my absolute favorite)
55. Read Found, Free & Flea by Teresa Surratt
56. Attend/host a barbecue
57. Pick fresh tomatoes to make this caprese
Clark Crowley at Turrell
58. See the Turrell exhibition at the Guggenheim – submitted by Clark Crowley of All My Gems
59. Attend Diner en Blanc
60. Walk the jetty in Plymouth
ice cream at Far Far's
61. After-beach ice cream cone from Farfar’s in Duxbury
62. Spend time wandering the new Restoration Hardware store
63. Get in the habit of having green smoothies at breakfast (they’re actually really good, promise!)
64. Treasure Hunt at Crompton Collective in Worcester
65. Take a photo with sparklers or glow sticks
66. Trip to Frost Ice Bar when it opens in July
67. Day trip to Block Island (bring bikes to beach hop) – submitted by Taylor of New England Vintage Chic
sailing trip
68. Sailing trip
69. Lobster dinner on the patio
70. Lay and look at the summer stars
71. Pick/Buy a fresh bouquet of flowers
72. Coconut Recipe Extravaganza (try every coconut recipe we can get our hands on…while drinking pina coladas) – submitted by Sarah Pollock of A Fetching Conundrum
73. Check out Salvage Chic in Pembroke
74. Pinkberry and people watching on Newbury Street
75. Get an aloe plant for the house to soothe summer burns
76. Drink agua fresca all summer long (simple recipe here)
77. Color your ends using hair chalk
78. Spend a day at the roof top pool at The Colonnade – submitted by Clark Crowley of All My Gems
79. Stock up on summer reading at a book fair
80. Complete a pin (finish a Pinterest project)
81. Try a crazy polish color/mani
Young Women in Digital
82. Network, network, network (looking forward to more great things from Young Women in Digital in particular)
83. Gazpacho for dinner!
84. Annual trip up to Lake Kezar in Maine
85. Something special for my golden birthday
86. Tour of John Adams birthplace and house
87. Attend an Eventbrite event (just do a search – there are so many to choose from & a lot are free!)
88. Enjoy a glass at Spoke Wine Bar
89. Tour a farm
90. Hit the Antique Trail in Maine
91. Listen to the Landmarks Orchestra play at the Hatch Shell
92. Camping in New Hampshire – submitted by Rachel Brackett (love you sis!)
93. Take advantage of Free Thursday evenings at the ICA
94. Go an entire day without a phone (a hard one for us social media peeps)
95. Visit a local brewery
96. Set a nautical dinner table
97. Edward Gorey house
98. Buy a floppy sun hat
99. Cap off the summer with a trip to Turkey
100. Capture it all on instagram! Join in the fun by tagging your photos #Summer100


5 thoughts on “Summer 100: A hundred things to do this season

  1. What a great list! On my Summer Bucket List- a trip to Waterfire in Providence, Boston Dragonboat Festival (this weekend), lobster BLTs at Stonewall Kitchens in York, Maine. Gelato in the North End, and a trip to SOWA market. You gave me food for thought. Will come up with my own #Summer100 list.

    1. Hi Elaine! I’m thrilled you’re making a #Summer100 list of your own. It looks like you have a great start (Waterfire is always fun on a summer evening) and I can’t wait to hear about your adventures. Please keep me updated!

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