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35 Bucket List Ideas for Best Friends

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Fun Bucket List Ideas for Friends

I think that everyone can agree that some of the best memories are made with our best friends. Whether it’s staying up all night talking, going on wild adventures, or just laughing until you can’t breathe, there’s something special about the bond between besties. And what better way to create even more amazing memories than by making a bucket list together?

1. Go on a Road Trip

Pack up the car and hit the open road! There’s no better way to bond with your bestie than by spending some quality time together in the car. Make sure to plan out some fun stops along the way, and don’t forget the snacks!

2. Go Camping

Get back to nature with a camping trip! Pitch a tent, build a fire, and spend some time enjoying the great outdoors. Don’t forget to bring your camera to capture all of the memories.

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3. Go to a Music Festival

There’s nothing like listening to live music with your best friend by your side. Grab some tickets to your favorite music festival and dance the day away.

4. Get Matching Tattoos

If you’re looking for a way to show your bestie that you’ll always be there for them, get matching tattoos! This is a permanent reminder of your friendship that you can carry with you always.

5. Go Skydiving

For the ultimate thrill, go skydiving together! This is definitely not for the faint of heart, but it’s an experience that you’ll never forget.

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6. Go on a Cruise

Set sail on an adventure with your best friend! A cruise is the perfect way to relax and explore new places. You can even get matching outfits for a fun photo op.

7. Go to a Rodeo

If you’re looking for a unique experience, go to a rodeo! This is a great opportunity to see some amazing stunts and learn about a different culture.

8. Go to a Winery

Sample some of the best wines around with a trip to a local winery. This is a great way to spend an afternoon, and you might even find a new favorite wine.

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9. Go Stargazing

Head out to a dark location away from the city lights and spend some time stargazing. This is a great activity to do if you want to relax and disconnect from the world for a while.

10. Get Makeovers

Go to your favorite salon and treat yourselves to a day of pampering! Get new hairstyles, try out some new makeup, and feel like a million bucks.

11. Go Shopping

Sometimes the best way to spend time with your best friend is by hitting the stores! Find some new clothes, try out different makeup, and have a blast. It come be at a famous shopping street like Oxford Street in London or a specific store.

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12. Have a Picnic

Get away from the hustle and bustle of everyday life and enjoy a leisurely picnic with your bestie. Don’t forget to bring some tasty snacks and drinks to enjoy.

13. Go to a Carnival

Eat some cotton candy, ride the rides, and win some prizes at the carnival! This is a great activity for kids of all ages.

14. Go Horseback Riding

If you’ve ever wanted to try horseback riding, now is your chance! This is a great activity to do with your best friend, and it’s a lot of fun.

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15. Go Go-Kart Racing

Put the pedal to the metal and go go-kart racing! This is a great way to get your adrenaline pumping and have some friendly competition.

16. Go on a Roller Coaster

For the ultimate thrill, go on a roller coaster! This is a great activity to do with your best friend, and it’s sure to get your heart racing.

17. Go to an Amusement Park

Spend a day at the amusement park and enjoy all of the rides and attractions! This is a great way to spend some quality time with your bestie.

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18. Go to the Beach

Soak up the sun and enjoy the waves at the beach! This is a great activity to do in the summertime, and it’s sure to be a blast.

19. Go Hiking

Get some fresh air and go hiking! This is a great way to explore the outdoors with your best friend. Don’t forget to bring some water and snacks for the hike.

20. Go Scuba Diving

If you’ve ever wanted to try scuba diving, now is your chance! This is a great activity to do with your best friend, and it will be awesome!

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21. Fun Day Out in a Famous City

Tour around a famous city that you’ve always wanted to visit. See the sights, eat the food, and enjoy your time together!

22. Go to a Museum

Spend a day exploring a museum! This is a great way to learn about different cultures and history. It’s also a lot of fun to walk around and look at all of the different exhibits.

23. Go See Your Favorite Musician or Band

Go see your favorite musician or band in concert! This is a great way to spend some time together and enjoy some great music.

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24. Have a Spa Day

Relax and unwind with a spa day! Get massages, manicures/pedicures, and take some time to relax. This is a great way to pamper yourself and your best friend.

25. Volunteer Together

Give back to your community by volunteering together! This is a fantastic way to spend some time together and help others. You can volunteer at a soup kitchen, animal shelter, or any other organization that needs help.

26. Go Cheese Tasting

Sample some delicious cheese at a local cheese shop! This is a outstanding way to spend an afternoon, and you might even find a new favorite cheese.

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27. Go Zorbing

Climb inside a giant inflatable ball and roll down a hill! This is a great activity to do with your best friend, and it’s sure to be a blast.

28. Go on a Hot Air Balloon Ride

For a unique experience, go on a hot air balloon ride together! This is a great way to see the world from a different perspective.

29. Go to a Drive-In Movie

Watch a movie from the comfort of your car! This is a great activity to do on a warm summer night. Don’t forget to bring some snacks and drinks to enjoy during the movie.

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30. Go Kayaking

Get out on the water and go kayaking! This is a great way to spend some time together and enjoy the outdoors. Don’t forget to bring life jackets and sunscreen.

31. Go Quad Biking

Ride around on four-wheeled ATVs! This is a great activity to do with your best friend, and it’s sure to be a blast.

32. Go to an Arcade

Play some classic arcade games and win some prizes! This is a great way to spend some time together and have some friendly competition.

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33. Try Out Axe Throwing

Let out some pent-up aggression by throwing axes at a target! This is a great way to spend some time together and have some fun.

34. Go Try Out Some Archery

Shoot some arrows at a target! This is a great way to spend some time together and have some friendly competition.

35. Go Rock Climbing

Climb to the top of a rock wall! This is a great activity to do with your best friend, and it’s sure to be a blast.

The Bottom Line

When trying to work out your bucket list together, there are a lot of considerations to undertake.

First off, do you both actually want to do the task, it's ok if one of you does and the other doesn't just be honest about it.

Second, make sure it is somewhat realistic yet not too boring. You need it to be memorable at the end of the day but "going into space" for example, might be a bit at the extreme end.

Finally, just have fun with it. Don't take it too seriously but at the end of the day, a life with a bit of a plan could be one that leads you to do things that you wouldn't have otherwise done - and there's no one much better to do it with than your best friend.

This content is accurate and true to the best of the author’s knowledge and is not meant to substitute for formal and individualized advice from a qualified professional.

© 2022 Elin Beck