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Our Orange County Summer 2019 Bucket List

Our Orange County Summer 2019 Bucket List

I can still remember now those long hot days and muggy summer nights growing up in Kansas City.  Summers were spent playing outside with friends and splashing the day away at the pool.  Ice cream was always aplenty and bedtimes were more of a suggestion.  We never made a big deal about making “bucket lists” but nonetheless, my mom always made sure we had an amazing summer packed with all sorts of fun stuff.

With that said, I am totally a list person so a bucket list is a must for me.  I am so happy to have the opportunity to stay home with my girls a few days a week but that also means that I work a few days a week as well.  So this bucket list is full of things we can do together, but also things they can do with their dad or grandparents to make memories with them as well.

This is our first “real” summer here in Southern California and I am so ready to experience it with these girls.  While we were here in California last summer, it was a very chaotic time.  We had just moved, did not have any friends in the area, and were still unpacking and getting our bearings in our new city.  It was a lot of change for everyone, to say the least, and a lot of our summer was just spent adjusting + surviving.  So here is to Summer 2019 - we are looking forward to a great one!


To be honest, this whole category may be a bit of a stretch since it gets so hot outside but we will definitely try to get to as many as we can!

  • Pecten Reef Loop

  • Roadrunner-Bluebird Loop/ Oak Canyon Nature Center

  • Red Rock Canyon

  • Niguel Botanical Preserve

  • Dana Point Headlands


We love the Orange County Beaches and like to visit new spots routinely. Hoping to be headed to the beaches a lot this summer!

  • Visit A Tide Pool At The Beach

  • Huntington Beach

  • Balboa Pier and Newport Beach

At Home

We have the most fun when we are out and about adventuring, but sometimes we need a few activities for those stay at home days!

  • Create And Do A Scavenger Hunt

  • Water Balloon Fight

  • Cornhole/ Beanbag Toss Tournament (The girls are obsessed with this game LOL!) 

  • Make Ice Cream Sundaes


This category is for places for us to venture out to during the day, many are new to us!

  • San Diego Zoo

  • Zoomar’s Petting Zoo

  • OC Zoo and Picnic In The Park

  • Aquarium Of The Pacific

  • Volunteer Opportunity

  • Bowling

  • Knott’s Berry Water Park

  • Concert At The Lake

  • Movie In The Park

  • Boat Ride On The Lake

Special Adventures/ Events

Here is a list of special things that we hope to do this summer. Even if we only get to a few of these things it would be awesome!

  • OC Fair

  • Camping Trip/Road Trip

  • Saw Dust Festival

  • Staycation (Great Wolf Lodge or Disneyland or Legoland??)


We of course go to Disney often but there are a few things we have yet to experience there and since we have a little extra time this summer I’m hoping to get to experience a bit more when we are there!

  • World Of Color

  • Fantasmic

  • Rope Drop

  • Galaxy’s Edge

Our summer bucket list for Orange County and Southern California. Make your own today with this free PDF printable!

I created a printable summer bucket list checklist so that we could check off as we do each activity because I am OCD that way! If you want to print out and make your own, just download the PDF below! I hope your summer is filled with lots of adventures!!

Printable Summer Bucket List

My Summer 2019 Reading List

My Summer 2019 Reading List

Plumeria Blooms: A DIY Fragrance Oil Perfume

Plumeria Blooms: A DIY Fragrance Oil Perfume