2014 Summer Bucket List

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Do you have a Summer Bucket List?  A list of things you want to do and/or see before school is back in session in September?   Last year we put together a fun bucket list (see it here), but this year we’re going all out with a list of 75 things to do on the South Shore (and a bit beyond).  Whether you’re looking to do something outdoors or inside, active or artsy, we’ve got an idea for you.  (There are plenty of FREE activities on this list too).  Check it out, and enjoy! 

  1. See a Cape Cod Baseball League game
  2. Go to an outdoor movie at the Hingham Shipyard
  3. Listen to Friday morning story time at the Paragon Carousel
  4. Pick-your-own blueberries
  5. Go for a walk at World’s End in Hingham
  6. See a movie at the Mendon Drive-In
  7. Hike in the Blue Hills
  8. Visit the Paragon Carousel at Nantasket Beach
  9. Go on a Whale Watch
  10. Stop by FREE Musical Nights at Derby Street Shoppes
  11. Watch a FREE Outdoor Movie at Hidden Pond (Derby Street Shoppes)
  12. Catch a Pawtucket Red Sox game
  13. Splash around at Water Wizz
  14. Go to the Cape Cod Inflatable Park
  15. Visit a local beach
  16. Go fishing
  17. Climb to your heart’s content at Rock Spot Climbing
  18. Take advantage of a cool day and head to the zoo (Franklin Park, Roger Williams, Southwick, Buttonwood or Capron Park)
  19. See the Brockton Rox play
  20. Go on a Pirate Cruise
  21. Play a game of Mini Golf
  22. Hit the driving range
  23. Cool down at the Braintree Splash Pad
  24. Go on a Boston Duck Tour
  25. Thrill seekers?  Check out Codzilla
  26. Take the ferry out to the Harbor Islands (Georges, Spectacle, Grape, Thompson)
  27. Explore Castle Island, and grab a bite at Sullivan’s
  28. Let the kids jump at Sky Zone or Launch
  29. Go to The Hall at Patriot Place (museum)
  30. Watch a Free Outdoor Movie at Patriot Place
  31. Take in some history at Battleship Cove
  32. Visit Edaville Railroad
  33. Explore the Cranberry Bog Trail behind Bass Pro Shops in Foxboro
  34. See your favorite players practice at Patriot’s Pre-Season Camp
  35. Listen to the songs of  Mama Steph
  36. Catch a performance from Big Ryan’s Tall Tales
  37. Go see the Toe Jam Puppet Band
  38. Stop by the Lego Club at In Sync Center for the Arts
  39. Do Yoga on Wednesdays at Whole Foods in Weymouth
  40. Have an indoor adventure at 5 Wits in Foxboro
  41. Go Bowling
  42. Try Letterboxing
  43. Visit the South Shore Natural Science Center
  44. Visit the Legoland Discovery Center
  45. Swim at Houghton’s Pond at Blue Hills
  46. Play at the South Shore Children’s Museum at the Hanover Mall
  47. Try Starland Sports & Fun Park in Hanover
  48. Let kids build at the Free Kids Workshops at Home Depot & Lowes
  49. Head to the Marshfield Fair or Brockton Fair
  50. Stop by the Herring Run Historical Park in Pembroke
  51. Spend some time with nature at the Mass Audubon Wildlife Sanctuary
  52. Take a road trip to the Mystic Aquarium
  53. Get creative at The Make Shop
  54. Buy some fresh produce at a local Farmer’s Market
  55. Have Tea with a friend at the Windsor Tea Shop
  56. Enjoy an Evening Under the Stars Concert
  57. Enjoy the beauty of The Butterfly Place
  58. See a show at the South Shore Music Circus
  59. Visit the petting zoo at Penniman Hill in Hingham
  60. Get adventurous at Randolph Paint Ball
  61. Play some pinball at Pop Bumpers in Weymouth
  62. Hot day?  Head to the movies
  63. Go for a bike ride at a local park
  64. Get our your aggressions at Laser Tag
  65. Let the little ones play at the Children’s Museum Easton
  66. Explore at the Boston Museum of Science
  67. Go to the Boston Children’s Museum ($1 admission Friday nights)
  68. Soak up the past at the Harvard Museum of Natural History
  69. Head down to Plimouth Plantation
  70. Explore the USS Constitution
  71. Visit the Heritage Gardens in Sandwich
  72. Enjoy story time at Barnes & Noble (Hingham and Braintree)
  73. Do some crafts at the American Girl Store in Natick
  74. Go to King Richard’s Fair
  75. Get FREE admission to local attractions with Free Fun Fridays!

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2 Comments on 2014 Summer Bucket List

  1. This is a fantastic roundup! Thanks for posting this list. I plan to take the kids blueberry picking at Bog Hollow Farm, checking out the Science Center in Norwell, visiting Herring Run in Pembroke, World’s End and the Petting Zoo in Hingham! I wasn’t aware of some of these places. I really appreciate your taking the time to do this. I’ll share this with my homeschool group, too.

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