Have you been contemplating writing a bucket list for…a really long time? Procrastinating because it seems like too much of an effort for your brain to crank out any unique bucket list ideas? Creating a Bucket List, is a great way to give your goals a life. So, no more excuses. Most of the work has already been done for you. Whether you are creating your very first bucket list or just want to add to the life list you already have, here are 543 bucket list ideas to get you started:

ADVENTURE – bucket list ideas for the adventurous soul

  1. Swim with Stingrays
  2. Wrap a snake around your neck
  3. Explore a cave
  4. Indoor skydive
    Annette White Indoor Skydiving
  5. Swim with dolphins
  6. Walk a Suspension Bridge
  7. Rapell
  8. Skydive
  9. Parasail
  10. Whitewater raft
  11. Scuba dive
  12. Ride ATVs in the sand dunes
  13. Feed sharks
  14. Snowboard
  15. Jump off a cliff
  16. Kite surf
  17. Go rock climbing
  18. Ride in a hot air balloon
  19. Take a helicopter ride
  20. Bungee Jump
  21. Join the mile high club
  22. Streak in a public place
  23. Dog sled
  24. Walk on hot coals
  25. Swim with whale sharks
  26. Get a Tattoo
  27. Base jump
  28. Do a striptease
  29. Walk on glass
  30. Sail a Boat
  31. Rope swing into water
  32. Go off-roading
  33. Go on a Police Ride along
  34. Ride on a luge
  35. Get bucked off a bucking bronco
  36. Attend a bondurant
  37. Do a flip on a trampoline
  38. Eat fire

    ANIMALS + NATURE – a earthy collection of bucket list ideas
  39. Hold a monkey
  40. Take a Zip Line ride
    Annette White Zipline in Costa Rica
  41. Kiss a sea lion
  42. Witness a solar eclipse
  43. Go clam digging
  44. Swim in the ocean
  45. Drive through a dust storm
  46. Swim with a school of fish
  47. Go whale watching
  48. See the salmon run
  49. Milk a cow
  50. Watch turtles hatch & run for the ocean
  51. Hike every trail at a state park
  52. Hold a tarantula
  53. Feed a koala bear
  54. Ride an elephant
  55. Swim with turtles
    Annette White Swimming with Turtles in Maui
  56. Stand under a waterfall
  57. Look inside the mouth of a volcano
  58. Start a fire without matches
  59. Kiss in the rain
  60. See penguins in their natural habitat
  61. Climb to the top of a tree
  62. Name a star
  63. See a coral reef
  64. Feed a crocodile
  65. Herd cattle
  66. Watch the sunrise & sunset in one day
  67. Compete in a frog jumping contest
  68. Horseback ride on the beach
  69. Ride in a horse & carriage
  70. Attend a rodeo
  71. Sleep in an igloo
  72. Make a snowman
  73. Roll in a huge pile of leaves
  74. Sleep in a stable on a haystack
  75. Hug a redwood
  76. Chase a tornado
  77. Shear a sheep

    CONNECT + RELATIONSHIPS – bucket list ideas related to the personal connections
  78. Receive a fan letter
  79. Have a meaningful conversation with a stanger
  80. Meet someone famous
  81. Share your most embarassing moment
  82. Find your best friend from high school
  83. Surprise someone
  84. Tell dad you love him
  85. Attend a high school reunion
    Annette White at High School Reunion
  86. Meet a well-known politician
  87. Answer a personal ad
  88. Plan a date night with your spouse
  89. Sing a karaoke duet
  90. Get married
  91. Have children
  92. Write a love letter
  93. Find your first love
  94. Create a family tree
  95. Make a new friend
  96. Kiss a stranger
  97. Write a letter to your favorite teacher
  98. Forgive someone
  99. Bring baked goods to a neighbor
  100. Spend the whole day by yourself
  101. Play matchmaker
  102. Send someone an anonymous gift
  103. Google your old boy/girlfriends
  104. Get the life story of your grandparent
  105. Write a thank you letter to a company that treated you well
  106. Share a fantasy
  107. Have an unforgetable one-night stand
  108. Write your own vows
  109. Visit your childhood home
  110. Carve your name into a tree
  111. Join an internet dating site
  112. Write a love note on the bathroom mirror
  113. Attend a same sex wedding
  114. Cover the bed in rose petals
  115. Meet the president
  116. Share a cab with a stranger
  117. Organize a family portrait

    CONTRIBUTION + LIFE ENHANCEMENT – a selection of bucket list ideas for the giving spirit 
  118. Donate toys at the holidays
  119.  Make a significant change in someones life
  120. Volunteer
  121. Put change into someones expired meter
  122. Give Blood
    Annette White Giving Blood
  123. Write a letter to your future self
  124. Ask your spouse 20 questions that I don’t know about him
  125. List 10 things you are grateful for every day for 1 month
  126. Pay the bridge toll for the person behind you
  127. Donate clothing
  128. Entertain the elderly at a nursing home
  129. Spend the entire day by yourself
  130. Write a love letter
  131. Send flowers to yourself
  132. Be a mentor
  133. Plant a tree
  134. Build a house with Habitat for Humanity
  135. Be an organ donor
  136. Meditate
  137. Go green
  138. Vacation at a silent retreat
  139. Be present at a birth
  140. Adopt an animal
  141. Start a gratitude journal
  142. Donate grains of rice to a third world country
  143. Serve food at a soup kitchen
  144. Grow your locks & donate them
  145. Sponsor a child
  146. Do a body cleanse
  147. Smile at strangers
  148. Be a Big Brother/Sister
  149. Send a care package to a soldier
  150. Donate books to a school
  151. Clean up trash at a state park
  152. Add your name to the bone marrow list
  153. Help renovate your local park
  154. Spend the day helping at a childrens hospital
  155. Be a sperm/egg donor
  156. Make compost
  157. Start a charity
  158. Paint a mural over graffiti
  159. Raise a guide dog
  160. Plant a community garden
    white wild mushroom
  161. Serve your country
  162. Teach someone to read
  163. Help an endangered or injured animal
  164. Do a chairty walk
  165. Bring a meal to a homeless person

    CREATIVITY – put your artsy hat on for these bucket list experiences
  166. Make a flower arrangement
  167. Create a piece of art & sell it
  168. Make an origami animal
  169. Make a handmade greeting card
  170. Be published
  171. Start a blog
  172. Design a website
  173. Create a flower arrangement
  174. Enter art in an exhibit
  175. Write a song
  176. Make mosaic art
  177. Make a handmade gift
  178. Sew something you can wear
  179. Create a family logo
  180. Make a coloring book
  181. Create your own personal stationary
  182. Make a candle
  183. Make a piece of jewelry
  184. Blow glass
  185. Knit a scarf
  186. Paint something at a ceramic place
  187. Make paper
  188. Work on a potters wheel
  189. Write a book
  190. Create a family tree
  191. Create a bumper sticker
  192. Take pictures in a photo booth
  193. Take an art class
  194. Have your portrait painted
  195. Learn to crochet
  196. Build a tree fort
  197. Write a letter in calligraphy
  198. Get your handwriting analyzed
  199. Refinish an old piece of furniture
  200. Make a calendar with your favorite photos
  201. Create a scrapbook
  202. Make a font out of your handwriting
  203. Have your nude body artistically painted
  204. Create a photo journal
  205. Make stained glass
  206. Decoupage something
  207. Decorate a blank t-shirt
  208. Make soap




    EDUCATION + LEARNING – keep your mind young with these life list ideas

  209. Get a degree
  210. Attend a random free seminar
  211. Learn a new software program
  212. Master a new language
  213. Teach a class
  214. Write a book
  215. Take an improv class
  216. Learn to play a song on an instrument
  217. Say “Hello” in 10 languages
  218. Learn the alphabet in sign language
  219. Be able to remember peoples names
  220. Take an IQ test
  221. Learn to jump start a car
  222. Learn CPR
  223. Memorize a poem
  224. Write your life story
  225. Read an entire Encyclopedia
  226. Learn a new word & use it
  227. Write a haiku
  228. Be able to name all the bones in your body
  229. Read everything your favorite author has written
  230. Research the history of your hometown
  231. Read a classic
  232. Read all the books you own
  233. Read a banned book

    FASHION + WELLNESS
  234. Get a Foot Massage
  235. Make a homemade beauty product
  236. Buy a cute outfit at a second hand store
  237. Get fitted for a bra
  238. Get a bikini wax
  239.  Spend the day at a resort spa
  240. Try acupuncture
  241. Get a spa pedicure
  242. Go on a clothes shopping spree
  243. Look 10 years younger
  244. Try Brow Threading
  245. Have a facial
  246. Get a professional body massage
    Thai Massage Room at Fah Lanna
  247. Own a fabulous pair of designer shoes
  248. Wear colored contacts
  249. Have my palm read
  250. Sit front row at a fashion show
  251. Learn how to create the perfect “smokey eye”
  252. Create the perfect up-do
  253. Make my own perfume
  254. Be blond for a day
  255. Have a professional photo shoot
  256. Dress in super sexy lingerie
  257. Get a Brazilian wax
  258. Wear a kilt
  259. Have custom shoes made
  260. Take a makeup lesson
  261. Shave your head or someone elses
  262. Get a body piercing
  263. Wear a wig for a day
  264. Take an aromatherapy bath
  265. Wear fake eyelashes
  266. Get a spray tan
  267. Take a mud bath

    FINANCE + LUXURY
  268. Earn 6 figures per year
  269. Own investment real estate
  270. Play the stock market
  271. Blow a lot of money gambling
  272. Start your own business
  273. Sell something on the internet
  274. Set up an emergency fund
  275. Create a passive income
  276. Be a Leader in your Field
  277. Shop on Rodeo Drive
  278. Be debt free
  279. Invent something
  280. Make a career out of a hobby
  281. Sleep on satin sheets
  282. Be a self-made millionaire
  283. Charter a yacht
  284. Have a housekeeper

    GASTRONOMY
  285. Drink Milk from a Fresh Coconut
  286. Drink Tea at a Tea House
    Japanese Tea Ceremony at Happo-en
  287. Recreate a Classic Dish
  288. Create my own recipe
  289. Bake a loaf of bread
  290. Create your own cocktail
  291. Make fresh pasta
  292. Eat alone at a fancy restaurant
  293. Have a wine collection
  294. Own an award winning restaurant
  295. Enter something in a food competition
  296. Try a new food
  297. Eat a meal cooked by a famous chef
  298. Eat escargot
  299. Have Drinks at an Ice bar
    Peter & Annette White at Minus 5 Ice Bar
  300. Make ice cream
  301. Attend a Winemakers Dinner
  302. Eat a raw diet for a week
  303. Eat an insect
  304. Go wine tasting
  305. Drink at a dive bar
  306. Eat raw oysters
  307. Eat fondue
  308. Wade in a Cranberry Bog
  309. Partake in a Food Fight
  310. Drink Absinthe
  311. Bottle a Recipe & Sell it
  312. Make cheese
  313. Extract honey from a bee hive
  314. Eat fire
  315. Boil a live lobster
  316. Write a cookbook
  317. Catch, cook & eat a fish
  318. Make cheese
  319. Cook a recipe you remember from childhood
  320. Pick fruit from the tree & make a pie
  321. Host a cookie exchange
  322. Go to a Vodka Lounge
  323. Create a traditional dish from a different culture
  324. Cook every dish in one cookbook
  325. Drink a bottle of trendy champagne
  326. Start an herb garden
  327. Shuck oysters
    Oysters at Hog Island
  328. Hunt for truffles
  329. Eat at a 5-Star Restaurant
  330. Dismember a chicken
  331. Make a gingerbread house
  332. Create an Ice Sculpture
  333. Attend a pig roast
  334. Do a body shot
  335. Participate in a pub crawl
  336. Order room service
  337. Learn to use chopsticks
  338. Enter a food eating contest
  339. Have a progressive dining experience
  340. Create your signature dish
  341. Toss pizza dough in the air
  342. Snack on frog legs
  343. Eat caviar
  344. Try deep-fried Twinkies
  345. Leave a 100% tip for a server
  346. Stomp grapes




    ENTERTAINMENT + ATTRACTIONS

  347. Learn a Line Dance
  348. Receive a fan letter
  349. Take a new route to work
  350. Go to the movies by yourself
  351. Apply to be on a reality show
  352. Fly on a trapeze
  353. Be an extra in a movie
  354. Go to Dinner Theater
    Annette White at Teatro Zinzanni
  355. Create a room you love
  356. Touch a famous piece of art
  357. Attend a high school reunion
  358. Have your picture published in a newspaper
  359. Contact someone with your own name
  360. Bicycle Across the Golden Gate
  361. Throw a themed party
  362. Pose with a figure at a wax museum
  363. See a Las Vegas Show
  364. Create a video & upload it to the internet
  365. Be on a TV show
  366. Bet at the Dog Races
  367. Go to a Drive-In
  368. Dance on a bar
  369. Bet at the dog races
  370. Go to a book signing
  371. See a foreign film
  372. Ride a mechanical bull
  373. Blow $200 on one 5-cent slot machine
  374. See a ballet
  375. Play in a poker competition
  376. Meet your idol
  377. Perform with a band
  378. Party in a private booth at a nightclub
  379. Go to a renaissance festival
  380. Get comped/upgraded something
  381. Be on the cover of a magazine
  382. Perform a Magic Trick
  383. Attend an art gallery opening
  384. Host a game night
  385. Attend a masquerade
  386. Heckle a comedian
  387. Take part in a focus group
  388. Have 15 minutes of fame
  389. See a 3-D movie
  390. Meet Oprah
  391. Get swag
  392. Enter a limbo competition
  393. Spin records like a DJ
  394. Go holiday caroling
  395. Crash a party
  396. Master a video game
  397. Walk the red carpet
  398. See your name in film credits
  399. Start fire without matches
  400. Participate in a pub crawl
  401. Smash a guitar on stage
  402. Participate in an open-mike night
  403. Throw beads at Mardi Gras
  404. Watch all the oscar winning movies
  405. Learn how to sing within my octave
  406. Take an improv class
  407. Try a pole dancing class
  408. See a Broadway play
  409. Be asked for your autograph
  410. Do a proper Hula dance
    Luau in Maui
  411. Set a Guinness Book of World Record
  412. Read the book before the movie
  413. Go to a Blues Bar
  414. Make money as a street performer
  415. Be a game show contestant
  416. Attend a black tie gala
  417. Sit front row at a basketball game
  418. Get VIP passes to a show
  419. Watch the Space Shuttle launce
  420. Attend a film premiere
  421. Get hypnotized
  422. Attend a pow wow
  423. Attend a Jazz festival
  424. Watch Sumo wrestling
    Tokyo Sumo Stable
  425. Attend a unique small-town event
  426. Have a night at the opera
  427. Be a member of the audience of a TV show
    JUST FOR FUN
  428. Google search my name & have at least 1 page of stuff
  429. Start a blog
  430. Smoke a fine cigar
  431. Complete a 1000-piece jigsaw puzzle
  432. Finish a crossword puzzle
  433. Join a book club
  434. Share your most embarassing moment
  435. Coin a word
  436. Haggle at an open market
  437. Smoke a hookah
  438. Surprise someone
  439. Make a Balloon Animal
    Kibowa Orphanage in Africa
  440. Invent something
  441. Find a treasure with a metal detector
  442. Win something
  443. Flip a house
  444. Read a book on the NY Best Sellers list
  445. Send a message in a bottle
  446. Walk on a nude beach
  447. Eliminate junk mail
  448. Own an original piece of artwork
  449. Build a sand castle
  450. Get a tattoo
  451. Walk on stilts
  452. Start fire without matches
  453. Get hypnotized
  454. Have a Collection
  455. Perform a magic trick
  456. Leave your Mark in Graffiti
    Toronto Graffiti Alley
  457. Tie a sailors knot
  458. Stay up for 24 hours
  459. Pick a lock
  460. Tie a cherry stem knot with your tongue
  461. Blow smoke rings
  462. Buy everyone at the bar a round of drinks
  463. Whistle with two fingers
  464. Build a house of cards
  465. Dumster dive
  466. Use a paddle to bid at an auction
  467. Become an Ordained Minister
  468. Slide Down a Firehouse Pole
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    SPORTS
  469. Learn to Curl
    Curling (Annette White)
  470. Golf 18 holes
  471. Learn to ice skate backwards
  472. Skeet shoot
  473. Climb an indoor rock wall
  474. Hit the archery bulls-eye
  475. Bet on the winning horse
  476. Survive at paintball
  477. Learn to fence
  478. Try fly fishing
  479. Spin a basketball on my finger
  480. Fly a kite
  481. Take a self defense class
  482. Be able to do the splits
  483. Sweat at Bikram yoga
  484. Touch your toes
  485. Participate in a 5k race

    TRANSPORTATION
  486. Ride a Camel
  487. Drive an ATV
  488. Drive a tractor
  489. Drive a race car
  490. Test drive a convertible sportscar
  491. Go in a submarine
  492. Toboggan
  493. Take a Segway tour
    Heading home on a Segway in Barcelona
  494. Ride in a gondola
  495. Take a ride on a Harley
  496. Ride in a tuk tuk
  497. Ride a cable car
  498. Tube down a river
  499. Take a train ride
  500. Take a tour on a double decker bus
  501. Fly in a private jet
  502. Ride a roller coaster
  503. Ride in a dune buggy
  504. Drive a zamboni

    TRAVEL + EXPERIENCE
  505. Tour a Mayan Ruin
  506. Relax in a natural hot spring
  507. Visit a castle
  508. Visit a ghost town
  509. Go on a cruise
  510. Visit a tourist attraction in your own town
  511. Tour a working farm
  512. Tour a factory
  513. Tour a vineyard
  514. Visit a butterfly sanctuary
  515. Take a trip with mom
  516. See a volcano
  517. Tour a mission
    Mission San Jose
  518. Take a trip with a parent
  519. Explore a rain forest
  520. Sleep in a hammock on a beach
  521. Go to an aquarium
  522. Visit a concentration camp
  523. Take part in an archaeological dig
  524. Fly first class
  525. Vacation solo
  526. Live in a foreign country
  527. Tour a lighthouse
  528. Touch a pyramid
  529. Visit a Buddhist Temple
  530. Visit every state in the US
  531. Go on a spontaneous road trip
  532. Go on a safari
  533. Visit my state capitol
  534. Attend a luau
  535. Walk on a glacier
  536. Stay at a dude ranch
  537. Escape to a bed & breakfast
  538. Stay in an underwater hotel
  539. Drink beer at Oktoberfest
  540. Step foot on all 7 continents
  541. Attend a unique small-town festival
  542. Pan for Gold
  543. Wear a Fresh Lei

Which of these bucket list ideas will you add to your life list?

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