The Ultimate End of Summer Bucket List

Sure fire ways to end the season with a bang!

Enjoy Your Last Days of Summer  - Summer ending can really make you feel a way, especially if you live in an area that gets brisk. So instead of being sad about it, enjoy every last minute of summer and the warm weather. Enjoy eating brunch outside, going to the beach or going to a BBQ with girlfriends. (Photo: Rainer Holz/Corbis)

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Enjoy Your Last Days of Summer  - Summer ending can really make you feel a way, especially if you live in an area that gets brisk. So instead of being sad about it, enjoy every last minute of summer and the warm weather. Enjoy eating brunch outside, going to the beach or going to a BBQ with girlfriends. (Photo: Rainer Holz/Corbis)

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Hit the Open Road

Eat, Drink & Be Merry - If swanky soirees are more your style, then definitely check out a wine and food festival. High quality wines, award-winning chefs and outdoor merriment? It doesn?t get much better than that.  (Photo: Rachel Murray/Getty Images for Matrix)

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Eat, Drink & Be Merry

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Dancing in the Street

Pop Some Tags - Every thrift shop aficionado knows that summer is the unofficial season of the thriftier. Whether you hit up an outdoor flea market or your local Goodwill, you?ll be bound to come across a fair share of gems to layer in the coming season. Make sure to keep your eyes peeled for any quirky picks slated to hit their stride this winter, like a lush emerald pantsuit or a crochet sweater vest.(Photo: Richard Schultz/Corbis)

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Pop Some Tags

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Picnic Perfect - Appreciate the warm weather while we?ve still got it by having an open-air picnic. Depending on your picnic style, you can channel your inner Parisian with a baguette, hunks of cheese and fruit or opt for something more unconventional, like Vietnamese summer rolls or South African bunny chow. As for the perfect destination, try your local park, a rooftop, museum grounds or even a farm.(Photo: Romilly Lockyer/Getty Images)

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Picnic Perfect

Be a Bookworm - While the days of required summer reading are long gone for grownups, there?s nothing better than losing one?s self in an amazing book. Dust off your personal "must-read? list and make it a point to finish at least one book by the end of the season. Need some recommendations? We?ve got you covered!(Photo: Hero Images/Getty Images)

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Be a Bookworm

Straight From the Farm - Don?t miss out on the summer?s vibrant organic bounty at your local farmer?s market. Mouth-watering goodies like corn, watermelon, zucchini and green beans thrive in this season. Once you?ve drawn inspiration from all of the delicious offerings, get creative in the kitchen with some of these healthy DIY brunch recipes.(Photo: Phil Walter/Getty Images)

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Straight From the Farm

Get Outta Town - Haven?t had a chance to skip town yet? Now?s the time to do it! Some of the best places to travel to in August include Punta Cana, Dominican Republic, Sofia, Bulgaria and Quito, Ecuador.(Photo: PBNJ Productions/Blend Images/Corbis)

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Get Outta Town

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Hit the Beach (or Pool)

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Binge on Good TV

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Take Me Out to the Ball Game

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Become One with Nature

Give Back - Balancing out all of your self-indulgent summertime fun with some volunteer work will help to keep you from feeling a little selfish this month. Every city has a number of opportunities to make a difference and pay it forward.(Photo: Jose Luis Pelaez/Corbis)

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Give Back