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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Hit the Open Road - As we embark on the final month of summer, try to squeeze these 13 quintessential activities in for a memorable end of the season. By Patrice Peck Road trips are a great way to create new memories with old friends. So, pack your bags, gas up the car and head out on an iconic American route, like Route 66, Hill Country Hideaways or the Million Dollar Highway. Just don’t forget to make some killer playlists! (Photo: Rainer Holz/Corbis)

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 - 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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Dancing in the Street - We’ve got great news for all the music lovers! Even though it’s already August, tons of your favorite music acts are still appearing at music festivals or performing at outdoor venues while on tour. Take Brooklyn’s annual Afro-Punk festival, for instance, where vets like D’Angelo and highly-buzzed about newbies like SZA are set to take the stage on Aug 23-24. (Photo: Bryan Bedder/Getty Images)  

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 - 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)

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 - 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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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 - 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)

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 - 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)

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 - 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)

Hit the Beach (or Pool) - Are you into sun, surf and sand, or are you more of a temperature-controlled, private pool kind of gal? Whichever you prefer, you?ll be happy you went sun bathing and splashed around in a cool body of water. Consider bringing along these essential items to make the most of your day.(Photo: 735/Paul Bradbury/Ocean/Corbis)

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Hit the Beach (or Pool) - Are you into sun, surf and sand, or are you more of a temperature-controlled, private pool kind of gal? Whichever you prefer, you’ll be happy you went sun bathing and splashed around in a cool body of water. Consider bringing along these essential items to make the most of your day.(Photo: 735/Paul Bradbury/Ocean/Corbis)

Binge on Good TV - You know that show you?ve been dying to watch, but have never gotten around to catching? Dedicate a weekend to just lounging around in front of the TV with your some yummy snacks, bubbly drinks and your favorite delivery service on standby. If you?d like some company, invite your friends or romantic interest over for an intimate screening.(Photo: JGI/Jamie Grill/Blend Images/Corbis)

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Binge on Good TV - You know that show you’ve been dying to watch, but have never gotten around to catching? Dedicate a weekend to just lounging around in front of the TV with your some yummy snacks, bubbly drinks and your favorite delivery service on standby. If you’d like some company, invite your friends or romantic interest over for an intimate screening.(Photo: JGI/Jamie Grill/Blend Images/Corbis)

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Take Me Out to the Ball Game - You don’t need to know what a basket catch is to have fun at a baseball game. Just snag some tickets and take in the sights and sounds of the stadium as you chow down a ball park frank.(Photo: Doug Pensinger/Getty Images)

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Become One with Nature - For a rugged breath of fresh air, get out and explore all that the great outdoors has to offer. If you’re up for something adventurous, try a zip-line tour in the Redwood Forest, hand-fishing in Oklahoma, spelunking in New Mexico or cage-diving in San Francisco. If you’re not really the outdoorsy-type, a simple day trip to one of your local hiking trails, a botanical garden or a lake will also do the trick.(Photo: Matt Dutile/Corbis)

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 - 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)