Summer is a time that teenagers can enjoy their time outside of the classroom, and explore the world a little bit. If you’re 16 and fortunate enough to have a car, you may be in luck because you can drive to new places and see new things if you wanted to. If you’re in that 13-15 range or not behind the wheel just yet, not to worry! There are so many options for new and fun adventures and activities to take part in this summer.

So what are some of these adventures and activities that you could possibly add to your bucket list of things to do this summer? Check out 10 of our ideas and suggestions to help you make this absolute best summer yet!

1. Take a road trip with friends.

Two Female Friends On Road Trip Driving In Convertible Car

If you’re one of the teens that have their driver’s license and a car, call up a few friends and hit the road for a road trip to a new place. Remember to drive safely and always be sure you have a cell phone car charger with you.

2. Learn how to water ski or wakeboard.

It’s summer and that means, that it’s hot! Regardless of where you are in the country, you can probably find a lake within driving distance that allows you to drop a boat in. Learn how to wakeboard or water ski if you haven’t already.

3. Visit a city you’ve never been to.

If you have the travel bug, now is the time to take action. Plan a trip with a relative or friend and explore a city or destination that you’ve always wanted to see. Now is the time to expand your horizons.

4. Learn how to play an instrument.

Love music, but not so sure how to play it? No problem! Head to a music store and ask about music lessons they offer. Most will have guitar, piano and drum lessons available to customers.

5. Read a good book.

Reading is a great way to get your mind off of things. Grab a good book and find a shady and quiet spot at the pool or beach. Reading keeps your mind active and allows you to relax for a bit.

6. Learn how to play a new sport.

Why not stay physically active as well? Join a basketball league or a kickball team with a local league. You can meet new people and enjoy the outdoors while learning a new sport.

7. Volunteer at an organization of your choice.

Do you follow any causes on Facebook? Maybe you love animals and support the Humane Society? Why not offer a few hours a week of your time and volunteer with the cause of your choice? You’ll get a great experience, which will look good on college applications, as well as allow you to offer your time in a positive way.

8. Go to your favorite musician/band concert.

Is Katy Perry coming to town? Buy those tickets, grab a few friends and go have a blast at your favorite musician’s concert. You’ll regret it if you don’t get to see them in concert the next time around.

9. Have a slip ‘n slide party with friends.

Forget pool parties! Those are overdone. Google how to make your own slip ‘n slide and invite some friends over for an extreme slip ‘n slide party! We can guarantee that everyone will have a good time.

10. Create a scrapbook.  

Facebook photo albums just won’t cut it for capturing your experiences. Take a few hours a week and create a crafty scrapbook that reflects all of the wonderful memories you made over the summer.

What is on your summer bucket list?