569 Cool Bucket List Ideas

This page features 569 cool bucket list ideas to do before you die. I created it in hopes that you will gain some inspiration for your own journey.

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* Just one small note before we get started:

* If you decide to take part in any of the activities listed below, you do so entirely at your own risk. Some of the bucket list ideas listed here can be dangerous so seek out guidance if you decide to try them!

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Cool Bucket List Ideas

1. Arrive at an Airport and Take a Flight Randomly

2. Attend a Beach Bonfire

3. Attend a Beach Party

4. Attend a Beard and Mustache Competition

5. Attend a Mind Reading Show

6. Attend a Nudist Event

7. Attend an Event at Buckingham Palace

8. Attend an Overseas Cooking School

9. Attend Wimbledon

10. Attend Winter Olympics

11. Bathe In Milk

12. Bathe In Chocolate

13. Bathe In Oil

14. Be a Cartoon Voice

15. Be a Contestant on a Game Show

16. Be a Couchsurfing Host

17. Be a Flashmobber

18. Be a Groupie

19. Be a Matchmaker

20. Be a Member in the TV Audience

21. Be a Sex Symbol

22. Be a Street Performer For a Day

23. Be a Vintage Model For a Day

24. Be a Voice in a Cartoon Movie

25. Be a YouTube Star

26. Be an Artist an Live from my Art

27. Be an Extra in a Television Show

28. Be Awake For 24 Hours

29. Be Gothic For a Day

30. Be Handcuffed

31. Be in 5 Magazines

32. Be in a Blizzard

33. Be in a Disney Parade

34. Be in Two States at Once

35. Be Inside an Igloo

36. Be Interviewed By Jay Leno

37. Be Interviewed On Oprah

38. Be Invited to the Playboy Mansion

39. Be Listed As One of People Magazine's Most Beautiful People

40. Be Listed As One of People Magazine's Top 25 Sexiest Men Alive

41. Be Naked in a Rainforest

42. Be Nude on a Nude Beach

43. Be on a Plane For 24 Hours

44. Be on a Radio Show

45. Be on the Cover of a Magazine

46. Be on the Cover of Rolling Stone Magazine

47. Be on the Front Page of a Major Newspaper

48. Be on Webcam With Someone For Twenty Four Hours

49. Be Photographed Beside the Pyramids of Giza

50. Be Smiling in a Random Persons Photo in the Back

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51. Become Ambidextrous
52. Belong to a Secret Society
53. Bend a Spoon With my Mind
54. Black Taxi Ride in London
55. Blow Bubbles in the Rain
56. Book a Commercial Flight to Space
57. Book a Dive to the Titanic
58. Box a Kangaroo
59. Bum Around America in a Van
60. Buy Someone's Groceries Just Because
61. Call Someone, Tell Them to Look Out Their Window, and Be Standing on Their Front Lawn
62. Camel Race in the Desert
63. Cartwheel Along the Golden Gate Bridge
64. Celebrate my Birthday in Another Country
65. Change Clothing in a Phone box
66. Change my Name
67. Chew Khat
68. Climb a Coconut Tree Barefoot
69. Climb a Light House
70. Collect 50 Shotglasses
71. Collect a Coin from Every Country I Visit
72. Collect a Jar of Dirt from Every State
73. Collect a Penny For Every Year I've Lived
74. Collect Autographs from all my Favorite People
75. Collect Sand from 5 Countries
76. Color my Hair Blue
77. Complete the IMDB Top 250 Movies
78. Cover a Car in Post-It's
79. Crash a Party
80. Create a World Map With Pins of Where I've Been
81. Cross Abbey Road Crosswalk in London
82. Dance all Around the World
83. Dine at Sanyou Cave Hanging Cliff Restaurant, China
84. Dine in the Eiffel Tower
85. Discover the Lost City of Atlantis
86. Do a New Year Dip
87. Do a Strip Tease on a Pole
88. Do Everything With my Left Hand For a Whole Day
89. Do Something Absolutely Spontaneous
90. Do Something Unexpected
91. Don't Talk a Whole Day
92. Don't Use the Phone For a Day
93. Draw Funny Faces on all the Eggs in my Fridge
94. Dress a Man
95. Drink 10 Different Cocktails
96. Drink a $200 Bottle of Wine
97. Drive More Than 100,000 Km in One Year
98. Due my Hair Purple
99. Dye my Clothes
100. Eat a Crocodile Meat
101. Eat a Deep Fried Oreo
102. Eat a Deep-Fried Mars Bar
103. Eat a Fish I Caught Myself
104. Eat an Ostrich Egg
105. Eat Anything from the Street Food Stalls
106. Eat at a 5 Star Restaurant
107. Eat at a Restaurant By Myself
108. Eat at a Revolving Restaurant
109. Eat at an Undersea Restaurant
110. Eat at the Real Soup Nazi
111. Eat Breakfast at a Dinner
112. Eat Every Edible Fruit in the World
113. Eat Everything Off of the 100 Foods to Eat Before You Die List
114. Eat Everything on BBC's 50 Things to Eat Before You Die List
115. Experience 25 Different Modes of Transportation
116. Explore an Abandoned Amusement Park
117. Explore an Underground Cave
118. Fast For 40 Days - No TV
119. Fast For 48 Hours
120. Fast For a Day
121. Fast For Three Days
122. Feed a Homeless
123. Feed a Kangaroo
124. Feed a Wallaby
125. Feed Dolphins
126. Feel Comfortable Skinny Dipping in Hot Springs
127. Fill all the Pages in my Passport
128. Find a Unicorn
129. Find a Word That Rhymes With Orange
130. Find Nemo
131. Fire a Paintball Gun
132. Fit Into One of my Moms' Outfits As an Adult
133. Fly a Biplane
134. Fly a Helicopter
135. Fly a Plane Over the Ocean
136. Fly As a Passenger in a Fast Jet
137. Fly in a Glider
138. Fly in a Helicopter
139. Fly to Mars
140. Fly Virgin Galactic
141. Fold 1000 Paper Cranes
142. Follow a Random all Day
143. Forge a Tool in a Smithy
144. Get a Belly Button Piercing
145. Get a Body Piercing
146. Get a Cat and Name It Dog
147. Get a Driver's License For Motorcycle
148. Get a Half-Sleeve Tattoo
149. Get a Henna Tattoo
150. Get a Hot Shave at a Barber
151. Get a Hug from a Monkey
152. Get a Nose Piercing
153. Get a Pedicure
154. Get a Photo With Someone Famous
155. Get a Range Rover
156. Get a Secret Tattoo
157. Get a Star Named After Me
158. Get a Thai Massage
159. Get an Autograph from my Favorite Singer
160. Get in the Guinness Book of World Records
161. Get my Chakras Aligned
162. Get Picked Up at the Airport By Someone With a Sign With my Name on It
163. Get Retweeted By a Celebrity
164. Get Slapped in the Face
165. Give a Stranger a Valentine Card
166. Give Fifty Euros to a Bum
167. Give Flowers to a Stranger
168. Give 'Free Hugs' in a Public Place
169. Give Up Smoking
170. Go a Week Without Candy
171. Go a Whole Day Without Talking
172. Go Bar Hoping
173. Go Barhopping Dressed As Nuns
174. Go Bear Hunting
175. Go Behind the Scenes to the Making of Any Movie
176. Go Black Friday Shopping!
177. Go Cheese Tasting
178. Go Cloud Watching
179. Go Couch-Surfing
180. Go Fly-fishing
181. Go For a Hot Air Balloon Ride
182. Go For a Medical Mission
183. Go For a Segway Ride
184. Go For Picnic
185. Go Ghost Hunting
186. Go Glamping
187. Go Grape Stomping
188. Go Guerilla Gardening
189. Go Horse Back Riding
190. Go Hunting
191. Go Ice Fishing
192. Go Ice Skating on a Frozen Lake
193. Go in a Hot Tub Outside During Winter
194. Go in a Sauna
195. Go in a Submarine Ride
196. Go in Pajamas to the Movies
197. Go on a Huge Shopping Spree
198. Go Out in Public Dressed Like a Boy
199. Go People-Watching
200. Go See a All-Blacks Rugby Match Live
201. Go Skinny Dipping at Midnight
202. Go Swimming in a Pool, Fully Clothed
203. Go to a 24-Hour Shop at 3 Am
204. Go to a Nudist Beach
205. Go to a Restaurant Without Underwear
206. Go to a Strip Club
207. Go to a Swingers Club
208. Go to all 50 US States
209. Go to all of the U.S. National Parks
210. Go to all the Monopoly Properties
211. Go to an Indian Wedding
212. Go to at Least 1 Country in all 7 Continents
213. Go to CSI Experience
214. Go to the Top of the World's Tallest Building in Dubai
215. Go Up the Escalators the Wrong Way
216. Go Wwoofing
217. Grow a Beard
218. Grow a Field of Sunflowers
219. Grow a Massive Big Old Beard
220. Grow my Hair Long
221. Grow my Hair Out to my Waist
222. Grow my Own Coffee Beans
223. Hail a Taxi in NYC
224. Hand Write and Send Anonymous Letters
225. Hang Out With a Chimpanzee
226. Have a Casual Conversation With Someone Famous
227. Have a Drink in Every County in Ireland
228. Have a Food Fight
229. Have a Glow Stick Fight
230. Have a Headbanging Competition
231. Have a Lucid Dream
232. Have a Race on a Segway
233. Have a Two Finger Ring
234. Have a Walk-In Closet
235. Have a Well-Stocked Pantry
236. Have Afternoon Tea in an Expensive Hotel
237. Have an Upside Down Christmas Tree
238. High Five a Stranger
239. Hit on a Stranger
240. Hit Someone in the Face With a Pie
241. Hold a Baby Chicken
242. Hold a Baby Leopard
243. Hold a Baby Monkey
244. Hold a Catfish
245. Hold a Pit Bull Puppy
246. Hold a Pot Luck
247. Hold a Sign Saying 'Talk to Me About Anything' on a Busy Sidewalk
248. Hold Up a Free Hugs Sign
249. Host a Couchsurfer
250. Host a Lolita Tea Party
251. Hug a Baby Elephant
252. Hug Everyone at a Party
253. Join a Mastermind
254. Join a Secret Society
255. Join a Singing Team
256. Join a Toastmasters Club
257. Join the Mile High Club
258. Join the Polar Bear Club
259. Join the Sioux Indian Tribe
260. Jump Out of a Cake
261. Kick in a Door
262. Kiss a Frog
263. Kiss a Stranger
264. Kiss the Blarney Stone
265. Laugh all the Way to the Bank
266. Laugh Daily
267. Laugh Till I Cry
268. Laugh Till my Face Hurts
269. Lay in a Street in the Middle of the Night
270. Leave $100 Tip
271. Leave a Note in a Library Book
272. Leave a Note on Somebody's Car Window
273. Leave a Shoe at a Ball
274. Leave Cookies on a Stranger's Doorstep
275. Leave Flowers on Someone's Doorstep
276. Leave my Mark on the World
277. Let a Snowflake Land on my Tongue
278. Let Go of a Floating Lantern
279. Let my Hair Get Really Long
280. Let Someone Cut my Hair However They Want
281. Let Someone Order a Meal For Me
282. Light a Cigar With a $100 Bill
283. Live By the Ocean
284. Live Communally
285. Live Forever
286. Live in a House Inspired By Japanese Architecture
287. Live in a House With a Fireplace
288. Live in a House With an Inner Courtyard
289. Live in a House With Secret Doors
290. Live in a Mansion
291. Live in a Very Small Town For a Year
292. Live in a Zero-Energy House
293. Live on a Beach For a Month
294. Live on a Boat
295. Live One Year Without Electricity
296. Live Right By the Beach
297. Mail a Banana
298. Mail a Secret to Postsecret
299. Make $5 all in a Day, Just from Recycling Cans and Bottles
300. Make a Complete and Utter Fool of Myself
301. Make an Igloo and Live in It For a Week
302. Make an Important Decision With a Coin Toss
303. Meet a Geisha in Kyoto
304. Milk a Cow
305. Milk a Goat
306. Mush a Dog Sled
307. Name a Star
308. Name my Furniture
309. Name Something After a Disney Character
310. Not Waste a Single Grocery Item For at Least 3 Months
311. Nude Night Surfing
312. Nutella Battle
313. Order Dinner in Reverse Order
314. Order Pizza and Send It to a Random House
315. Own 100 Pairs of Shoes
316. Own a 1St Edition Comic Book
317. Own a Bentley
318. Own a Blueberry Farm
319. Own a BMW
320. Own a Cat Like Garfield
321. Own a Condo in New York City
322. Own a Convertible
323. Own a Dance Studio in New York
324. Own a Harley-Davidson
325. Own a House in a Foreign Country
326. Own a Jellyfish Aquarium
327. Own a Large Book Collection
328. Own a Mini
329. Own a Pair of Designer Heels
330. Own a Professional Football Team
331. Own a Range Rover
332. Own a Vacation Home
333. Own a Victoria Secret Bikini
334. Own a Vintage Automobile
335. Own a Walk-In-Closet
336. Own a Whirlpool Bathtub
337. Own a White Kitten
338. Own a Yacht
339. Own an Antique Typewriter
340. Own an Armani Suit
341. Own an English Bulldog
342. Own Designer Heels
343. Own Leather Boots
344. Own my Own Comic Shop
345. Own my Own Company Within 5 Years
346. Own my Very Own Vespa
347. Own Recording Studio
348. Own Season Tickets
349. Pan For Gold in a Mountain Stream
350. Participate in a Fight
351. Participate in a Regatta
352. Participate in a Riot
353. Participate in a Tomato Battle
354. Participate in a Water Fight
355. Participate in a Zombie Walk
356. Participate in Burning Man
357. Participate in Nanowrimo
358. Participate in the Bull Run in Spain
359. Party all Night Without Stopping For Sleep
360. Party on a Yacht
361. Perform a Dance in Disney World
362. Pet a Baby Cougar
363. Plant a Gnome in my Neighbors Garden
364. Plant a Tree and Paint It Pink
365. Play a Didgeridoo
366. Play a Game of Monopoly With Real Money
367. Play a Game of Strip Chess
368. Play a New Sport For an Entire Season
369. Play Golf in 50 Different Countries
370. Play in a Human Hamster Ball
371. Play in a Poker Tournament
372. Play on the World Highest Tennis Court in Dubai
373. Pledge a Fraternity
374. Pretend to Be a Window Mannequin
375. Pretend to Be Rich in Monaco
376. Pretend to Not Speak English in Public
377. Prove a Theory
378. Pull a Fire Alarm
379. Pull an all Nighter
380. Put a Pair of my Shoes on a Shoe Tree
381. Put a Random Item in Someone's Shopping Cart
382. Put Mentos in Coke
383. Put my Hand Print Into Wet Concrete
384. Put my Mouth Under an Ice Cream Machine
385. Put on an Accent and Convince a Stranger I'M from That Place
386. Put Soap in a Public Fountain
387. Randomly Select a Book from the Library and Read It
388. Rate Every Single Beatles Song
389. Reach all Six Provinces of the Bicol Region
390. Receive a Knighthood
391. Receive a Postcard from all 247 'Countries' from Postcrossing
392. Receive a Standing Ovation
393. Release a Chinese Lantern
394. Rent a Flashy Car For a Day
395. Request a Song on the Radio
396. Ride a Camel
397. Ride a Dirt Bike
398. Ride a Double Decker Bus
399. Ride a Ducati
400. Ride a Harley Davidson
401. Ride a Horse on the Beach at Sunrise
402. Ride a Hot Air Balloon
403. Ride a Jet Ski
404. Ride a Limo
405. Ride a Mattress Down the Stairs
406. Ride a Mechanical Bull
407. Ride a Segway
408. Ride a Subway
409. Ride a Tandem Bike
410. Ride a Unicycle
411. Ride an Elephant
412. Ride an Ostrich
413. Ride an Upside Down Roller Coaster
414. Ride Every Single Ride at a Theme Park
415. Ride in a Fire Truck
416. Ride Kingda-Ka
417. Ride on a Bob
418. Ride on a Ferry
419. Ride on a Velodrome Track
420. Ride on the Back of a Motorcycle
421. Ride the Fastest Roller Coaster
422. Ride the Scooters in Walmart
423. Ride the Ten Largest Roller Coasters in the World
424. Ring a Church Bell
425. Rock the Drums in Front of a Big Audience
426. Roll Around in Mud in my Wedding Dress
427. Run Around NYC in a Rat Costume
428. Run Naked in the Snow
429. Scare a Huge Group of Pigeons
430. Scare my Husband
431. See a Baseball Game at Every Pro Baseball Field
432. See a Cheetah Run
433. See a Dead Body
434. See a Drag Show
435. See a Live Red Panda
436. See a UFO
437. See all "100 Places to See Before You Die"
438. Send a Letter to a Random Address
439. Send a Message in a Bottle
440. Send a Postcard Through Postcrossing
441. Share a Pet
442. Shave all the Hair Off my Body
443. Shoot a Gun
444. Shoot an Arrow
445. Shop at Harrods
446. Shop With a Personal Assistant
447. Shower in a Waterfall
448. Shroom in the Forest
449. Sing a Bohemians Prague Song For 34 Minutes Straight
450. Sit in an Outdoor Hot Tub During Winter
451. Sit on a Bench and Rate the People Who Pass By
452. Skinny Dip at Midnight
453. Sleep all Night in a Hammock
454. Sleep on a Beach
455. Sleep on a Boat
456. Sleep on an Air Mattress Floating in Water
457. Sleep Under the Stars
458. Slow Dance in the Rain
459. Smash a Guitar
460. Smash a Watermelon
461. Smoke a Cuban Cigar
462. Snow Fight
463. Spend 24 Hours Naked
464. Spend a Day at a Health Center
465. Spend a Day at the Movies
466. Spend a Night at the World's Most Expensive Hotel
467. Spend the Night in an Underwater Hotel
468. Spend the Night on a Football Field
469. Spend the Night on a Pirate Ship
470. Spin Around on an Escalator
471. Stand at the Equator
472. Stand in the Middle of Stonehenge
473. Stand in the Sistine Chapel
474. Stand on an Alaskan Glacier
475. Stay Awake all Night
476. Stay in a Lighthouse
477. Stay on a Private Island
478. Stay on an Indian Reservation
479. Stick my Toes in Every Great Lake
480. Sunbath in the Rain
481. Swap Houses For a Vacation
482. Swap Places With Someone For a Day
483. Swim from Asia to Europe Across the Bosporus Strait
484. Swing from a Rope Into a Lake
485. Take a Bath in Skittles
486. Take a Bath in Syrup
487. Take a Crying Photo
488. Take a Mud Bath
489. Take a Nap in a Furniture Store
490. Take a Ride on a Fighter Jet
491. Take an Outdoor Shower
492. Take Care of an Animal
493. Talk in a British Accent For a Day
494. Talk in a Different Voice When I Meet Someone New
495. Talk in a Southern Accent For a Straight Hour With a Friend
496. Testify Before the Un
497. Text a Random Mobile Number and Wish Them a Good Day
498. Think of Phrases to Say Before I Die
499. Throw a Drink in Someone's Face
500. Throw Water Into the Air and Watch It Freeze
501. Touch all the 1,000 Buddhas in Hong Kong
502. Try 50 Cocktails
503. Try 50 Different Kinds of Beer
504. Try a Food You Can't Pronounce
505. Try a Fried Snickers
506. Try all of Omnivore's Top 100
507. Try all Types of Chocolate
508. Try Bubble Tea
509. Try Every Ben & Jerry's Ice Cream Flavor
510. Try Every Kind of Beer in Germany
511. Try Food Eaten By Astronauts
512. Try Foods I Normally Wouldn't
513. Try Fried Oreos
514. Try Fried Twinkies
515. Try Frog's Legs
516. Try Haggis in Scotland
517. Try Helium
518. Try One Exotic Food a Day For a Month
519. Try White Hot Chocolate
520. Use a Fake Name at Starbucks
521. Visit 10 Capital Cities
522. Visit 100 Wineries
523. Visit 12 South American Countries
524. Visit 15 Attractions of the Unesco World Heritage List
525. Wake Up on a Beach
526. Walk Around a Give Away $1 Bills
527. Walk Barefoot in the Rain
528. Walk Down a Red Carpet
529. Walk on a Beach By Moonlight
530. Walk on a Glacier
531. Walk on Hot Coals
532. Walk on Stilts
533. Walk Through Central Park in the Snow
534. Walk Through Japans Tunnel of Lights
535. Walk Up to a Random Guy on the Street and Kiss Him
536. Wash the Car With Water Balloons
537. Watch 1000 Movies
538. Watch 26 Movies I've Never Seen Starting With Each Letter of the Alphabet
539. Watch 365 Movies in a Year
540. Watch a Blue Man Group Show
541. Watch a Desperate Housewives Marathon
542. Watch a Movie in 3D
543. Watch a Movie in Fresh Air
544. Watch a Super-Nova Explosion
545. Watch all of the James Bond Movies
546. Watch all of the Star Wars Movies
547. Watch all the Harry Potter Movies
548. Watch Casablanca in Casablanca
549. Watch Every Episode of Seinfeld
550. Watch Every Movie That Has Been Directed By Steven Spielberg
551. Watch Every Oscar Winning Best Picture
552. Watch Fireworks from a Boat on a Lake
553. Watch Rocky Horror at a Midnight Showing
554. Watch the Nobel Prize Ceremonies
555. Watch the Sun Set at the Top of a Mountain
556. Wear a Blindfold For a Day
557. Wear a Classy Dress & Heels in Public
558. Wear a Complete Suit of Armor
559. Wear a Fuzzy Hat in Russia
560. Wear a Shirt That Says "Life" and Hand Out Lemons to People
561. Wear a Wig For a Day
562. Wear an Authentic Kimono in Japan
563. Wear an Outrageous Halloween Costume and Own the Night
564. Wear Colored Contacts
565. Wear Fake Eyelashes
566. Wear Guy Clothes to the Mall
567. Wear my Hair in Dreadlocks
568. Win a Drinking Game
569. Write 365 Letters to Someone

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Quick Tips for Creating your own Bucket List

1. Write is down - Write down your bucket list either on a piece of paper or an electronic device and keep it in a safe place. Writing your goals will increase your ability to achieve them and bring you to some level of commitment.

2. Mix it up - Include a mix of items on your list from different areas of life and make sure to add in some items that can be easily achieved. Setting small goals can keep you motivated to keep going.

3. Make it personal - Don't just copy and paste Bucket List items. This eBook is best used as a source of ideas that might resonate with you so write your list in a personal way that fits your unique desires.

4. Make it engaging with action words - Start the items on your list with an action verb that truly defines what YOU will be doing - it denotes an action on your part. Words like “Create”, “Travel”, and “Become” are good examples.

5. Stay motivated - Refer to your bucket list on regular basis, preferably at least once a month. it will help you to stay motivated on your path that you have chosen and lead you to your goal.

6. Keep it up-to-date - Be on the constant lookout for new ideas and make changes along the way. Add something new when you get inspired, or remove an item that no longer appeals to you. A good bucket list is always a work in progress - both you and your desires evolve.

7. Track your progress - Keep track of your goals and set up a solid action plan. Tracking your progress will help you stay on track and see the big picture on regular basis. (Check out my goals software - it's designed to do exactly that).

8. Share and inspire - Share your bucket list with family and friends, and inspire them to create their own lists as well. Sharing is a great way to make yourself more accountable and follow through your own words.

9. Most importantly, enjoy the journey!

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