If you've no plans and are stuck for something to do this summer, this is the list of your dreams. All you need is to grab your best friend and get on your merry way. We've made this best friend bucket list of fun activities, day trips, music festivals and events for you to get your groove on.
From Ireland, to beyond, this bucket list will suit every type of budget and friendship. So round up your best friends, get out a notepad and get ticking off these cool things to do.
1. Do a road trip along the Wild Atlantic Way
This is one of the most beautiful parts of Ireland. The unbelievable scenery, fantastic beaches and great craic and pubs, will mean you'll make some unreal memories.
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2. Head to an Irish music festival
On this little island, we've got some of the best music festivals in the world. You're guaranteed to have some craic and see some amazing acts with the stellar line-ups. We recommend Body & Soul, Electric Picnic and Forbidden Fruit.
3. Head to a music festival abroad
Melt! in Germany, Benicassim in Spain and Tomorrowland in Belgium are just some of the unreal European festivals to head to if you want a bit of craic away from home.
4. Swim in the Atlantic ocean
If you're doing the Atlantic Way trip, brace the icy Irish waters and go for a dip. You'll be freezing your arse off, but it'll worth it for bragging rights.
5. Have bonfire on the beach
There's nothing quite like sitting around a fire on a beach with a guitar or even a pair of speakers. Grab a few marshmallows and get toasting.
6. Go on a Guinness pub crawl
Whether it's your local few pubs, or even around Dublin, make a night out of trying a pint of plain in as many pubs as possible. Don't blame us if you get the Guinness farts though.
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7. Give the cinema a break and head to the theatre
There are so many amazing theatres all over Ireland. Check out the Abbey in Dublin, Lyric Theatre, Belfast, An Grianán Theatre, Donegal and Town Hall Theatre, Galway are just a few to head to.
8. Run the Flora mini- Marathon
Training together will make it much easier to stay motivated. The marathon is only 10km and as it's to raise money for charity it's for a great cause. Get your butts in gear, ladies.
9. Go sky-diving together
Now, this one is definitely not for the faint-hearted. If you're abroad on a J1 together this is an absolute must-do. It can be done in Ireland but it's super expensive as well as cold. We recommend somewhere with a warmer climate like Eastern Europe or the West Coast in the States.
10. Go surfing
The west of Ireland has some of the best surf in the world and has attracted surfers from all over the globe. If you've done it before or even if you're a noob, you'll be guaranteed to have an amazing time.
11. Make a mini-brunch bucket list
A bucket list inside a bucket list, make it your mission to try as many new places as possible. Once a week, head out with your besto and see how many Instagram-worthy snaps you can get.
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