Build Your Summer Bucket List

Okay, technically, the first day of summer isn’t recognized until June 21. But let’s be honest – who thinks the beginning of June is still spring?

If you’re like us and have summer on your mind, you’re probably also thinking about all the things you’ve been dreaming of doing during these warmer months.

Building a summer bucket list is a fun activity to do for yourself and your family! However your summer looks – traveling or enjoying a staycation – you can rely on your locally loved businesses to help make it the best summer ever!

Check out our Locals Love Us Summer Bucket List and add these awesome businesses to your own list:

Plan a day of family fun!

Iowa City has lots of great options for fun for the whole family, and spending a day at these locally loved places is a great way to celebrate the end of the school year and kick off the summer!

Iowa Children’s Museum

Iowa City Family Fun Festival

Wilson’s Orchard

Enjoy a getaway to a new place

Take advantage of the warm sunshine by booking a vacation! Want to make the most of your trip? Locals rely on these travel agencies and their agents to find the best deals and plan a vacation full of memory making opportunities!

Hawkeye World Travel Inc

Meacham Travel Service

Be a tourist in your town!

What is your town known for? Did you know we have a voting category specifically for tourist attractions? Check out the list here, and see which ones you haven’t visited. If you’re staying close to home this summer, being a tourist for a day is a fun way to experience your beloved community in a new way!

Amana Colonies

Iowa Children’s Museum

Iowa Hawkeye Sports

Have a “Yes!” day

Whether it’s for yourself, your spouse, or family, how fun would it be to spend a day saying “Yes!” to things you want to enjoy?!

Breakfast at a great coffeeshop?

Shopping with the gals at local boutiques?

Going out to dinner for your favorite meal?

With the warm sunshine, great weather, and vacation time itching to be used, make this summer the best with the best in Iowa City!

Which local businesses are included on your list? Share the love by voting for them at!

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