Today Jess is taking over my blog to share her hometown bucket list
and why you should make one too!
Hello everyone! I’m Jess from Bookworms in Dresses! I’m a bookworm who currently lives in Pittsburgh, but soon I’m moving all the way to Texas! It’s going to be an exciting time, albeit scary and a little nerve wracking! Moving from PA to TX has made me really want to explore Pittsburgh before leaving. Now, having a city centered bucket list is something for everyone, not just someone who is planning on moving! I wish that I would have made a bucket list for Pittsburgh before moving, because there is so much to see and do!
So, in the spirit of traveling, moving, and exploring hometowns, I’m going to share with you the things that can really make a bucket list special!
♥ First Date spots or Best Friend Spots: I put these on my Pittsburgh bucket list, and if I made one for my little small town that I grew up in, you bet I’d stick some of the hang outs that I used to chill with my friends at! Restaurants that you enjoyed with you SO make great bucket list items because you can go back there for a dinner to look back and see how far you came. If I was making a bucket list for my hometown I’d put the neighborhood where my friends and I used to walk about and talk, venting about our lives, which seemed so dramatic during high school.
♥ Tourist Traps: These are, in my humble opinion, a must! Going to those touristy things in your city is actually really fun. In Pittsburgh you have the museums, the incline, sports games, outdoor markets, and other things! I haven’t even done all the tourist things so I really want to check some of those off the bucket list! Even my hometown has a tourist trap!
♥ Quirky things: My hometown and Pittsburgh have a nearby drive-in, which is one of my favorite things ever. Don’t know what a drive-in is? I’m so sorry. I adore quirky little things like awesome graffiti, funny quirky houses (like Houston has a house that is covered in beer cans) and other roadside attractions. These are fun things to add to a bucket list of your city!
♥ The Simple Things: Maybe you’d like to have a picnic in the park near your place but you’ve never gotten around to it. Maybe you’d want to run in a 5K, or do a charity walk that you’ve never gotten to do. A bucket list for your city doesn’t have to be extravagant. You don’t need to put “sky diving” on it, unless your city offers awesome sky diving lessons and you totally want to try that…in which case, go you! I know that I’d love to go kayaking on the river in Pittsburgh though, or at least in Erie on the bay before heading out to Texas!
♥ Surrounding area: I’m moving to an entirely new state, so there are things in and around PA! Maybe there is something cool outside of your city that you’ve never seen before that you’d like to see, add that to the list!
I think having a city centered or hometown centered bucket list is awesome! It’s something that you can always turn to for date ideas or that lazy weekend where you don’t know what to do! It’s also something you can always add on to as new ideas hit you or you have an awesome experience that you’d want to experience again before leaving your city! I’m sharing some templates, two of them to be precise, if you’d like to create your own bucket list! You can download the templates here! I hope you enjoy exploring your city, even if you aren’t moving anytime soon!
Would you make a hometown bucket list?
I've lived in New York my whole life and I've never walked the Brooklyn Bridge!