Activity Ideas: A Growing List of Fun Things I Want to Do

I need at least 52 things to do, classes to take, places to visit, and activities to try. I’m a voracious reader, eager learner, avid organizer, enthusiastic cyclist, appreciative hiker, aspiring writer, and devoted parent to a dog named Mylee, to name just a handful of the characteristics that describe me and the kinds of activities that interest me.

Here’s the list I have started so far. What do you love to do, where do you love to go, and what would you suggest I add? Leave your ideas in the comments!

OUTDOORS / ACTIVE

Bop to the Top 2017! I raced against my 23-year-old self up 780 steps to the 36th floor of the One America building in downtown Indianapolis.

Bop to the Top 2017! I raced against my 23-year-old self up 780 steps to the 36th floor of the One America building in downtown Indianapolis.

  • Go Ape ropes course

  • Ziplining

  • Hike state parks

  • Cycling group rides [DONE!]

  • Mountain bike clinic [DONE!]

  • Dog-walk Meetup groups

  • Historic walking tour

  • Bike tour

  • Canoeing

  • Paddleboarding

  • Monumental Yoga

  • Indoor rock climbing

  • Sky Zone trampolining

  • IMA gardens + photos of flowers [DONE!]

  • Art fairs

    • Broad Ripple [DONE!]

    • Penrod [DONE!]

    • Talbot St.

CLASSES / LEARN SOMETHING NEW

  • Creative

    • Pottery [DONE!]

    • Writing [DONE!]

    • Jewelry

    • Cooking

    • Making soap

    • Making candles

    • Calligraphy [DONE!]

  • Active

    • Dance [DONE!]

    • Golf

    • Pure Barre

    • Acroyoga [DONE!]

    • Cirque Indy aerial class [DONE!]

  • Yoga retreat [DONE!]

  • Meditation workshop

  • Improv

INDOORS/MISC

  • Book club

  • Writing group

  • Food exploration tour/group

  • Wine, beer, other tastings

  • Museums

    • Eiteljorg [DONE!]

    • Benjamin Harrison Presidential Site

    • Indiana State Museum [DONE!]

  • Authors’ readings

  • Factory tours [DONE!]

    • Traders Point Creamery tour

  • Volunteer with local organizations [DONE and will do more!]

ROAD TRIPS & WEEKENDS

  • Indiana Dunes

  • Madison

  • Vincennes

  • Corydon

  • Chicago

  • Cincinnati

  • Holland & Saugatuck, MI

  • Mammoth Cave [DONE!]

  • Cuyahoga Nat’l Park, OH

  • Badlands Nat’l Park, SD [DONE!]

  • Mount Rushmore, SD [DONE!]

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