The Ultimate Summer Bucket List

Want to make the most of your summer but don’t know where to start? You’ve come to the right place. Goodwill Southern California is the starting point for all of your summertime needs. We’ve got the essentials and even a few tips for how you can make the most of summer!

Goodwill Essentials: A Stroll on the Boardwalk

Guys: If you’re looking to give off a laid back vibe but still want to impress your date, denim shorts and a bright short-sleeved button-down is the way to go.

Ladies: This great light & airy navy blue polka dot dress and black purse transition perfectly from afternoon to evening.

Where to sport it: Beat the heat and take a stroll at the Santa Monica Boardwalk (200 Santa Monica Pier A, Santa Monica, CA 90401). They have many great dining options and even FREE concerts during the summer ( The Venice Boardwalk is also a great place to go and cool off during those hot summer nights. While you’re in the area, check out some LA’s best food trucks at 1st Fridays (

Goodwill Essentials: An Afternoon of Gardens & Galleries

Guys: Blue button down with collar, Navy Shorts: A light-colored button-down with a pair of shorts is the perfect pair for a day of walking through gardens and checking out new art.

Ladies: Floppy Hat with Pink printed spaghetti strap dress: A casual summer dress with a floppy hat is not only the perfect, stylish combo but it also helps you keep cool while the floppy hat offers protection from the sun.

Where to sport it: The Huntington Library ( in Pasadena is a beautiful place to relax, walk through beautiful gardens and check out multiple art galleries. It’s a place that’s educational and perfect for visitors of all ages. To top it off, admission is FREE every 1st Thursday of the month from 10AM-5PM.

Goodwill Essentials: A Hiking Adventure

Sports bra, tank top & lightweight shorts: Keep it light and simple when spending a day out (preferably morning) exploring new sights on a hike.

Where to sport it: There are many great hiking spots in SoCal that provide endless opportunities for exploring and also some exercise. Eaton Canyon (1750 N. Altadena Dr., Pasadena) is relatively easy and suitable for adventurous beginners. The hike is 3.8 miles round-trip and ends with a beautiful waterfall!

Goodwill Essentials: An Evening of Stargazing

Denim shorts and sleeveless button-down top: This lightweight outfit is perfect for a casual night out with friends.

Where to sport it: This is the perfect comfy outfit to wear while checking out the free summer stargazing event on July 22nd at Sky’s the Limit Observatory. This is a place that can be fun for the entire family or a fun date night.