Spring Fun To-Do List: 8 Must-Try Ideas!

A Spring Fun To-Do List helps you make the most of the season now that warmer weather is here! I’m so happy to be done with cold, gloomy weather. Here’s my Spring Fun To-Do List to remind myself of all the fun stuff I shouldn’t miss out on. Let me know what you think is a must-do for the season!

Clean Out Your Closets

Have you read The Life Changing Magic of Tidying Up? Read be and be inspired to clean out your closet if not your entire apartment.

A new season always feels like  fresh start and to me that involves refreshing my wardrobe.

So put away the winter items and get reintroduced to your lighter, seasonal pieces.

Toss items you’re no longer wearing. Give them to a younger cousin, a friend or donate to your local non-profit like a St. Vincent de Paul Store. Afterwards, you might just want to treat yourself with some new clothes too.

Cook a seasonal dish

One of the best parts of Spring is all of the delicious fresh produce that’s in season this time of year.

Make the most of it and visit a local farmer’s market so snag super local, fresh veggies and fruit.

Strawberries and asparagus are both available year-round, but have the best flavor when they’re in season from March – June. (This might be different depending on where you live!)

Add diced strawberries to a spinach salad to brighten up the greens and enjoy asparagus on the grill or sautéed with chicken.

Run a 5K!

You have endless options here! There are so many charity runs during the spring season so pick one and get out there for a good cause.

I like participating in spring runs before it’s the middle of summer and way too hot. Even if you’re not a runner, you can participate and support a charity by walking.

Pick Fresh Flowers

This one is easy. Pick some blooming flowers from your garden or the local shop.

Even though we’re experiencing a lot of gloomy half-winter/half-spring days here in Ohio, it’s nothing some bright colorful flowers can’t fix.

Treat yourself or surprise someone with some fresh blooms.

Visit a Local Park

Grab some friends or just your furry BFF and spend some time enjoying nature at a local park.

There are SO many here in Cincinnati and most of them include great views of our skyline.

Try googling local parks and events in your city to make the most of your green spaces that you didn’t even know about!

Take a Bike Ride

When was the last time you rode a bike? If you haven’t for a few years it’s seriously the strangest feeling haha. 

Dust off your bike or rent one for a new way to travel. And if you loathe bike riding, just get out and walk.

Take a different route around your neighborhood and enjoy the scenery now that we’re no longer stuck inside from the cold snow!

Dine Outside

Now that daylight savings has passed, it’s still light out by the time I make it home from work and the gym. Having a few extra hours of sunlight every day makes me SO much happier.

I plan to enjoy it fully by dining alfresco on my back porch and at local restaurants when the weather permits. IPA’s make perfect patio beers.

Ride some Roller Coasters

Okay, I understand this one might not be for you, but I just had to add it. I love visiting theme parks, Disney and Universal anyone?!

There’s something about rollercoasters that scare the living crap out of me and make me feel alive and fearless all at the same time.

I personally think it’s important to do things out of your comfort zone to challenge yourself in new ways and rollercoasters are always a step out of my comfort zone.

What’s your favorite part of Springtime? Do you enjoy cooking fresh meals or getting outside in the warmer weather? Let me know how you make the most of the season by leaving a comment below.

44 Comments

  1. Great list! I am going through closets this past week and what a chore that is!

  2. I love dining outside when the weather is nice of course, and bike rides I could do everyday all day.

    1. Agreed 100%!! I get so excited when I start seeing all my favorite fresh fruits on sale. 🙂

  3. Picking flowers and eating outside is a weekly must for me when it’s pretty out love all your picks those two are the best.

  4. What a great list! I love cleaning out my closet and have been slowly working to do that for the past couple weeks. I also have half marathon coming up next weekend, so I’ve been really training hard for that!

  5. I love listening be love the book! I read it in the fall and my indie/sock drawer has been organized ever since! Picking flowers is my all time favorite thing to do in the spring but I often find I just can’t do it! So I end up buying flowers at our Farmers Market!

  6. Coasters are definitely not my thing, but I have been wanting to run a 5K for a long time. This might be my year 🙂

    1. Coasters both terrify and excite me haha! And YES to the 5K! It’s so rewarding to cross that finish line.

  7. Yes to the seasonal dish! I have a Michael Symon cookbook that offers recipes for each season and I love using it! Its so smart to use fresh produce and sometimes I forget about that. I think that every vegetable or fruit will be available all year! oops.
    Karen | GlamKaren.com

    1. Ooooh!! I might have to checkout that cookbook. Michael Symon is such a great chef.

  8. Bike ride and cooking seasonal dish are two list which I definitely would love to do. I just back from supermarkt and saw asperagus on the stall. Your post inspired me to make some cooking using asperagus.

    1. Oh yum! I LOVE asparagus. It’s really good on the grill but also just sauteed on the stovetop. 🙂

  9. This is a great list. I enjoyed the wild card you put on the list, Ride a roller coaster!

  10. Heck no on the coasters, but I do most of the other things on the list. Then again, Im in Miami and spring is a rude reminder to enjoy the few moments left before the summer heat kicks in.

  11. I like the idea of a fun to-do list. There are always so many things I’d like to do but forget about them until too late. It would be fun to do a list as a family!

    1. That’s a great idea! Sometimes the season flies by so fast it’s good to have a reminder of all the fun things you’d like to do while the weather is lovely.

  12. Oh man. Clean out my closests is really high up on my list, but I want to do all of these things!

    1. I love cleaning out my closets. 🙂 It makes it so much easier to get ready in the morning!

  13. Picking fresh flowers is such a great idea. I love how wonderful they make the whole house smell and they are so beautiful on display.

  14. It’s been snowing in Chicago all day today, so we are totally not done with the cold weather, but we did eat some strawberries today and they smelled like spring. We are definitely looking forward to eating outside in the backyard once the weather will give us a chance!

    1. Ah, we had some very light snow this past Saturday too! I think we are ready for spring already!!

  15. My favorites for spring is almost anything that is outdoors. After months of cold, snow and too much time indoors I need the sunshine and fresh air.

  16. We love visiting parks on nice days as a family. We went to the zoo this past weekend just to walk around.

    1. Hi Krystle,

      I LOVE visiting the Zoo! It’s always great to visit during the spring, because it gets SO hot during the summer and the animals are often hiding in the shade. 🙂

  17. Great list. It’s all about getting outside for me. After long winter months cooped up inside, fresh air is in order.

    1. Agreed! As much time I can spend enjoying the warm weather the better! 🙂

  18. I’m such a fan of getting outside once the weather is nice enough. The kids and I had a picnic outside a few weeks ago when it was warm– then it snowed again! lol. But I’m super excited to finally see some flowers growing!

  19. Spring cleaning is definitely at the top of my list. You’ve inspired me to create a list that’s a bit more comprehensive…especially including exercise activities.

  20. Im not too sure on the 5k and coasters, but I need to make a list like this and get at it! I went through the closet last week and it was refreshing!

    1. Haha, yep I know the coasters are definitely not for everyone. But a 5K can be a walk instead of a run! I’m participating in one this weekend and planning to run/walk. It’s for a good cause which always makes me happy. 🙂

  21. My favorites on this to do list are cook a seasonal dish and dine outside. Can i just do those two over and over?! haha

    1. Yes you can!! I wonder what seasonal dish would pair well with falafel? 😉

  22. I am apart of a veggie co-op so cooking a seasonal dish sounds ideal. I love these ideas for the spring!

  23. I need to go through my closet – I recently left corporate life and I have quite a few pieces that I will simply never wear again. 🙂 Hooray!

  24. I think what I like most about Spring may be the fact that each year, I find something new to savor. This year, it was that moment, when my 5 year old grandson commented to me that my place was his favorite place to come while we stopped for an outdoor lunch the day we built the new fire pit to boil sap on in the back yard. Even though that day we were still slogging through a foot of snow to get to the buckets, we also watched a pair of Bluebirds inspect a potential new home in a hole in a dead tree.

  25. Such a great list of fun things to do. I love to cook seasonally. This is the greatest time of year for fresh veggies and fruit. I loved coasters, I can’t do them anymore, doctors orders, but I live vicariously through my kids and I will be going to our amusement park soon.

  26. Many things on the list I want to do right away.

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