Maryland’s Ultimate Bucket List Items

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You only get one shot at life, so countless Americans are out there trying to check lifelong dreams off their theoretical bucket lists. People consider doing things ranging from the supernatural all the way down to the microscopic before they run out of time to do so.  

Whether it be a once-in-a-lifetime vacation to a far-flung locale or a personal quest like a long hike or marathon, Maryland residents have a host of things they’d like to check off the proverbial bucket list.  

National Bucket List Day is April 24, so took a break from Maryland sports betting to investigate what Maryland residents dream of doing before they die.

Starting with a list of top bucket list ideas from, we used Google Trends to see which ranked the highest, according to search interest score. 

Maryland’s Top Bucket List Items

RankItemSearch Interest Score
1Learn to Surf42
2 Visit the Grand Canyon38
3Get Married29
4Go to Paris26
T-5 Buy a House17
T-5 Go Skydiving14
7Run a Marathon13
8Go White Water Rafting7
T-9Write a Book5
T-9See Northern Lights5


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Learning how to surf was Maryland’s top bucket list item, at 42, while a trip to Northern Arizona (38) and getting married (29) were next up, followed by taking a vacation to Paris (26), buying a house and skydiving (17 each).

Rounding out the bucket list in Maryland were items like running a marathon (13), going on a white rafting adventure (7), seeing the Northern Lights and writing a book (5 each).

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Christopher Boan writes for and has been covering sports and sports betting for more than seven years, with experience at, the Tucson Weekly and the Green Valley News.2021-08-02

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