Considering the situation we’ve been in for the last few months, you’ve likely been going a little stir crazy stuck inside your home. If you’ve watched all the shows and crafted all the things, it might be time to have some fun outside. With several states easing up on some restrictions, it might start getting a little easier to get out of the house. Of course, you still want to be smart and safe! So, keep reading for some ideas of how to get outside and have some fun while still being safe.
Watch a Movie at a Drive In Theater
Going to a Drive In Movie Theater is a great way to get out of the house while still maintaining distance from others. Many are starting to open up with revised rules, so be sure to check the theater’s website before going. If you bring your own snacks and remain in your car during the movie, you can greatly limit your exposure. It’s a fun activity and a change of scenery, which I think we could all use right now!
Try Golf (or Mini Golf)
Other places that might be opening up near you soon are golf courses! You may not be super into golf, but it never hurts to try something new! Especially if there’s someone in your household who can teach you the basics. There’s also mini golf, of course, which might be more accessible for most people. Since these are outdoor activities that allow people to space out, they may be open in your area, with some restrictions.
While I’m sure you walk around your neighborhood regularly these days, you might not have been hiking recently. Some parks and hiking areas have remained opened or will be opening up soon, likely with rules that you’ll want to check on their website. Going for a hike in a scenic area may be a nice change of pace from your usual neighborhood walks.
Pack a Picnic
Another easy way to get outside and enjoy nature is to pack a picnic! Take your picnic to a park with wide open spaces so you can maintain your distance from others. If there are no open parks near you, you could always drive to a scenic area and eat in your car.
Go for a Scenic Drive
Sometimes, all you want to do is get out of the house and not have to plan ahead. If that’s how you’re feeling right now, this activity is for you! Taking a scenic drive while blasting your favorite music can be all it takes to clear your head and get a fresh perspective.
If you’re dying to spend a lot of time outside, but can’t do that in your current situation, consider going camping! It’s important to be smart and consider the risk, but it’s possible to be safe and maintain social distance while camping. Make sure to check out the websites of any campgrounds you’re considering to make sure they have rules in place to keep you safe, and be aware of any you need to follow.
Get out on the Water
If you live near a river or lake, and have nice weather, get out on the water! As long as you follow any rules in place, and maintain distance from those not in your household, you should have lots of fun. If you live near water but have no way to enjoy it because rentals are closed, consider picking up a kayak or paddle board from a local store, many of which are likely having steep sales.
Hopefully, these ideas of things to do get you outside and give you a break from being cooped up at home! If you’d rather be at home and are looking for ways to fill up your free time other than watching tv, you need to check out this list of 120 ideas!