Things To Do While Social Distancing

Being at home doesn’t have to be boring. We’ve got some great ideas for Things To Do while at home and social distancing.

  1. Gather friends virtually online. If you and your friends have an iPhone, you can do a simple phone call or Facetime! iPhone Facetime directions here. If your friends don’t have an Apple device you can use Google Duo for Facetime options. Directions for Google Duo here. Up to 10 people can join a Skype call or a video call! Directions for Skype here.  Have a Zoom one-on-one video meeting for as long as you want or for three or more people for up to 40 minutes with their free plan. Directions for Zoom here.
  2. See Under the Sea. Check out Birch Aquariums Live Kelp Cam here.
  3. Visit Spain. Travel to Spain with Cafe Sevilla (and order food for pickup too) here.
  4. Visit the San Diego Zoo and Safari Park. They have tons of live cams to look at from elephants to condors here.
  5. Go to the Beach, virtually. Visit your favorite San Diego beach from these live cams here.
  6. Eat out, at home. Still don’t want to cook today? Support your local restaurants by doing curbside or delivery! See who’s open here.
  7. Have a movie night. Set up a room like a movie theater, make popcorn and have snacks!
  8. Listen to vintage Mystery Theater CBS Radio Mystery Theater brings back memories of when old-time radio drama was a popular form of family entertainment.  Listen free here.
  9. Watch a Free Concert or Performance! Opera, comedy, ballet and more here.
  10. Listen to an audiobook. Try a free month from Audible if you’re new! They also have free books for Young Adults and kids (and kids at heart) while schools are closed, find that here.
  11. Let your inner artist out and make some “Happy Tree’s”! Try a Bob Ross painting tutorial here.
  12. Have a game night. Bring out the board games, snacks and have some fun. Home alone? Do it virtually with friends! (See #1 to connect virtually) Try these yummy game night recipes here.
  13. Have a Wine Tasting. Host a wine tasting in your home for yourself or your 21 and up family members. A great in home date night idea too. Ideas here.
  14. Go to a World  Museum. Explore these 10 amazing museums around the world. Find them here.
  15. Put a puzzle together. Dust off those puzzles you saved but never used! Don’t have any or want to try something new… create your own here.
  16. Take a Virtual Vacation. We love this one from Visit Oceanside
  17. Do some Spring Cleaning. Take some time to tackle those things you’ve put off. Ideas here.
  18. Go for a hike. San Diego has plenty of space to get outside. Just make sure to check for hours and any limitations, and be sure to practice safe social distancing! Find trails here.
  19. Take a free Harvard online course. While you may not officially be a Harvard graduate, you can use your free time to learn about something new, for free! Find courses here.
  20. Make a Vision Board. Studies prove that these actually work! Find out how here.
  21. Go Green. Try these yummy green smoothies to stay healthy.
  22. Have a Spa Day at home.  Who says you can’t self-care at home? Try these DIY here.
  23. Learn a new language. Always wanted to be multilingual?  Free lessons here.
  24. Have a Pool Party!  Whether solo or with your housemates, a pool party is always fun. Ideas here.
  25. Get some exercise. Quite a few places are offering free online classes (some only temporary)! Check some out here.
  26. Explore Arts and Culture. Click from your couch and learn about many things from Rembrandt to How to go to the toilet in space. Yes really. Explore here.
  27. Try one of your Pinterest Pins. You’ve been saving them for days like this! Try one now.
  28. Spring Clean your Social Media. Haven’t changed your profile pic in years? Update your stuff with these ideas.
  29. Train your Dog(s). We found these 20 unusual tricks for dogs here.
  30. Make Your Pet an Instagram Page. Why not show the world your amazing pet? Here are some ideas.
  31. Upgrade your Backyard. Try these 100 Easy DIY things to spruce up your backyard here.  Just have a balcony? Try these.
  32. Bake a Fancy Cake. Who says it’s hard! Try these eye-popping cakes here.
  33. Read Good News. Tired of the doom and gloom? Try these articles here.
  34. Make a Budget. Need to revamp your budget or create one? Try this free option here.
  35. Visit National Parks. Step outside around the best National Parks in the U.S. virtually here.