Call ahead to talk to the owner of a specific venue or facility that you plan on visiting with your friends and family members. Ask about how crowded the venue gets. Find out about peak hours. When you avoid peak hours, you can enjoy a beautiful experience while remaining socially distant. If a specific place allows you to make reservations, this can provide peace of mind as well.
Choose activities that allow you to remain in your car or secure a space that’s distant from others. If you’re a lover of movies, pack up the family in the car. Head to the closest drive-thru movie. Pack snacks and treats to enjoy as you all watch. If you’re in a group of people who love to take a walk on the wild side, it doesn’t get more distant than a skydiving experience. If you’d like to skydive, then now is a great time to enjoy a thrill while avoiding social interaction.
Sometimes, arriving early will give you the best chance to enjoy a particular activity. If you and your friends would like to enjoy go-kart riding, it’s helpful to get there first. Your group will be the first ones to sanitize and ride the vehicles for the day. This will increase your chances of remaining germ-free.
Consider some of the more whimsical ways to have adventures. Take the family on a camping trip. You all can enjoy the outdoors. You can build campfires, make s’mores and go fishing. If that doesn’t sound great, go to an open field with a few books, puzzles and a picnic basket. Spend the afternoon with your family as you all enjoy a full spread of food, relaxation, and light entertainment. Unplug from your phones to add to the sense of adventure. As you try these activities, allow your creative juices to flow and inspire other adventures.
It’s okay to grieve and mourn the big plans you had for this summer. However, you can create a new dream. Create new experiences that can be just as riveting and memorable with people you love. It’s always to remain safe rather than sorry. With that understanding, move forward safely and have lots of fun.
Brooke Chaplan is a freelance writer and blogger. She lives and works out of her home in Los Lunas, New Mexico. She loves the outdoors and spends most of her time hiking, biking, and gardening. For more information, contact Brooke via Facebook at facebook.com/brooke.chaplan or Twitter @BrookeChaplan
Site updated on 12. May 2021