If you’re going crazy under quarantine, it’s time to change your routine. Instead of feeling sorry for yourself, check out San Diego whale watching tours or go to the park where you can still enjoy social distances but you can get out of your four walls. (Image Credit: davidmccloud2012/Pixabay)
Have a Movie Night
The South Bay Drive-In Theatre offers a socially-distanced movie watching at just $9 for adults and $1 for kids. You’ll need to wear a mask when you aren’t in your car. Cinema Under the Stars in Mission Hill gives you rooftop movie watching, although they only offer classic movies. Reserve your seat online with your credit card. Be ready to pay in cash at the box office. Can’t get to a theater? Plan a movie night at home. Get the popcorn and your favorite movie candy. Chill the soda. Turn off the phones. Dim the lights and enjoy a theater experience at home.
Get Out on the Water
Take the Coronado Ferry across San Diego Bay. Look for San Diego private boat charters. Many of the city piers, boardwalks, and beaches are open. Wear your mask and enjoy some outdoor time near the ocean to rejuvenate your mind and refresh your soul. If you can’t get out to the ocean, make a spa retreat in your backyard with a small pool and a pitcher of your favorite cool drink.
Grab a Bite to Eat or Get a Drink Al Fresco
Many breweries and wineries have the outside areas open. Just getting away from your routine is often enough to keep you from getting bored. Enjoy dinner on a patio or get takeout and eat at your favorite park. Bring a blanket to sit on and talk to your family. If you’re quarantining, take your dinner out on the patio or in your backyard. The change of view will help.
Go For a Bike Ride or Walk
The Silver Strand Bikeway is open to bike riders. Mission Bay has about 12 miles of bike paths open for public riding. Look for local routes close to home where you can hike or ride. Getting outside to exercise will reduce stress, increase your mood, and make your doctor happy. Make sure to wear your bike helmet. Practice social distancing. Follow the rules of the road. Enjoy the fresh air. If you’ve never ridden along the oceanfront, there’s no better time to start.
Take a Virtual Tour
Some San Diego attractions are open, at least the outdoor options are. Many attractions have put virtual options online to allow you to tour the area through your TV or computer. You could take a trip around the entire world through the magic of virtual touring if you wanted to. Dive into your love of magic by going to Las Vegas. Enjoy animals through cams that let you see animals in other parts of the world. Enjoy local artists through curated museum collections online. Learn more about your city, so that when quarantine does end, you’ll have your next vacation lined up with what you want to see.