Socially Distant Activities to Enjoy This Summer

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As summer gets underway, things might look a little different from last year. Some indoor activities may be closed while others may be limiting capacity in an effort to follow social distancing guidelines. However, there are still plenty of things to do that can be done safely and outside of the house. Take a look at some socially distant activities you can enjoy this summer:


Picnics are becoming increasingly popular during this time, and it isn’t hard to see why! They’re a great way to get some fresh air outside, and they’re easy to have while remaining socially distant. Grab a blanket, pack a basket, and head out to a nearby park to enjoy a stress-free afternoon. And don’t forget to check out these safety tips before planning your day.

Backyard camping

If you’re not able to safely travel to a campsite, why not try camping in your backyard? You can easily set up a tent under the stars, grill some food, and end the night with smores and campfire music! The best part is that you’ll be steps from your home, just in case you need a quick bathroom break or extra marshmallows!


Hiking is a great physical activity in general, but the fact that you can do it and keep your distance from others makes it the perfect way to spend a summer day. If you’re local to Arizona, consider taking a day trip to the Grand Canyon. Many National Parks are open around the country, and you can use this guide to help you find the closest one to you.


If you’ve been waiting all year to hit the beach, the good news is that you can still enjoy a dose of vitamin sea this summer! While many beaches are implementing restrictions to help with social distancing, you’ll still want to be cautious when visiting. This article details a few ways to safely enjoy your day in the sun, including avoiding group activities, bringing your own food, and choosing a spot that’s less crowded.


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