If you’re anything like us, the past few months may have left you feeling lonely, scared, starved for human interaction… and confused. With every area operating under different rules and opening dates, the blissful concept of the “end of quarantine” isn’t quite the respite we were dreaming of. But don’t despair! If you’re still feeling weird about going to restaurants and having barbeques, we’ve rounded up some summer social distancing activities that get you out of the house.
1. Go Camping
Enough is enough - we’re officially sick of the inside of our apartment. Why not check out some local camping spots (the National Park Service recommends we stay closer to home), book a site, and spend your weekend soaking in nature? Many campsites have hiking, swimming, and even grilling readily available - just make sure you have a tent and bug spray handy. And if you secure a coveted lakeside campsite, don’t forget to bring your pool floats! Camping is definitely one of our top summer social distancing activities.
2. Read An Entire Book Series
Honestly, there’s nothing better than curling up with a good book and a cocktail. But why not make an activity of it? Research trilogies, and topics you’ve always wanted to learn about - then look for the best books that cover it. You could even start a book club, complete with socially-distanced seating, snacks and wine.
3. Train For A Marathon
We know half of you just clicked the back button frantically (if this is not for you, skip to number 4). But for our readers missing their pickup basketball games, gym time and summer volleyball leagues, this might be up your alley. There’s so much that goes into marathon training and it ends up being a pretty full-time activity. From stretching, to strength training (body weight works fine for runners, don’t stress about the gym) to upping mileage, there are so many aspects to detailing and executing your social distancing training plan. Sock tans, here we come!
4. Get Artistic
It’s time to go old-school… art school, that is. If there’s anything social-distancing has taught us the past few months, it’s how to get creative - and now’s the time to bring that creativity back to its roots! Whether it’s coloring books or setting up an easel on the fire escape, making art is an extremely therapeutic and rewarding use of time.
One trend we're seeing a lot of is people drawing on their pool floats! A LÔTELI pool float in white or our clear ring creates the perfect canvas! Don’t forget to tag us at @shoploteli so we can share your masterpiece.