Fun Things To Do This Summer

Posted on June 15, 2021

After more than a year of living in stretchy pants and binging Netflix shows in isolation, Summer 2021 promises to be slightly more eventful. As of June 15th, California has lifted many of its Covid-19 restrictions, which means that vaccinated people can leave their masks at home and enjoy some much needed time outdoors. Here are some fun things to do this summer to help you exercise your newfound freedom. 

Get Outside

Though Covid-19 has been the most pressing issue for months now, Vitamin-D deficiency is no joke either! Make it a priority to get some fresh air and exercise outdoors every day. You can do this by:

  • Hiking along a nearby trail
  • Riding your bike
  • Going fishing
  • Having a water balloon fight
  • Enjoying a picnic
  • Going camping
  • Visiting a drive-in movie theater
  • Embarking on a spontaneous road-trip
  • Attending a local farmer’s market
  • Making a chalk mural
  • Planning a beach trip
  • Tie-Dying shirts
  • Going swimming

Try New Things

With new freedoms come new opportunities. Capitalize on these opportunities by mixing up your daily routine and changing your habits. You can:

  • Sample a new recipe
  • Learn to play guitar
  • Pick up a new language
  • Experiment with your hair
  • Rearrange your furniture
  • Try painting
  • Discover new music
  • Purchase new clothes
  • Take surfing lessons
  • Watch YouTube tutorials
  • Start a garden
  • Purchase a wine subscription service
  • Join a gym
  • Adopt a rescue animal
  • Start a scrap-book

Support Local Businesses

Small businesses have probably taken the brunt of the pandemic. Now is a great time to reward them for their perseverance by offering them our business. Here are some local shops in the bay area that you could support:

  • Alley Cat Bookstore & Gallery- a welcoming bookstore that sells used & new book titles in both English & Spanish.
  • Donkey & Goat- a winery in Berkeley, which offers over 30 types of Vino.
  • TinyB Chocolate- a chocolate shop that captures the excitement, romance and richness of Brazil through their delicious Brigadeiros.
  • Crixa Cakes- a bakery with Hungarian & Russian treats as well as sweet, American favorites.
  •  Oaktown Spice Shop- a shop that offers the freshest, most delicious, high-quality spices.
  • Butter&- a cake shop that bakes treats that look just as delicious as they taste. 
  • Rare Bird- a unique, community-centered business that offers indie-made gifts and online wellness workshops.
  • Vinyl Dreams-  a snug music store specializing in house, techno, disco & electronica vinyl records.
  • Hella Tea- an online tea shop that endeavors to produce a great tea experience with a unique Bay Area twist.

While summer is a time for fun in the sun, please remember to enjoy these activities with health and safety in mind. If you are not vaccinated, please continue to wear a mask for the protection of others. If you are looking to get vaccinated, please visit this resource, which enables you to find vaccination centers near you. 

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