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.
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
Having a water balloon fight
Enjoying a picnic
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
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
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:
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.