7 COVID Friendly Activities in US during the Pandemic

The pandemic has certainly impacted our way of life, but that doesn’t mean it has to stop you from traveling or having fun. You can still find plenty of COVID friendly activities, for fun with safe social distancing. Add these COVID friendly activities in the pandemic to your next trip.

Go on a Ghost Tour

Ghost tours give you a new approach to travel, visiting the most haunted places as you hear spooky stories of the paranormal. These COVID friendly activities allow you to explore haunted locations by foot in the safety of the open air. 

For example, the Savannah ghost tours takes guests through one of the most paranormal cities in the United States. Sometimes guests even have their own experiences while on the tour! The tour company operates throughout the country, so no matter where you live in the United States (or if you’re in town for a visit), you can find ongoing ghost tours nationwide. US Ghost Adventures also offers virtual tours, a self-guided mobile app, and an Alexa voice app, ideal for social distancing.

Walk through a Botanical Garden

Pennsylvania’s Longwood Gardens, Portland’s Japanese Garden, Brooklyn’s Botanic Garden, South Florida’s Morikami Museum and Japanese Gardens—these are just a few of the many botanical gardens found across the United States. The fresh open air gives plenty of space to safely social distance as you appreciate nature’s bounty. Learn about the different herbs, cacti, flowers, and trees exploring botanical gardens and arboretums.

Organize an At-Home Film Festival

With many businesses closing and limited cinemas to see a movie, think of the pandemic as an opportunity to get creative. Turn your living room into an at-home film festival with your quarantine crew. You can pick your favorite actor or actress and stream all their films. Watch the entire list of the Oscars Best Picture nominees. Or, check out international movies by watching a film from different parts of the world. Add to the experience by preparing a nice meal or snacks!

Visit the Country’s National Parks 

National parks offer a COVID friendly destination for all ages. If you plan to travel in the United States, the country has over 400 national parks, from Acadia in Maine to Yellowstone. Explore the wilderness while safely social distancing. The United States has an abundance of wildlife, which changes depending on where you go in the country. You can also enjoy all kinds of outdoor activities, like hiking, swimming, kayaking, camping, and more!

Go Horseback Riding

With the many changes that have taken place due to the pandemic, what better time to try out a new activity? You can find horseback riding for all levels at equestrian centers across the country. When the weather is nice, bring your quarantine crew together for a ride on horseback exploring the great outdoors on the trails.

Start a Home Garden 

Gardening is a great way to stay active and healthy at any age. With limited options for things to do outside of the house, why not take the time to create a sanctuary at home? Even if you live in a city, you can start your own at-home herb garden on a window sill (as long as you have access to sunlight!) If you have the outdoor space, create a potted garden or plant in the soil. 

Support your Local Farmer’s Markets

Shopping at farmer’s markets are a great way to support local businesses while also staying safe during the pandemic. Outdoor markets sell all kinds of goods, like locally sourced produce, prepared foods, and artisanal crafts. You can get out of the house and support your community. Make sure to look up the farmer’s markets in your area and visit them all as you safely social distance.