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HONEY, I'M BORED!



We have all heard the jokes: "I hope the weather is good this weekend for my trip to Puerto Backyarda!" We laugh to keep from crying, but it seems that everyone these days is looking for a little fun and excitement--from a safe social distance, of course. No matter the age, people are restless and seeking a change of scenery! Here are some fun things to consider doing, which experts say can all be done with little to no risk to your own health or that of others:

  1. Have a picnic in the park. You can pack your own cooler and blanket, and have a "date" with your significant other or kids under a big shade tree. There is even a Fancy Picnic company right here in Houston who will do all of the heavy lifting for you! Check them out at Fancypicnichouston.com.

  2. See a movie -- at a drive-in theater. You bring your loved ones, and let them bring you city skylines, sunsets, starlit evenings, and great movies on the big screen. The Drive-In at Sawyer Yards & at Spring, The Showboat Drive-In Theater, and Blvd Place Rooftop Theater are but a few of the Houston area drive-ins offering contactless screenings of old classics and new releases both.

  3. Take a cooking class, in your own kitchen. The team over at Houston’s Well Done Cooking Classes has launched a series of virtual cooking classes, running around $49 to $69 per person and featuring experiences like “Date Night: Dinner on the Bayou” and more.

  4. Enjoy a world-class musical, straight from your couch. Check out the Houston Symphony’s "Listen at Home" live concert series. Previously aired recordings are archived for 30 days. You can also tune in on Spotify or listen live every Sunday at 8pm on Houston Public Media News 88.7 FM.

  5. Check out 365thingsinhouston.com and downtownhouston.org. These websites are a valuable resource for getting the word out about the interesting, fun, and educational things there are to do in and around our city. From the one-act play "Mad Hatter & the No-Good, Very Bad Coronavirus" to a virtual arts and crafts show from Discovery Green, there is always something new to pique your interest and keep you entertained.



BOTTOM LINE

Backyard family barbecues, game nights, bike rides, and walks around the block remain great options! It may take a little more effort these days to find new and creative, safe and fun things to do--but they are out there. We are all limited only by our imagination! Keep active, keep engaged, and keep smiling.


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