Welp we’ve all been cooped up in our apartments for a little too long and things are starting to get strange. People are drinking wine with breakfast (guilty), working in their underwear, binge watching Netflix shows like never before ( btw… Tiger King is a godsend), and waking up with #zoomhangovers. I myself have really dove deep into making random objects out of clay and placing them all around my apartment. Well any-who, if you’re looking for some ways to keep yourself from going insane, I’ve put together a list of some of the best things to do online to stay virtually social as we wait out Quarantine. Let’s check them out:
1. Join a Free Online Event
You may not be able to stand elbow to elbow in your favorite music venue or spend a lazy afternoon at the movies but that doesn’t mean you have to give up on events all together. You just have to go online! Gyms are offering live work-out classes, art-studios are giving lessons and language schools have moved to online teaching. If you are looking for a more curated selection of online events , make your way to Eventbrite. From meditation sessions to virtual open-mic nights (only for the bold)… there is something for everyone. And most of them are free! Stay social and overcome those quarantine blues. 🙂
2. Game on!
If you’ve grown tired of playing Cards Against Humanity with your confused cat, fear not, you can play plenty of your favorite games online. So, to help you become the hero of your next Zoom happy hour, you can play Catan online for free here and pretty much any other card game here, including Cards Against Humanity. Just beware of cheaters…
3. Movie Night
Why not try Zooming your friends while watching the same movie so you can eat snacks and comment on it together? What better time than now to binge all the shows you have been meaning to watch You can also organize a Netflix party if you’d prefer to go that route.
How to Watch Movies with Friends Online – The Verge
4. Zoom Karoke
Do you miss impressing your friends with your amazing voice?. Grab your comb and search for your favorite karaoke songs on Youtube. Share your screen on Zoom and sing along with your friends.
5. Zoom Happy Hours
Are you longing for the evenings spent drinking at your favorite bars? Well, don’t give up. Zoom is here to help. Enjoy a nice (and safe) walk to the closest grocery store, buy some booze and schedule a meeting on Zoom. If you don’t feel like drinking, you can also put some sparkling water with lemon in a glass and call it a day. Bur remember, just because you are drinking virtually, that doesn’t mean you won’t get a hangover.
6. Take a Walk Through your Favorite Museum
Everything is online, including museums! Do you feel like viewing Picasso’s best work or taking a tour of the Musée d’Orsay in Paris? Follow the links below for some of the best museums and galleries that have gone online:
10 of the World’s Best Virtual Museum and Art Gallery Tours – The Guardian
Get Outside Without Leaving Your Home Through These Virtual Tours – Town and Country
If you are not that into art, you can also watch live videos from various zoos and aquariums around the country, like Cincinnati Zoo, Atlanta Zoo, Houston Zoo, San Diego Zoo. And if you prefer the water, check out Monterey Bay Aquarium, Georgia Aquarium, Shedd Aquarium or National Aquarium.Not enough? Well, if you were planning on going to a theme park… I have good news… there’s virtual tours of some of the best parks around the country! Check out the amazing panoramas of the Disney Parks, or take a tour of Legoland.
7. Relax and Reconnect
And if that was not enough, remember your family and friends! We are all in the same situation, maybe it’s time to call your grandma or chat with your brother… whoever you are thinking of right now, take your phone and press the call button.
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