Let’s face it—life under quarantine isn’t exactly the key to a blossoming social life. Sure, you may have done some Zoom get-togethers or Facetimed with your friends but by and large, it’s been mostly oversized pajamas and Netflix binges. Now, after a wonderful summer sitting on patios and barbecuing outside, remembering what human contact feels like, the weather is getting chillier and signs of fall are all around. That leaves just one thing on everyone’s minds: How will we have a social life if we have to go back inside?
The answer is simple: Don’t go back in. Whether you’re a college kid in the dorms or a 30-something living in the city, you can do a lot of the same stuff you’ve been doing outside all summer—you just need the right clothes
According to the CDC, activities are safer in outdoor spaces
where there’s better ventilation and it’s easier to stay six feet apart. That means that as long as you have a good jacket
and some layers
, you can maintain a healthy and safe social life even once the weather changes. If you’re eager for ideas, check out these socially distant outdoor activities below. Just be sure to follow proper safety recommendations, any guidelines and restrictions from your local health authorities
, and wear a mask