Sunsets, Picnics Beaches & Bike Rides
By Kevin Wilkerson, PubClub.com San Diego Blogger
Tired of sitting a home, flipping channels on the TV remote, running out of Netflix shows to watch and having nothing new and exciting to post on your social media channels?
Yes, Gov. Newsom’s stay-home orders are a nuisance for healthy San Diegians but for the good of others, we’ve got to suck it up and make the most of it.
Fortunately, we live in San Diego, one of America’s greatest cities and there’s plenty to do even when we’re in a lockdown during the pandemic.
The stay-home orders do allow for activities and here’s five fun things to do when we can’t really do too much.
1.) See A San Diego Sunset
This is something people should do anyway. Nature provides San Diego with spectacular sunsets all along the water and the coastline. Take advantage of this nightly spectacular scenery.
2.) Go For A Bike Ride
This is one of my favorite activities, be it along the bay, through the marinas of Point Loma and Shelter Island or along the bike paths in Mission Beach and Pacific Beach or along the coastal path from Solona Beach to Oceanside, it’s refreshing way to get some fresh air, exercise and enjoy the beauty of San Diego.
3.) Go To The Beach
When is the last time you went to the beach? This is an ideal place to social distance and be a beach bum for a day. The water temperature is chilly – in the 6os – so unless you’re going in for a quick dash that’s not really an activity. But the weather is nearly always sunny and laying on the beach working on your tan – toes between the sand, white stuff on your nose – is a great thing to do in San Diego.
4.) Have A Picnic In Balboa Park
Remember Balboa Park? It’s still there, although the museums are closed. The San Diego Zoo and the San Diego Zoo Safari Park are temporarily closed, as well, but there’s plenty of open space and it’s an ideal location to get some to-go food and plop down for a picnic.
5.) Visit Local Restaurants That Are Open And Serving To-Go Food
Speaking of to-go food, our local restaurants are hanging on by their fingernails, so go visit them for a meal. A few of them have outdoor tables to enjoy right there, or take it with you for a picnic, a bike ride or simply to take back home to get out of the house or apartment.