Summer can be a rejuvenating time that’s necessary for college students to refresh for the next semester, but the pandemic  has caused a drastic change in pace. Three months of social distancing has likely begun to grow old for many of us, and the long summer days sometimes melt into one. I wanted to make a comprehensive list of activities that people could refer to in case boredom has struck once again. Hey, also there are protests against systemic racism and police brutality in every major city in the country and all over the world. We may have added some ways to support that movement on this list as well.

I hope this list helps and if anyone would like to contribute please DM us on instagram @hsuohsnap. Enjoy!


  • Go for a walk

  • Protest
  • Hang out at the park

  • Ride a bike/skateboard/rollerblades/scooter/whatever your favorite wheeled transportation may be

  • Cloud watch

  • Fly a kite

  • Go swimming

  • Garden/walk through a community garden

  • Go bug hunting

  • Go flower picking (at a place where they allow it)

  • Explore somewhere new

  • Walk around the Arcata Marsh

  • Walk around Arcata Community Forest with a buddy

  • Go to the beach

  • Watch the sunset/sunrise

  • Go to Top of the World

  • Sit in nature and write down everything you hear/see/smell

  • Pet your neighborhood cats/dogs/pet friends


  • Movie marathon

  • Make a BLM Sign


  • Call a friend

  • Call family

  • Doodle

  • Journal

  • Make a playlist

  • Have a photo shoot

  • Have a pet photo shoot

  • Yoga

  • Make collaborative lists

    • Playlists

    • Movies to watch via category

  • Write letters to people you haven’t seen in a while

  • Volunteer somewhere