How to have fun while social distancing this autumn

How to have fun while social distancing this autumn

Feature Staff

Many of us spent the summer outside, enjoying the glorious weather, fresh air, and plenty of space that made social distancing easier. As the seasons grow colder and the pandemic persists, you might be looking for new ways to stay safe and stave off cabin fever. Fortunately, autumn is full of fresh opportunities to celebrate the season while continuing to practice health and safety measures. From enjoying the last weeks of great weather to getting cozy—or spooky—at home, here’s how to have fun while social distancing this autumn.

Go all-out at home

As summer winds down, you’ll probably be spending a lot more time inside at home. This doesn’t have to be a bad thing! There are plenty of ways to keep your house fun, comfortable, and entertaining throughout the fall. Lean into autumn decorations, especially when Halloween rolls around so you can carve pumpkins or hang fake spiderwebs around the house. Let the kids burn off some energy by making massive leaf piles to jump into. When the days start to get colder, cuddle up on the couch for a scary movie night. You can make the occasion even better by making seasonal treats like apple cider, popcorn balls, or candy apples.

Get out and enjoy the colors

Of course, you don’t have to stay indoors all day. One of the best ways to have fun while social distancing this autumn is to get out and enjoy all the beauty that nature has to offer. Head out to your local hiking trails to wander through the incredible fall foliage and enjoy the crisp, cool air of autumn. You can also take a stroll around the neighborhood to enjoy the autumn colors, the fun decorations, and all the great smells of golden leaves, bonfires, and fresh baking.

Hit the slopes safely

As the season goes by, more and more ski resorts will open for the year. Whether you’re a seasoned skier or you just want to cross it off the bucket list, this is a great way to get outside and do something exciting. Ski resorts are putting all kinds of safety measures and precautions in place to ensure every visitor can safely enjoy their stay. Pack your favorite winter gear and practice social distancing, even as you soar down the slopes on skis, sleds, or snowboards. No one has to miss out on Colorado’s favorite late autumn and winter activity this year.