If you are a nature lover, you can take up the activity of observing birds for recreation. You can watch birds through the naked eye or visual enhancement devices. An advanced level of birdwatching involves looking for birds following bird sounds.
7. Cycle Around
You can rent a bicycle to take a tour of your city on a cycling route. Cycling can be a fun activity and does not have to be necessarily physically challenging.
8. Fly a kite
Head to a park or beach and get a kite soaring. If children are around, they can get involved by trying to keep the kite in the air.
9. Hold a Picnic
Gather all your friends for an outdoor picnic. Have fun enjoying some tasty snacks on a beautiful day out.
10. Keep a Track of Holiday Celebrations
From Memorial Day concerts to Fourth of July fireworks, there are plenty of community events this spring and summer with opportunities for elders to get out and be part of the crowd.
Here is a list of some physically challenging outdoor activities that can help you stay in great physical form.
There is a heartwarming thrill to renting a motor boat for a day on a water body. However, for a more physically challenging and interesting option, rent a canoe and paddle on with all your strength. This option allows you to soak up the sun and give you a great workout the best part is that you won’t even realize how hard you’re working!
2. Sand Volleyball
Remember the good old days when you just picked up volleyball and headed for the beach. Well, now’s the time to grab a ball and some friends and head to your local sand volleyball court. Sand workouts burn more calories than workouts performed on solid ground.
Rent a windsurf board and go out for the adventure of a lifetime. There is nothing as exhilarating as the sailing across windy waves while catching the cool breeze.
4. Invest in a Trampoline
Go ahead and indulge yourself by purchasing a trampoline for your home, or see if you can talk a friend into letting you use their trampoline. You will not believe how much fun it is to twist during jumps on a trampoline.
5. Farm Tours
You can go ahead for a farm tour. Take a brisk walk around the farm. Pick a few fruits and vegetables for dinner and also learn about the activities that go on in a farm. This activity is enjoyable, as well as an educational way to spend an afternoon outside of your home.
Did you wonder how all the activities listed above are well suited to afternoons. Well, here is an option for people who are more of night people, take up a telescope and look at the beautiful stars above you. You can read books that can help you in identification of various constellations.
7. Walking Race
If you are fond of walking, there is a great option to turn this hobby into a fitness regime. You can look for a few friends who are ready to race with you while walking. If you do not find anyone who is interested in this walk, time yourself using a pedometer.
8. Outdoor Potluck
Carry a blanket and invite all your friends to spend a beautiful afternoon outdoors. The rules are that each friend will carry a food item. You can jazz up this activity by adding outdoor activities like throw ball or Frisbee games.
9. City Scavenger Hunt
This takes a bit of planning, but a scavenger hunt can be the most fun you have outside of your house. You can make your hunt as easy or as complicated as you’d like. Give participants a list of items to photograph (easy to do with a smart phone) throughout the city, such as someone wearing a Hawaiian shirt, an ice cream parlor or a particular statue.
10. Volunteer for a Good Cause
There is nothing more fulfilling as doing something fun outdoors, as well as giving back to society. Go ahead and look for activities that you can indulge in outside of your home where you can do something useful for society as well. These may include taking seniors or kids for an educational tour or a picnic for the underprivileged. You can search listing available for volunteers on your local newspaper.