San Diego in May



“Act as if what you do makes a difference. It does.”

William James


In May, you’ll usually find lots of things to do in San Diego. Winter rains will be gone, and in most years, June Gloom won’t start at the beaches until later in the year. Summer vacation season hasn’t started yet, and the tourist attractions are less busy than they will be. But, again this month is a little different.

We still can’t leave our houses as much, even though things are starting to slowly open again. So the world still looks a little different. BUT we are opening San Diego again and will need everyone’s cooperation and patience to get back to a semblance of normal.

I have attached the list of ideas of things to do at home again.


  Sort and tag your digital photos

  Make a collage of family photos

  Research your next holiday

  Zoom or Gotomeeting lunch with friends

  Declutter – one room or drawer at a time

  Research a charity to support

  Prep and freeze some meals

  Start a gratitude journal

  Write letters to people, and mail them

  Research something you have always wondered about

  Do a spa day in your home (mani/pedi, bubble bath)

  Write an advice letter to the teenager you were

  Write another to yourself in 20 years

  Learn a heritage skill like: baking, woodworking, preserving, mosaic, ceramics, cheese making, fermenting, quilting, soap making, candle making, crochet or knitting, home remedies, sewing

  Draw an apple using a different technique every day

  Catch up on all the classic movies

  Learn to say a favorite phrase in 7 different languages

  Create a vision board

  Create a detailed spreadsheet on how you

would spend $10 Million

  Write a poem or story

  Start a journal or blog

  Read the top 50 books of all time

  Spruce up your resume

 Start your novel

 Try a new art project

 Plant or revamp your garden

 Practice mindfulness

 Meditate

 Make a cookbook of family recipes

 Create homemade gifts

 Call old friends

 Play board/card games

 Design your dream home

 Kick a bad habit

 Join a virtual book club

 Update your goals

 Upcycle something

 Build a website

 Re-arrange your furniture

 Start a dream journal

 Join an online community

 Host a Skype/Zoom party

 Cook a gourmet meal

 Create a treasure hunt

 Try online grocery shopping

 Dress up and have a “formal” party at home

 Organize your music playlist

 Reorganize your wardrobe

 Clean up your hard drive or phone by deleting files and apps you don’t use

 Have a block party with everyone staying 6 feet apart

 Try some science experiments

 Hold a family or street sing-along

 Deliver supplies to those in need

 Sew face masks for local hospitals

 Create a marketing plan for the whole year

 Create a list of things to be happy about

Many people who are self-isolating right now may be starting to feel worn down by the mundane nature of life at home.

Luckily, there is no shortage of free, virtual experiences in which people can partake to make them feel like they’re experiencing outdoor life.

Here’s a  list of the free and fun things you can do online to pass the time.

  • Visit a Museum

Famed museums like the National Museum of Natural History in Washington, DC, and London’s British Museum are offering online experiences, allowing viewers to learn about the exhibits in the museums from the comfort of their homes.

You can find more museums that have made virtual tours available here.

  • Visit National Parks

At least 32 of the United States’ national parks are available for viewing thanks to Google Earth and Google Arts & Culture, including the Grand Canyon and Yosemite.

Check out a full list of the parks you can tour virtually here.

  • Visit the Theater

Although they’re physically closed to the public right now, theaters and opera houses like Carnegie Hall in New York are available through Google Arts & Culture.

You can see what other theaters are available to tour here.

  • Visit Theme Parks

360-degree tours of Disney parks like Disney World, Disneyland, and even Epcot are available through Google Street View, so you can bring the magic of the parks into your home.

TIP: Just search your favorite coasters on YouTube, and you’ll likely find video footage of the ride.



What are you doing to pass the time?




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