COVID-19 Friendly Activities To Try This Summer

  1. Topgolf
    • Price Rating: $$$
    • Safety Rating: 9/10

Topgolf is a great spring and summer activity. Topgolf takes golf and elevates it in an entertaining and competitive way that is fun for all ages and demographics. Topgolf has also adapted well to the pandemic. You have your bay, at about $40/hour. Each bay has a booth for dining and a tee-box for hitting. However, the $40/hour per bay price can be deceiving, and if traveling in large groups, dining minimums sometimes have to be met. This raises the price and can become rather costly. Topgolf provides their own complimentary clubs, and you can take aim at high-tech targets to score points in the variety of game modes available. On top of the golf, the food available ensures that everyone is happy and having fun hitting, and relaxing. The closest one is in Mount Laurel, NJ which is about an hour away. If you are willing to pay a little bit more, this is a great place to go with your family or friends.

  1. Elmwood Zoo
    • Price Rating: $$
    • Safety Rating: 9/10

The Elmwood Park Zoo is another great activity. Anything outdoors is strongly encouraged so this is a good option. It is only about 25 minutes away and contains a wide variety of animals. The daily admission cost for adults and children is $12.95 per person, coming in way under Topgolf’s pricing. With lots of different food options, The Elmwood Park Zoo provides a safe yet relaxing and fun day out with friends or family.

  1. Green Lane Park
    • Price Rating: $
    • Safety Rating: 10/10

Green Lane Park is a wonderful place to go during the pandemic. Because it is all outdoors, you feel safe no matter what you are doing. Green Lane offers wonderful walking trails, concerts, picnicking, volunteer opportunities, fishing, boating, kayaking, and paddleboarding. No matter what you want to do, Green Lane has something for you. Here, you can keep your distance, feel relaxed, and have a lot of fun.

Those are a few great examples of COVID-19 safe activities to do this spring and summer. Here is some more advice for planning your activities.

CDC Recommends:

  • Outdoor activities such as
    • Walking, running, and hiking
    • Rollerblading and biking
    • Fishing and hunting
    • Golfing
    • Kayaking and Canoeing
    • Boating
    • Picnics
    • Drive-in movies
    • Outdoor dining with necessary space

All of these activities are very safe and have low risk.

CDC Discourages:

  • Large events such as
    • Weddings, festivals, and parades
  • Large indoor gatherings
  • Indoor dining in crowded areas
  • Any other events that could cause mass spreading of COVID-19

Whatever you end up doing this spring and summer, make sure to be safe, and have fun!