If you need some fresh air or are looking for your next outdoor adventure but worry since you’re going to be alone, you don’t need to worry. That’s because there are plenty of solo activities you can do outside and still have fun.
Here are some of the best outdoor activities that you can enjoy and make the most out of your free time — alone!
Glam camping, luxury camping, or commonly known as ‘glamping’ is the escape that everyone can use to take a break from the hustle and bustle of everyday life. It’s a great way to experience the untamed and unique parts of the world without the need to sacrifice comfort. Remember that the practice is more than a nice tent. Explore the many types of glampingexperiences by renting different accommodations you can enjoy by yourself.
Take a ‘Forest Bath’
Forest bathing is a practice revolving around the concept of ‘bathing’ in nature or taking it in through your sense, originating from Japan. It doesn’t involve exercising, hiking, or jogging — it’s being one with nature, connecting with the forest through your senses of sight, taste, smell, touch, and hearing.
The activity acts as a bridge, and by opening your mind and senses, it bridges the gap between yourself and the natural world. You can achieve this by going to a serene forest without any gadgets, then start walking aimlessly and slowly around the area, using your body as your guide. Listen to where your body wants to bring you and take your time — and remember you’re not going anywhere. You’re savoring everything nature has to offer.
Go for A Canopy Walk
A canopy is the aboveground portion of plants formed using individual plant crowns, creating a gorgeous and unique scenery. Canopy walkways provide pedestrian or on-foot access to these plant crowns, allowing you to bask in the beauty of nature without having to worry about harming the plants. You can find canopy walkways on outdoor centers or at your local park.
Take a Hike
Hiking has been a ‘standard’ outdoor activity that many enjoy doing, whether it’s for the purpose of exploration, simple exercise, or reflection. There’s just something about setting foot down a pathway of natural areas, offering unparalleled opportunities to build your spirit, improve physical fitness, and increase your environmental awareness. You can go hiking on trails or footpaths in the countryside, mountains, or your local park. It’s a fun activity that you can do alone to get your heart pumping, enjoy nature, and self-reflect.
Go Around Town
The urge to travel is usually high, especially after surviving a rough week at work. However, you can only do so much during your weekend break. A great way to make the most out of your weekend and ease your travel craving is by exploring your city or town on foot. You’d be surprised at the many hidden gems that you may often miss when you’re rushing through your day-to-day life.
Go on some less-traveled routes during your walks or travels, pop into small cafes, antique stores, or visit that museum you haven’t been to since you were a kid. Be a tourist — and explore the beauty of your hometown while having fun.
Doing any outdoor activities can help you get some much-needed fresh air, exercise, and a sense of relaxation. Take advantage of your moment alone and add any of the outdoor activities mentioned to your list of things to do over the weekend — making you healthier, happier, and free.