Finding things to do in Tampa Bay may be difficult since we are all keeping a social distance but we put together a list of the best ways to spend your time at home during quarantine.
Check out our Community Page for more information and ways to help the community during the Coronavirus Pandemic. Stay up to date on everything by following us @StufftoDoinTampaBay on Facebook and Instagram!
Upcoming Virtual Events
Do you miss events? We sure do. But we are loving events are getting creative and hosting virtual experiences that we all can enjoy during this quarantine. Start adding these virtual events to your calendar:
Stuff to Do in Quarantine LIVE: Kelly of The Wild | APR 30
On Thursday, April 30th, artist, Kelly of the Wild, will be taking over our Instagram and going live to teach everyone how to draw a wild animal. Follow us on @stufftodointampabay for more details.
Walking Funds The Cure (Virtual Walk) | APR 30
Walking Funds The Cure goes VIRTUAL! Join us in the “43” Challenge so together we can be one step closer to finding a cure for Pediatric Cancer. Please join in the “43” Challenge by: Walking 1 mile a day for 43 days. Walk 4.3 miles this week. Walk 4 minutes and 30 seconds each day. Walk whatever distance you chose on April 30th. For more info in our blog: Cure Pediatric Cancer One Step At a Time.
What better time to get in shape than right now? So many local gyms and studios are offering home workout options!
Union Three Studio
Offering two at-home workout options! U3 AT HOME – ALL IN costs $179 and includes a bike, mat, shoes, 1 set of hand weights and a subscription to pre-recorded and live classes! U3 AT HOME – Subscription only gives you access to prerecorded and live classes for $39/month.
With Netflix, Hulu, Disney+, and all the other streaming services, the amount of things to watch is endless! If you haven’t watched Tiger King yet, we suggest you start binging it now. It features Tampa’s own Big Cat Rescue! But if you already have finished it, then check out these local offerings!
The Tampa Theatre may be closed but they have curated a list of daily streaming recommendations that you can watch while you’re social distancing! Find their suggestions on their Facebook, Instagram, and/or Twitter!
The Dalí Museum invites you to explore, engage and be amazed through their digital experiences. They are offering a 360 tour of the Museum, Dreams of Dalí, a virtual reality experience, and multiple online-only exhibits, curated by the Museum Librarian.
Clearwater Marine Aquarium is closed but their team is still providing world-class care for Winter, Hope and all of the animals at the aquarium. You can catch all the animals on Clearwater Marine Aquarium’s 24/7 webcams as well as FB Live each day on their Facebook Channel.
Want more local things to look at?
Read all about them in our Virtual Experiences in Tampa Bay Blog.
Did you know how many talented musicians we have in Tampa Bay? A LOT. If the songs on your playlist are getting old, grace your ears with these local artists:
Local businesses have come up with take-home crafts that will get your creative juices flowing! These DIY projects may just be the solution to your quarantine sanity.
AR Workshop Tampa Take & Make DIY Kit
Turn your “bored” into “boards!” Register for AR Workshop’s DIY-AT-HOME Kits on their website and get ready to make a beautiful home decor piece! Kits include all materials such as stencils, wood, a stain color, paint choices, brushes, and instructions.
Cactus Moon Beam $35 DIY Succulent Garden Kits
All materials, plants and detailed care instructions included. FREE porch delivery in Tampa with the purchase of 2 or more kits. Local orders can DM @cactusmoonbeam on Instagram or find CactusMoonBeam on Etsy for shipped kits!
Curbside Clay and Pottery Painting To-Go
The Ceramic Garden is offering three types of clay to work with from home! They also have ready to go ceramic pieces for painting, including mugs, plates, and bowls.
We recommend reading something written by a Tampa Bay author!
Mirage: Florida and the Vanishing Water of the Eastern U.S.
Hold My Paw
Local Meal Kits and Groceries
Work on your cooking skills and become the best amateur chef there is! Local restaurants are making it easy and offering their own cooking kits.
It’s no secret that the Coronavirus is affecting everyone in some fashion, and some more than others. In these times, giving back to the community is so important! Here are 4 ways you can help from home:
- Partake in a Virtual Festival that gives back to businesses and the community like Shop Local for Good and Good Deeds Day Challenge!
- Tip a local service industry worker at random online.
- Donate to an organization, such as Feeding Tampa Bay and End68, who are helping families facing food insecurity.
- Foster or adopt a furry friend!