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Things to Do in Jacksonville Weekend Guide

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Hey Jacksonville! We hope everyone is hanging in there and not getting too stir-crazy during this time. We’re here to help and have gathered a list of things to do while practicing social distancing. From productive, entertaining, self-care, family oriented, how you can support local businesses and so much more!

Please reach out if you have any creative ideas that we can add to this list via Facebook or Instagram @StuffToDoInJacksonville! We’d love to add them!

Things to do for your health!

  • Get outside & get some fresh air!
  • Live stream a fitness class!
    • Yoga, boxing – whatever you’re looking for, there’s something for everyone!
  • Pure Barre in Riverside is offering online classes!
  • Learn new cooking recipes
    • During your down time look up some new healthy recipes!
  • Wash your hands often – 20 seconds with soap!
  • Create a schedule
    • Working from home can make it easy to lose your regular schedule, so be sure to write down a schedule for the day and stick to it. Be sure to get lots of sleep!
  • S T R E T C H
  • Meditate
    • There’s a ton of great apps with smoothing sounds for meditating
  • Black Cat Yoga is offering $5 virtual yoga classes!
  • CycleBar has virtual classes!

Things to do outside!

  • Explore nature around the city!
    • There are tons of hiking trails around the city where you can bike ride, walk, bring your dogs & more! CLICK HERE
    • We recommend the Jacksonville Baldwin Rail Trail! 
  • Wash your car
  • Take a moment to use this time for gardening or to revive plants that have maybe died from the winter
  • Yard work
    • Okay this one might not sound so fun, but the yard needs some loving too!
  • Layout in your yard & get some sun!
  • Plan a picnic
  • Stargaze
  • Draw with chalk in the driveway

Things to do while sitting at home!

  • Catch up on your favorite book
  • Painting with a Twist has take home kits!
  • Pinspiration Jacksonville is also offering take-home craft kits!
  • Netflix, Hulu, HBO…
    • Netflix now has watch parties  here you can all watch the same movie at the same time from different homes!
    • Kalie’s Choice: Ozark
    • Cali’s Choice: Game of Thrones
    • Kayla’s Choice: Vampire Diarie’s 
  • Playing board games, video games, cards , puzzles…
  • Listen to the Jacksonville Symphony!
  • Organize your files on your computer
    • It may not sound like the most exciting thing in the world, but hey we know we’ve all been putting it off…
  • Work from home- if possible!
    • Set up a little area that’s just for working and creative thinking- we recommend plants, candles & a snack near by…
  • Arts & Crafts
  • Reconnect with friends & family
    • FaceTime, call or write a letter to stay connected! I’m sure they’ll love hearing from you!
  • Live stream a Broadway Show!
    • It will ask for a subscription, but not to worry because there’s a 7 day free trial!
    • You can find more broadway shows and plays here!
  • Take a virtual tour of national parks!
  • Art making at home with the Cummer Museum!
    • Museum Educators over at the museum have put together an extensive list of ideas to bring galleries and gardens into your home!
  • Woodcrafting at home!
    • Build something like a new sign for the doors & go grab supplies to build!
  • Head over to YouTube for all kinds of exporing!
  • Learn to play an instrument

Make sure to check out our blog about how to support local businesses in Jacksonville during this time! Here are few other suggestions below: 

  • Purchase gift cards 
  • Order takeout/online/curbside pickup
    • Services like GrubHub, Uber Eats, & Door Dash are great ways for delivery!
  • Write a review
    • Think of a time when they did amazing & share that story!
  • Shop online or via their social pages!
  • Give them a follow on their social pages!
  • Share their updates on your social pages
  • Make donations for their staff & company
    • A lot of businesses are setting up Venmo accounts for donations!
  • Leave them a thank you on their feed!
  • See if local studios are offering online classes
    • A lot of businesses are live streaming their classes through Zoom, which is completely free to use 

Things to do with your kids!

Things to do with your pets!

  • Teach them a new trick
  • Go on a walk or hike with them
    • Here’s a list of the best hiking spots in Jacksonville!
  • Pet Paradise Resort is offering boarding, day camp & grooming for your pups!
    • Starting on 3/23, they will extend a 50% discount on boarding & day camp services for all healthcare workers. To help all pet owners during this time, they are also offering 30% off all boarding rates, $30 off a weekly day camp pass & $20 day camp on Wednesdays. Offers end 4/22.
  • Visit a spacious dog park
    • Dogwood Park is open & don’t worry it’s on tons of acres & super spacious!
    • Brewhound Dog Park + Bar is now offering Doggie Recess where you can drop your dog off for 1-3 hours for playtime!
    • Kanine Social – the park, taproom & daycare/boarding services are still available!
  • Turn the outdoor hose or sprinklers on
    • It’s warming up in Jacksonville, so let them play in the water to cool down!
  • Dress them up
    • Stock up on some Instagram-worthy photos!
  • Let them FaceTime their furry friends
    • They want to see their friends too!
  • Make homemade dog treats!

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Kalie Krumel

Kalie Krumel

Kalie is a City Manager for UNATION and author for the Stuff to Do in Jacksonville blog. For more insight on the best events and things to do in the Jacksonville area, download the UNATION app and follow @StufftoDoinJacksonville on Instagramand Facebook..

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