If you plan on spending your summer in your city, there are still plenty of activities you can do to make the best of it. With schedules clashing, it can be hard to plan a day to spend with friends, but that doesn’t mean you should spend the day at home. You can spend the day with yourself and have fun doing it. With this list of solo date ideas I have compiled, from most pricey to least, you can fit solo dates into your schedule this summer.
Sometimes friends do not share the same music preferences, and if one of your favorite artists is touring this summer and no one will agree to go with you, why not go alone? For those who are introverts, going to concerts alone might seem frightening at first, but, it can be an amazing experience. If you are a music lover, listening to live music is one of the best feelings in the world. Going alone gives you a reason to sing your heart out because, in the end, you will never see the people around you ever again. Smaller venues are more intimate, and most times the crowds are friendly and will even offer to take pictures for you if they see you attending solo. If you plan on going to a stadium show, it can be overwhelming, but once the show starts all your problems fade away.
For those who are art lovers, there is nothing more fun than visiting exhibits. Sometimes schedules don’t align, or others don’t share the same love for art, which is why going to a museum alone is a fun activity to do this summer. This also allows you to take your time through exhibits at local museums and taking in pieces you admire the most. If you plan ahead, you can partake in activities some museums offer and even visit the gift shop and buy something to remember the day. You can even make a playlist before you head over and listen to it while you walk around and take pictures of your favorite works.
Summer is full of many new film releases and if you have a day to yourself, you can even attend more than one screening and make a day of it. You can watch a screening around noon, have lunch, then attend a second screening in the late afternoon and treat yourself to dinner after. Whether you decide on a pricier theatre or not, it is still fun to spend the day watching movies outside and not at home. If you attend a screening on a weekday, it will be more comfortable since most people are working and theatres are close to empty.
Coffee shops are getting more popular these days and since it’s summer there are shops that offer seasonal drinks. Taking yourself to a café that has space to sit and lounge around is a great way to spend the day outside of the house. If you feel like doing something productive you can even take your computer with you and get work done or even watch movies or shows. You can even be bolder and go café hopping and trying unique drinks only certain coffee shops offer. It can be pricey, but you don’t have to buy an expensive drink to have a good time. The atmosphere in cafes is also comfortable and cozy, and some even have windows that let the sunshine in. Again, going on a weekday will save you from the traffic and long lines that happen on weekends.
Going to the beach is a perfect summer activity. You can do so much without having to spend money and no matter the time, the view is always amazing. If you’re a morning person, you can make it on time for the sunrise and go on a run or a swim. There are also cafés open at some locations where you can go have breakfast. If you plan on going in the afternoon, it can start getting a little crowded, but you can still do activities like bike riding, running, swimming and even surfing. Making yourself a picnic lunch would save you money from the pricey restaurants around. Spending the day at the beach can be refreshing and you can leave after seeing the pretty sunset.