40 activities to do alone


Summer is in full swing and with busy schedules it can be hard to get friends and family together. Or all your relationships are long distance so get togethers are out of the question. Maybe you’re in a season of life where you just want to be by yourself. Either way here’s a quick list of things you can do alone this summer or any time of year. My personal favorites are numbers 1, 3, 5, 17, 31, and 39.

  1. go to the movies

  2. visit an art gallery

  3. eat at a favorite restaurant or visit a new one

  4. go for a walk

  5. go for a hike

  6. play video games

  7. read a book

  8. have a picnic in the park

  9. visit a botanical garden

  10. bake or cook something yummy

  11. go on a photo walk

  12. journal

  13. have a movie or TV marathon

  14. go on a day trip

  15. go on a road trip

  16. start an art project

  17. create a vlog, just for yourself

  18. take an online course

  19. sign up for a class

  20. learn a new skill


21. level up an old skill

22. visit a state park

23. visit an aquarium or zoo

24. organize part of your home

25. give yourself a facial

26. give yourself a manicure and/or pedicure

27. attend a meetup group

28. visit your local library

29. book a solo vacation

30. go on a nature walk

31. book a hotel or Airbnb

32. do a social media cleanse

33. create a confidence boosting playlist

34. go to the beach, lake, or river

35. experiment with new hairstyles

36.create goals for the rest of the year

37. attend a workout class

38. act like a tourist in your city for the day

39. start a new personal project

40. reflect on how far you’ve come

What would you add to the list?