10+ Socially Distanced Summer Activities in Lakewood
Summertime in Lakewood, Colorado has a lot to offer: stunning landscapes, fresh mountain air, and ample sunshine. It doesn’t get any better than that. However, most of us have had to put summer plans on hiatus because of the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.
Despite canceled vacations, family get-togethers, and rescheduled celebrations, there are still so many things to do and places to explore in Lakewood. Best of all, there’s plenty you can do in the area while staying socially distanced. To help you enjoy the season, we’re sharing over 10 socially distanced summer activities you can enjoy right here in Lakewood.
Ideas for Socially Distant Activities in Lakewood, Colorado
Get to know the Lakewood neighborhoods
Whether you have lived in Lakewood for years or you are settling into your brand new home, your own backyard is full of things to explore. Grab your mask and go for a walk, or bike around nearby neighborhoods and districts. Create a bucket list of local shops, restaurants, and businesses to support and places you want to visit when we are all able to go back to a ‘new’ normal. Becoming refamiliarized with Lakewood will make you appreciate its beauty and comfort that much more.
Discover nearby parks
Lakewood is known for its numerous beautiful parks and proximity to many of Colorado’s natural wonders. Grab your bike or hop in the car to find a nice open space, where you can:
- Have a picnic
- Enjoy the sun on the water
- Practice yoga
- Relax in a hammock
- Go horseback riding
- Pitch a tent
- And so much more!
Check out this full list of parks in Lakewood, CO to see the endless possibilities.
Feast on authentic cuisine
It’s no secret that Colorado has some of the best Mexican food north of the border. But did you know that Lakewood is also home to some of the state’s most authentic Indian, African, Thai, and Vietnamese restaurants? While we can’t travel internationally, at least we can eat like international travelers. Plus, eating local is a great way to support the local economy. Can’t decide on one country? Check out Edgewater Public Market, where you can “travel” to Ethiopia, Greece, Venezuela, or Portugal all in one afternoon.
Plan a staycation
Speaking of not traveling internationally, many of us are turning to staycations to scratch our travel itches. With nearly 45 square miles of land to explore, Lakewood, Colorado has plenty of options for staycationer.
Lakewood is home to dozens of hotels (including the Dinosaur Hotel!). But if you’ve got a big group or aren’t comfortable in a hotel, consider other options like renting an Airbnb or VRBO. You can even pack some tents for camping and forego an indoor place altogether! Many of Colorado’s best campgrounds are now open for the summer. No matter where you choose to stay, be sure to check your destination’s COVID-19 policies carefully.
Go biking and hiking
Tap into your more adventurous side by going for an off-road bike ride or hike! Just like its many parks, Lakewood, CO has an impressive amount of trails and mountains with ample space to explore safely. The best part? It comes with incredible views!
Take up new hobbies
While our canceled summer plans are disappointing, you can use the extra time to your advantage. Take on some new hobbies or achieve goals you may have been putting off for a while. You can channel your energy into new activities you can enjoy in Lakewood (or anywhere, really):
- Plant a garden
- Read on the patio
- Learn to cook new things
- Take an online class
- Complete a DIY project
- And much more!
The possibilities are virtually endless, allowing you to get as creative as you want and have fun with it!
Live forward in Lakewood, CO
We may not know when the world will return to “normal”, but we do know one thing for sure: You can still soak up the summer in Lakewood while staying safe. When you’re ready to find a permanent home here, West Line Village is the perfect place to live forward. Schedule a virtual tour or a socially distanced appointment to see for yourself!