5 Fun Things to Do in Your Free Time

Yosemite National Park. – Courtesy photo by King of Hearts / (CC-BY-SA-3.0)

If you’re tired of throwing yourself on the sofa and watching mind-numbing TV series every evening or on your day off from work, you might be eager to spend your time more productively.

If you want to find a new interest, embrace a new hobby or spend more quality time with your friends, family or another half, you should check out the below five fun things to do in your spare time.

1. Enjoy a Spot of Hiking

Rather than sitting between four walls on your day off from work, you should enjoy a spot of hiking alone or with your nearest and dearest. Both state and national parks tend to provide low admission fees, so you can spend a fun day in the outdoors to get your body moving and your heart pumping.

It doesn’t matter if you are an adventure enthusiast or want to embrace the outdoors; there will be a hiking trail to complement your activity level at a national or state park. You also should have your camera at the ready to take a snap of the stunning views that await you.

If you have many vacation days built up, you could even jump into a car to enjoy a fun road trip to a beautiful state or national park, such as:

  • Yellowstone National Park – Wyoming, Montana and Idaho.
  • Yosemite National Park – California.
  • Zion National Park – Utah.
  • Grand Teton National Park – Wyoming.
  • Prairie Creek Redwoods State Park – California.

Breathing in the fresh air, exercising your legs and absorbing exquisite surroundings will make you feel fit and healthy while helping you to develop an optimistic attitude.

2. Go to a Glamorous Casino

It is time to pull out your glad rags, grab your other half or friends, and visit a luxury casino near you. You could spend many hours trying your luck at the tables or playing on various slot machines, which could lead to you walking away with more money in your pocket.

If, however, you don’t have the time to visit a casino due to a demanding working or home life, you could always enjoy a break from your to-do list by playing casino fun games on a mobile device.

You also don’t need to be a high roller to have fun at a casino, as you could spend as much or as little money as you like at a table or on a slot machine. So, have a set budget in mind that you’re willing to lose before you enter, which will ensure you will have fun and don’t return home disappointed.

3. Visit Historical Landmarks in Your City

While the likes of Rome, Paris, and London are full to the brim with exciting landmarks, you don’t need to leave your hometown to immerse yourself in intriguing history. It is likely your city or town is full of historical landmarks, exciting museums, and notable attractions which are worth exploring during your free time. You could be driving past them every day without grasping their significance. So, grab your friends and explore your neighborhood to gain a greater appreciation of your hometown.

Books, anyone? – Courtesy photo by N/A / (CC0 1.0)

4. Read a Good Book

Reading can be a great way to spend your free time. It will not only allow you to immerse yourself into another world, but it can also improve your writing skills, lower your stress levels, boost your knowledge, and expand your vocabulary.

Don’t make the mistake of believing you don’t enjoy reading, as there are books and genres to suit every taste, so you should pick up different novels, non-fiction books, and autobiographies to find a title that complements your personality. For example, you could fall in love with a literary classic, such as “To Kill a Mockingbird” or “The Catcher in the Rye,” or you could become absorbed in a great modern novel, such as “The Book Thief” or “The Nightingale.”

It is the perfect activity to enjoy during a rainy day indoors or when immersing yourself in a hot, relaxing bath. It can help the hours to quickly pass you by while relaxing your mind and boosting your knowledge.

5. Go to a Concert with Your Loved Ones

If every evening is blending into one, you should do something out of the ordinary to break up the monotony. If you want to spend an evening dancing and singing in a superb atmosphere, you should book tickets to an upcoming concert near you.

For example, you could review the event calendar at a local venue, so you can secure tickets to a show by a famous singer or band. It will allow you to view your favorite artist in action while spending quality time with your other half, friends, or family members. However, you would be smart to book tickets to a concert as soon as they go on sale to avoid disappointment.


Rather than spending another evening in front of the TV after work or allowing a day off to go to waste, you should look for fun ways to spend your time both inside and outside your home. It is, therefore, worthwhile bearing the above ideas in mind when you are at a loose end, as it could help you to relax your mind and body or create beautiful memories with your nearest and dearest.

September 30, 2019

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