• Amanda Nishi

50 Things To Do At Home in Colorado in 2020

Due to the unprecedented effects of COVID-19, we're all searching for a little fun here in Colorado, even if that means staying home.

303 Magazine has come up with a great list of activities that don't require going out! Stay home, stay safe!

Watch a local live stream concert

Donate to a local charity

Make an at-home cocktail with recipes from local bartenders

Tip a Denver bartender while imbibing on cocktails at home

Take this virtual street art tour of Colorado

Buy a round of drinks for your friends from a local restaurant or bar via delivery

Take an online writing class with Lighthouse writers

Send a curated gift box to your friends or family from a Denver start-up

Do an escape room in a box designed by a Colorado escape room company

Relieve stress and print a new coloring page to do every day, designed by Boulder-based artist Debbie Clapper

Work out at home with a free Core Power online yoga class or join a local yoga studio for online or live-streamed classes like at Kindness Yoga or The River.

Buy a box of organic wine from the Denver start-up Wander+Ivy with a social distancing discount

Check out online collections of local museums like the Denver Art Museum, Clyfford Still Museum or take an online tour of the Kirkland Museum 

Reach out to your favorite local artist and have an original piece of work commissioned for your home (here are some ideas, scroll towards the middle)

Buy a gift certificate from restaurants you would normally eat out at to use at a future time

Order take out or curbside pick-up from one of the 250+ restaurants that are still offering those services

Watch some digital art and support digital artists through Denver Digerati’s online streaming platform Supernova Video

Learn how to draw via online videos from an all-female owned tattoo shop in Colorado

Take a science lesson from the Denver Museum of Nature & Science at home

Start a bird watching journal and learn more about Colorado’s birds

Plant seeds and start a garden, with helpful tips from this almanac

Take a virtual photo tour of Denver during COVID-19

Make (or buy) an ultra-cozy blanket and other goods from Denver’s Broadwick Fibers

Foster a dog or cat from your local animal shelter

Live stream a film at home that would have been shown at the Sie Film Center

Listen in on one of these essential Denver podcasts

Listen to one of these creepy true crime podcasts that take place in Colorado

Follow the Colorado Brewers Guild beer-to-go map

Submit an inspiring thought or image via the Dream Yurt Project on Instagram

Participate in a virtual happy hour with a local bar or cafe like Denver Beer Co. or Postino

Join a local group or collective

Take an online stand-up or improv class via Denver’s Voodoo Comedy

 Buy a paint and plant kit from Denver’s Green Lady Gardens.

Support a local bookstore with online delivery

 Read an e-book from the Denver Public library (bonus points if you read a book by a local author)

Join Denver Public Library’s online book club — Big Library Read.

Support local music and buy a copy of our 303 Music Vol. 3 — an all local vinyl that also supports Denver’s Youth on Record.

Take an online dance class with studios like Tease

Take a lesson in music, cooking or yoga from talented people like The Disco Biscuits or check Melissa Harrison on the new platform called Live Lesson Masters

Tune into virtual tarot reading sessions with local performance artist Amber Blais

Subscribe to Colorado’s Coffee Club and be your own barista

Rather than panic shopping for frozen food, purchase meat from a local butcher or produce from a local farm

Send your loved ones a card from a local designer like Craft Boner

Spend a day at one of these secret Denver parks, as long as you don’t get too close to anyone else and follow the current stay-at-home rules

Contribute money, blood or volunteer your time through the Help Colorado Now program

Try an online coding workshop created by the Turing School

Compete in a virtual 5k or 10k run with Denver Parks & Recreation

Make your own macrame wall hanging with this virtual class taught by Denver-based Likewoah Handmade

Watch the Colorado Symphony’s video of 49 of their musicians playing Beethoven’s “Ode to Joy” virtually

Wash your hands and stay healthy.

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