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Online Activities That Will Feel Like You’re Not Stuck At Home

Online Activities That Will Feel Like You’re Not Stuck At Home

Check out these online experience ideas that are sure to be a blast! Even though many travel restrictions are still in place, you can explore other parts of the world virtually through online experiences. These are also great date night ideas that are sure to impress!

Virtual Ideas for Explorers

Airbnb Online Experiences

This one is for you, travel bugs!

Airbnb offers more than just property rentals – it offers a unique collection of affordable online experiences that you can do from home. Experiences are offered by hosts from all over the world from places such as Japan, Italy, and Mexico. For approximately 90 minutes, you can feel like you’ve been transported to another part of the world!

Some popular options include:

You can do anything from making pasta with an Italian chef, working out with an Olympian to diving under the sea with sharks! With over 700 experiences to choose from, you’re sure to find one you’ll enjoy.

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Virtual Museum Tours

Explore museums from the comfort of your own home. Famous museums in cities like London, Paris, and Seoul are offering virtual access to cultural exhibits. Explore collections of artifacts, paintings, and manuscripts from rich cultures around the world!

Virtual Ideas for Gamers

Online Escape Rooms

Work together as a team to find clues, solve word puzzles and decipher riddles to “escape” the room. Each game starts with a riveting back story to pull you in and explain the dire situation that has led you to being trapped in a room. With only 60 minutes to “escape,” it’s sure to get your adrenaline running.

There are plenty of fun free virtual escape rooms to check out. It’s also a great place to start if you’re new to online escape rooms. It can give you a general idea of what types of puzzles are involved, how to manage time in the room and things to look for.

Most other escape rooms cost approximately $30 per player. While meeting new people in escape rooms can be fun, it can be an even better great bonding experience when you book a private room for you and your friends. Many offer private group bookings that can average closer to $10 a player when booking for larger groups with around 8 people. For parties, you can choose to book a private room just for your group.

If you’re looking for an online escape room that offers something a little more robust, there are many great options! I highly recommend Mystery Escape Room.

DIY Game Night


This online scattergories generator is perfect for your next Zoom party. Share your screen, and you’re ready to go. The generator puts up a letter, a list of categories, and a timer. You and your friends each have 120 seconds to come up with a word that starts with the designated letter in that category. When the time is up, everyone shares their answers. You can play as many rounds as you like by clicking the re-roll button. If you want to up the stakes, you can customize the game by lowering the allotted time to answer and increasing the number of categories. For more game night ideas, check out these 10 FREE game ideas for an epic night of competition.

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Virtual Party Ideas for Artists

Sip + Paint Night

BYO favorite beverage and friends together for a paint night. Each person paints the same picture together leaving all with a matching work of art to commemorate the night. Many virtual paint party companies offer packages to ship each person paint materials or you can bring your own.

Woman holding a paint brush towards her dog's nose