People are trying to do more outside-of-home entertainment after being forced to isolate themselves socially. There has been a marked rise in the need for social interaction and all tours and activities. This is a brief expose of the latest trends in hobbies and activities that serve to get us out more.
Museums and city tours
There was a time in our recent past when the virtual tour was all the rage, and people were forced to see the world and even the attractions and activities on their doorstep or cities in virtual tours and shows. There has been a massive shift in approach, and people now want to see things in the flesh and in person. The trend has been to start locally and see local exhibitions, museums, and historical sites or go on your local city tour. There has been an upsurge in online comments and reports of how much there is on our doorsteps that we didn’t know about. Make a regular plan and look to see all the local attractions, and then go a little further each time.
Themed days out
Whether it’s an aquarium or a space adventure centre, the themed day out has become a top trending way to spend time with friends and family. There are some great experiences to be had that will suit all tastes and ages. The space theme is a great example; from Nasa to The Space Foundation, they all have educational centres and open days. Regarding the latter, you will need to know the discovery center hours and plan for a time that you think isn’t too busy; then, you will be in for a treat. They are widely popular activities, and although they also have virtual tours, it’s worth a visit if you have the time and can get there.
Short clip production
The production of movies and short video clips of your activities or specific activities for social media has become one of the top trending hobbies of our time. With so many people worldwide using social media, it has become one of the most incredible places to share media, and short clips are a form of media that anyone can create and share with a modern smartphone and internet connection. To say it has become a hobby or the basis of a day out is perhaps a little far-fetched. Still, you’d be surprised at how many people go on an outing with the specific intention of posting their interactions and activities. It’s the main reason for the adventure or the day out itself. Making short-form videos, posting on social media, and sharing on social forums must be recognized as a trending pastime or activity.
Planned on social media and then actioned on specific days, the local environmental clean-up or greening project has become one of the fastest-growing trends of activities or hobbies. It’s a great way to make a difference in your local area and can be a way to meet like-minded people and make friends. Most cities and even suburbs will have some form of environmental action group you can join or volunteer with whenever the desire or need arises to do your bit for the planet.
The return of the summer outdoor music festival has been one of the most reported and discussed aspects of the world after Covid and social distancing. It is essential to book well in advance and ensure that you have thought through all the logistics and travel to make a music festival fun. The most notable trend in this area has been the family-based music festival, and participants or attendees are getting younger, yet accompanied by parents and older friends and family. Music or folk festivals have become an excellent way for families to spend time together and will always be one of the best days out.
The world as we know it may have changed drastically, and there may be more talk of the metaverse and all that it heralds as a whole new way of life. However, there are still those activities and hobbies that we as a society are engaging in that require us to get out and brave the great outdoors and each other. Enjoy these!