As we continue to adapt to the current public health pandemic, finding things to do poses a new kind of challenge. While our agendas may be a bit emptier in the coming weeks and months, we’re sharing opportunities to stay connected to the community around us while we spend more time physically apart. Check out the five best things to do in San Antonio to cultivate kindness and positivity this weekend.
Thursday, March 19
Drop into a livestream Mobile Om yoga class
Just because you can’t make it to the gym, doesn’t mean you can’t take advantage of a solid workout from your living room or backyard patio. Local yoga brand Mobile Om is offering a series of live workout events on their Facebook page. Tune into free daily class offerings and enjoy an active break from the work from home monotony.
Adopt or foster from San Antonio Pets Alive!
Fight off the boredom by bringing a furry-friend or new family member home for an extended stay. San Antonio Pets Alive! is making the adoption and foster processes easier in an effort to ensure all animals have a place to call home during this challenging time. Those interested in adding a four-legged companion to their households are encouraged to reach out to the SAPA! team online immediately.
Friday, March 20
Visit a nearby state park
Though it did announce closures to visitor's centers and stores on March 18, Texas state parks are largely still open and provide the perfect cabin fever cure. Practice social distancing all while enjoying Texas scenery. State parks are stocked with soap or hand sanitizer and have increased cleaning standards in restrooms and public areas, so make a trip to a nearby state park and spend time with the entire family al fresco. Check here for updates before heading out.
Saturday, March 21
Order to-go from a San Antonio restaurant
In the wake of the global pandemic, Culinaria is revamping the city’s annual restaurant weeks to accommodate the mandatory to-go and take-out policy. Participating restaurants will serve a range of lunch and dinner menu options and will also be accepting donations throughout the ongoing series. If you’re looking to spread a little kindness while stimulating the local economy, be sure to leave a tip at the take-out window. Restaurant Weeks To-Go will run indefinitely. Visit the Emergncy Relief Fund website for a comprehensive list of participating restaurants.
Sunday, March 22
Donate or volunteer at the San Antonio Food Bank
Help keep locals from experiencing hunger by participating in the San Antonio Food Bank COVID-19 Relief Campaign. The food bank is looking for volunteers to help distribute meals to seniors, staff mobile pantries, and more. Interested locals can browse available volunteer opportunities on the SAFB website. If you’ve gotten comfortable sheltering in-place, log onto the SAFB website and make a donation to support the relief efforts and look forward to some good karma coming your way.