60 Indoor Activities for Adults That Are Perfect for Those Rainy Days
So the forecast doesn’t favor outdoor plans, and your social life isn’t exactly poppin’ right now because, well, pandemic life. Don’t despair—just pick from our diverse list of indoor activities for adults and you’ll be able to keep boredom at bay for hours on end.
1. Take a Virtual Cooking Class
Then test out your newfound skills with some good tunes and a glass of wine to keep you company.
2. Learn a New Language
Prepare yourself for that vacation to Europe you’ve been dreaming of by finally enrolling in an online course. It’s not even as hard as you think (depending on the language, that is).
3. Get Into Online Gaming
Responsibly, of course.
4. Enjoy a Virtual Dance Class
Go on and cut a rug.
5. Read a Book
You can’t go wrong with one of these.
6. Look Over Old Photos
Hey, you always said you wanted to make a scrapbook.
7. Listen to Music
When was the last time you gave your favorite tunes the undivided attention they deserve?
If you haven’t mastered this relaxing hobby, a virtual class is a good place to start.
9. Do Yoga
Namaste your boredom away.
Did you know that there are seven different types of meditation? Meaning you’re sure to find one that’s right for you.
Admit it—there’s at least one filthy corner of your apartment or home, you’ve been avoiding for far too long.
12. Start a Blog
Because you have stuff to say and no one to talk to.
13. Listen to a podcast
Here are 11 great ones to get you started.
Unleash your inner Whitney. (Psst: Here are 65 easy karaoke songs to get the party started.)
15. Start a Puzzle
Challenge yourself to complete a 1,000 piece jigsaw—you can do it!
16. Give Yourself a Facial
And since you’ve got time on your hands, we suggest you skip Sephora and opt for a DIY face mask instead.
17. Take a Bath
Complete with bubbles, music and a glass of wine, of course.
18. Have an Indoor Picnic
Yep, it’s a thing—and we have a few ideas for how to make it a success.
19. Tackle a DIY Project
Check out this roundup for inspo; then, roll up your sleeves and get started.
20. Have a Movie Night
It’s supposed to make you happier, after all. (Or maybe not.)
22. Make Hot Chocolate
There’s a whole world beyond Swiss Miss, friends, and you can find your new favorite recipe here.
23. Bake Something Delicious
Shoot for the moon and you’ll land…star baker status. From cookies and cupcakes to pies and pastries, here are 70 fun things to bake when you’re bored and craving something sweet.
24. Start a Collaborative Playlist
Make listening to music a social activity by building a collaborative playlist with your besties.
25. Reconnect with Old Friends
Hint: Facebook is good for more than mindless scrolling.
26. Give Yourself a Mani-Pedi
27. Pleasure Yourself
You know what to do. (And in case you need some help, we’ve got the best sex toys to lend a helping hand.)
28. Try a Virtual Escape Room
Aka the intersection of irony and fun. Here are six to get you started.
29. Play Trivia
Test your general knowledge with an online game.
30. Make Lego Art
Tap into and then one-up your inner child by making a Lego art masterpiece.
31. Watch a Documentary
When rom-coms start getting under your skin, make movie night a learning opportunity instead.
32. Learn an Instrument
You always wanted to play the trumpet.
33. Organize Your Closet
There’s a little Marie Kondo in everyone.
34. Write a Letter
The time to stop being a bad grandchild is now.
Start small (like drawing a star) and work your way up to masterpiece status.
36. Take a Virtual Museum Tour
From Chicago to Berlin, here are 10 must-see museums that you can tour online.
37. Send a Care Package
We’ve got creative care package ideas for family, friends and even Fido.
38. Play Board Games
Don’t even consider Monopoly, though—there are far better board games for adults.
39. Start a Scrapbook
Do the work now and you’ll reap the rewards for years to come.
40. Plan Your Next Vacation
Because you deserve a break.
41. Try Painting
A virtual painting class includes complementary relaxation.
42. Watch (and Learn) Magic
Yep, there’s a virtual experience for that, too.
43. Take a test to learn more about yourself
DNA, personality, IQ…you’ve got options.
With a quality telescope you can see the night sky up close from the comfort of your favorite chair.
45. Truth or dare
Tap your S.O. or play it on the phone with a friend.
46. Make a Time Capsule
Remember these from your middle school days?
47. Binge a TV Show
Return to an old favorite or start something new.
48. Work On a Coloring Book
49. Take a Virtual Mixology Class
This skill will come in handy when you’re hosting a dinner party and when you’re binge-watching Mad Men all by your lonesome.
50. Do Your Taxes
Hey, you might as well do something productive.
51. Play Cards
Think beyond Solitaire with these fun adult card games.
52. Become a Virtual Volunteer
Make your downtime more meaningful with one of these virtual volunteer opportunities.
53. Make a Parody of a Song
Then stream it on YouTube to be so you can be the next Weird Al.
54. Craft Something
Arts and crafts aren’t just for kids—just take a peek at these Pinterest-worthy projects, if you don’t believe us.
55. Start a Workout Routine
Your New Year’s resolution depends on it.
56. Redecorate Your Home
We have it on good authority that merely moving stuff around can work wonders on anyone trapped in a state of inertia. (Yep, that means redecorating doesn’t have to cost a dime.)
57. Watch a Comedy Show
Not into the idea of recording your own silliness? No problem—just tune into a virtual comedy show or streamable stand-up special and let the laughs come to you.
Everyone’s good at something—why not pass on your know-how whilst putting money in the bank by becoming a virtual tutor?
59. Order Takeout
We probably don’t need to tell you that scarfing down take-out on the couch is an activity unto itself. Our suggestion: Mix things up by straying from familiar territory in favor of some new international fare.