Great Outdoor Activity Plans While City Traveling

Central Park, New York. Photo by Hector Argüello Canals on Unsplash

2020 has been a strange and difficult year for traveling as the COVID-19 pandemic has made it harder to leave home and find fun and safe activities to do while on vacation.

Recent research has shown that outdoor activities, when combined with wearing a mask while in close proximity to others, is a low-risk way to have fun while this pandemic continues.

With that in mind, here are three great things you can do while exploring a new city that are outside and have minimal risk.


Zoos are a great activity for the whole family at any time, but this outdoor attraction is especially great in 2020. Seeing majestic animals in an outdoor setting with your loved ones is a fantastic and safe way to spend a morning or afternoon.

Botanical Gardens

Another great option during the ongoing pandemic is a visit to a city’s botanical garden. Most cities that are visited by tourists will have at least one to check out where you’ll be able to see impressive collections of both native and exotic flora.

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Urban Parks

One of the revolutions of the past couple of decades has been the introduction of urban parks in many cities around the globe. Oases of green in built-up environments can be the perfect, safe place to escape the hustle and bustle that surrounds you while visiting a city.