Posted on 20 Apr, 2020
Looking for some new ideas to get you moving in the great outdoors without going too far from home? When you live at Weston in Santee, there’s no shortage of ways to enjoy nature and stay active and healthy. Whether you are looking for new things to do inside with your family or an outdoor opportunity to enjoy the sunshine close to home, here are some fun ideas for you to try.
Watch a movie outside.
Enjoy a movie without having to leave home by creating your own backyard movie theater with a laptop, projector and screen. Don’t have a screen? No problem. Use a few thick white sheets instead. There’s nothing like watching a movie in the fresh air under the twinkle of stars. Pop some popcorn and let the show begin!
If your time under the stars piques your interest in stargazing, try more space exploration from your Weston living room. The San Diego Air & Space Museum’s video channel, SDASM TV, showcases stories of space exploration and flight history. Then set up a telescope in the backyard and test the family’s knowledge by naming the constellations or spotting satellites.
Life at Weston is all about living well – both indoors and out. With plenty of interior and exterior space to stay active, it’s easy to take advantage of the Live Well @ Home online collection of fitness videos, meditation exercises, calming workouts and other healthy living resources. Need a change in scenery? Find your Zen with some solo yoga in one of West Hills Park’s gazebos or open spaces.
Curl up with a book.
When it’s time to relax, check out the San Diego Public Library’s eLibrary of eBooks and eAudiobooks. And for healthy living inspiration, their online Health and Wellness Resource Center offers cardholders full-text medical journals, magazines, reference works and more. Or use the digital magazine library to uncover new recipes to test in your Weston gourmet kitchen.
Take a hike.
Nature is all around Weston, from the Santee Boulders to the trails connecting residents to Mission Trails Regional Park. And the future 5-acre park on Weston’s north end will serve as a gateway to the hillside nature trails beyond for hikers and bikers to discover. With 95 acres of protected open space within the community, there’s plenty of room to explore while keeping your distance.
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