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27 Things to do on Your Day Off

If you have some time off, the best thing you can do is go somewhere nice, fullstop.

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What to do on your day off? This is a question we all ask every week. The answer is getting harder these days. Rising fuel prices are keeping more people close to home on the weekends today. You work hard all week and the weekend is your time to relax and have fun.

Your local newspaper is a great place to find out what’s happening in your local area. Some activities for your day off will depend on your geographical area. Some places to find great things to do on the weekend are:


  • Local Newspaper
  • Local Radio
  • Local library bulletin boards

Some ideas for your weekend are:

  1. Rent a video: This is a very affordable activity that the whole family can enjoy.
  2. Movie Theatre: Take in a great motion picture at your local theatre. Affordable and will not take a great deal of fuel to get there.
  3. Garage Sales: One man’s garbage is another man’s treasure. This is an activity that can be great fun.
  4. Art Gallery: Visit your local art gallery.
  5. Museum: A visit to your local museum can be educational and fun at the same time.
  6. The drive in: Drive in movie theatres is becoming popular today. Pack up the family and take in a movie at the drive in.
  7. Tennis: Tennis is great fun and a good cardio work out as well.
  8. Jogging: We often do not have time to exercise during the week. A nice jog on the weekend will clear your mind.
  9. Hiking: A daytrip hiking can be very rewarding.
  10. Camping: Take the family on an overnight camping trip. Get one with nature.
  11. Swimming: The heat is rising as summer arrives. It is the perfect time to cool off in the local swimming hole.
  12. Softball: Get your friends together for a game of softball. Have fun and get some exercise.
  13. Dinner: The weekend is the perfect time to go out for that special dinner.
  14. Play: Take in a play.
  15. Sky diving: Get your heart pumping with this great sport.
  16. Sleep: The weekend is the time to catch up on some much needed sleep. Turn off the alarm clock and sleep late.
  17. Email: Spend some time catching up on your correspondence.
  18. Night out on the town: The weekend is time to let your hair down. Spruce up and head to your favorite club.
  19. Bike ride: Cycling is a good way to get some exercise. It is something the whole family can do together.
  20. Gardening: Gardening can be very relaxing. It is also rewarding to eat something you have grown.
  21. Read a good book: Relaxing with a good book is a great way to spend some time on the weekend.
  22. Game night: Get out the cards and board games and have some fun.
  23. Barbeque: Have some friends over and throw a steak on the barby.
  24. Massage: Take an hour and get a wonderful massage.
  25. Beach trip: Visit your local beach. Even if you do not live close to the ocean there is a beach near you. Many are unaware that there are beaches to visit on river banks near them.
  26. Go tubing: Just about everyone lives near a river in America. Get a tire tube and head to the river.
  27. Catch up on your television: Curl up on the couch and fire up the DVR. Catch up with your favorite TV shows.

These are just a few of the activities you can do on your day off. Whichever activity you choose, we hope you do it with someone you love.

11 Responses to “27 Things to do on Your Day Off”

  1. Amanda A Says:
    June 8th, 2008 at 2:44 pm

    He great blog! I found you on Zen habits off of the law of attraction post. A lot of these things are great for a day off… some of my favorites being

    having a nice dinner/going out to eat
    Riding bikes
    Watch Movies
    and BBQ’s

    But another favorite is taking long drives in the countryside

    I subscibed and im looking forward to other posts

  2. Robyn Says:
    June 9th, 2008 at 3:03 am

    I saw your post on Unclutterer, and I subscribed to your RSS feed.

    My favorite thing to do on my day off is take a walk through some neighborhood in my city that I haven’t explored before – especially if it has quirky/unique/historic homes. I like noting the dates stamped into the sidewalk, getting the vibe of the area, enjoying being a pedestrian . . .

  3. david Says:
    May 12th, 2010 at 5:51 am

    a fun thing to do is go down this list exactly and no mattter what happens you have to do what’s on the list next. have friends play along.

  4. Nicola Says:
    August 10th, 2010 at 1:09 am

    Would love to do most things on the list but even renting dvd is out of the question at the moment. Going to Explore Newcastle Quayside and take abstract Architectural photos and photos of graffiti. Will update my flickr. If interested have a look on Nicspicandmix.

  5. aisling Says:
    January 7th, 2011 at 5:28 pm

    these are terrible things to do. you could have said read a good book or something…..I HATE YOU! >:-(

  6. melody Says:
    February 15th, 2011 at 6:13 pm

    on a day out go to the swimming baths or lalax

  7. Bebe Says:
    March 14th, 2011 at 7:03 pm

    Go to a bookstore and sit,sip and read a good book… its so relaxing.

  8. Jason Says:
    April 4th, 2011 at 5:31 am

    I like to go on a forest walk and breath fresh air, if i am in the suberbs i find fresh food markets and walk around finding the best value and thinking how i can prepare it later on for tea. My experience has shown me that the free things are better, walk and breath and enjoy the time that you have while no one is bothering you with everyday work issues. The time its self is what i value. If i sit down i dont play with my mobile phone just to look busy, i like to just simply anjoy a clod or hot drink and think of the taste And sometimes i buy a plain bread roll for just 50 cents and enjoy the simple taste of it.

  9. lm Says:
    May 21st, 2011 at 10:50 am

    Sit at home and reflect on the hard week you have had at work and have a nice cup of tea. Read the local paper, watch the news and at about 10am have a shower. After shower have toast for breakfast, then go out mow the lawn, play with cats, wash dishes, sweep the floor then get ready and go for a small run (maybe like 1 or 2 miles max). Have lots to drink when you get back and sit and relax for 10 minutes. play footy manager for a bit, go for a drive at about 5:30pm, get back an hourlater and have some stew. Read a few pages of book, have a cup of tea, discuss the news headlines, watch tv, go to bed.
    Maybe not everybody’s cup of tea but sometimes on your day off it is nice to keep thing simple and have a nice relaxing day. When you waiting for payday its the perfect type of day to experience:)

    Right its 9:50 im going for my shower.

  10. ryan Says:
    June 8th, 2011 at 1:41 am

    These are just a few of the activities you can do on your day off. Whichever activity you choose, we hope you do it with someone you love.

    dont got anyone.. man thast kills

  11. ryan Says:
    June 8th, 2011 at 1:42 am

    These are just a few of the activities you can do on your day off. Whichever activity you choose, we hope you do it with someone you love.

    thats what i would like but ive been to isolated from the world

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