We're sure you're all aware of the social distancing measures and moratorium on dining and entertainment venues taken by state and federal governments to fight the COVID-19 pandemic. We would like to encourage everyone to follow CDC and government guidelines, stay home, stay safe, and try to enjoy some quality time with your families.

Top 8 things to do from home in Seattle during a pandemic:

  1. Re-watch your favorite movies or TV series
  2. Check out the world’s best museums
  3. Learn something new
  4. Explore the world
  5. Support local businesses
  6. Have a Netflix and chill party
  7. Check out music concerts
  8. Find an online workout

When it's safe to travel again, we hope you'll consider a trip to Seattle Southside to experience the best of what this area has to offer. For now, stay home, stay safe, and stay inspired!

 

Re-watch your favorite movies or TV series

Now’s a great time to relive out that blast from the past. Pull out your favorite old school movies or TV series, pop some popcorn, and enjoy some quality time!

 

Check out the world’s best museums offering virtual tours

United States:

museum of flight

The Museum of Flight

Where: Tukwila, Washington

MaST Center

Marine Science and Technology Center

Where: Des Moines, Washington

Space Needle shot from below at an angle

Space Needle

Where: Seattle, Washington

Pacific Science Center

Where: Seattle, Washington

National Nordic Museum

Where: Seattle, Washington

Seattle Aquarium

Where: Seattle, Washington

Seattle Art Museum

Where: Seattle, Washington

The Museum of Natural History

Where: Washington, D.C.

National Gallery of Art

Where: Washington, D.C.

The Metropolitan Museum of Art

Where: New York City, New York

Guggenheim Museum

Where: New York City, New York

 

 

World:

Van Gogh Museum

Where: Amsterdam, Netherlands

Rijks Museum

Where: Amsterdam, Netherlands

 

British Museum

Where: London, England

 

Musee D'Orsay

Where: Paris, France

 

Louvre

Where: Paris, France

 

Uffizi Gallery

Where: Florence, Italy

 

Learn something new

Take an online class, learn a new language or new recipe to cook at home. Many schools and businesses are offering the opportunity to learn online by offering a magnitude of different subjects.

 

Explore the world

Google has created a virtual tour of 31 national parks in the U.S. called the Hidden Worlds of the National Parks. It offers you a unique look at some of America’s most stunning regions. Two of those parks are located right here in Washington State!

Mount Rainier National Park Meadow

 

 

Support local businesses

If there was ever a time to show support for your neighbors and local businesses, it is now. Here are some tips to support your favorite local spots while practicing social distancing!

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Have a Netflix and chill party

A new Chrome extension called Netflix Party blew up this week. You can add a chat screen into anything on Netflix and it allows you to talk with friends and family, while your show or movie is playing.

Silver Ipad on Silver Macbook Pro

 

 

Check out music concerts

A fair number of the world’s best artists and musicians have started doing impromptu concerts on social media. Make sure to check in with your favorite artists online as well! Here are just a few we've found.

Seattle Symphony Garth Brooks Katharine McPhee

 

 

Find an online workout

Lots of gyms have closed but are still offering workouts online. Check you local gym to see who might be providing in-home workouts to keep you active. Here a just a few places offering online workouts:

Anytime Fitness (Des Moines, WA) Spoonfed Training