Seek Outdoor Entertainment for Personal Satisfaction

Making time to enjoy the outdoors is a simple way to boost your physical and mental well-being, no matter your age. Whether you venture out to the porch to watch the sunset or lace up your golf shoes for an afternoon on the course, there are plenty of ways you can take in some fresh air.

Going outside generally results in more physical activity than if you were to stay cooped up inside, and it’s an easy way to socialize and interact with others. It also plays an important part in maintaining your vibrancy.

Get inspired to spend some quality time outside with these ideas:

Take up a hobby

Planting a garden or tending a flower bed is terrific motivation to spend more time outdoors, and you’ll have the bounty of your work to enjoy, as well. Even a box garden designed for a smaller space requires regular care, so you’ll find yourself outdoors on a consistent basis nurturing plants to grow.

From backyard bonfires to wilderness retreats, you can take your hobbites or outdoor adventures to the next level with the sleek, tech-savvy creations from Limitless Innovations. Since 2012 this award-winning online consumer goods and technology brand has been helping folks simplify, charge, and enjoy their lives at home and on-the-go.

Whether you’re the DJ, the lifeguard, the hostess, or the camp guide, these handy designs were created to make more room for fun:

Award-Winning TikiTunes Portable Bluetooth Wireless Speaker – With this compact indoor/outdoor speaker you can add 6 hours of continuous audio play time alongside a tiki-inspired LED flickering flame to your beach trips, barbecues, backyards, or bedrooms.

TikiTunes Pole & Ground Stake Bundle – Elevate your sound by opting for the TikiTunes bundle. This set comes with a convenient pole and stake so you can attach your speaker and complete the tiki-torch experience while tuning in to your favorite playlist.  

Lumenology Portable LED Motion Light – Bring peace of mind along for the ride with this easy to install anywhere motion detector. Equipped with both a convenient magnet and flexible tripod legs, it can be quickly installed on posts, fences, decks, beams, car hoods and more so you can have light and security wherever you need it most.

Take in a performance

Outdoor theaters offer numerous forms of entertainment from music concerts to plays. Before shopping for tickets, be sure to consider any discounts you might be able to use. For example, AARP members can find discounts on tickets for a wide range of events.

Increase your exercise

Even if you have some physical limits, keeping your muscles stretched helps maintain mobility. That might mean taking a walk or playing a round of golf. You could gather family or neighbors for a game of croquet or just move outdoors to do your daily stretches. Find a way to blend your daily exercise with the chance to get some fresh air for maximum benefits.

Go on a trip

The sights and sounds that go along with exploring somewhere new make it easy to enjoy spending time outside. Be sure to make plans for entertainment while you’re on the road, and rather than driving home in the dark or when you’re tired, consider making a hotel reservation through the AARP Travel Center. You might even consider organizing a weekend getaway with a partner or friend who shares your interest in discovering a new destination.

Enjoy a meal out

Dining al fresco is a treat when the weather cooperates, but you can incorporate a delicious meal as a bonus when you’re out and about even when the weather is less than ideal. You could opt to spend your wait time outdoors, or reward yourself after a walk with a special seafood, Italian or steak dinner. You might even pair the meal with a concert or a show for a truly enjoyable evening away from home.

Get creative when you think about how you’ll make more time to spend outdoors and remember that resources exist to assist with planning and saving money along the way. Learn more at

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