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25 Ways to Enjoy Springtime (When You’re Staying Inside)

When we think of spring, we tend to think of warm, sunny days with green grass and flowers blooming everywhere. But there are plenty of chilly or rainy days in spring, too. What are some good indoor activities for adults in spring – especially for women over 50?

Spring is a season of renewal and rejuvenation, a chance to shed the layers of winter and embrace the warmth and light of the sun. It is a time of growth and transformation, both in nature and in ourselves.

And it’s the perfect season for so many marvelous activities!

Spring is a Wonderful Season For All kinds of Activities

In this post, we’ll explore some of the best activities to do in spring, from connecting with nature to practicing gratitude and mindfulness.

Whether you are looking to improve your mood, reduce stress, or simply enjoy the beauty of the season, these tips will help you make the most of spring and find happiness in activities both familiar and new.

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What Activities Are Especially Enjoyable in Spring?

There are so many activities to enjoy during this season, that it would be a real struggle to do them all!

As the weather improves, there are more and more activities to enjoy outside. But there is plenty to do indoors as well.

Whether you prefer to spend time outdoors or indoors, there is something for everyone to enjoy.

Ready to Get Outside? Read 25 Best Outdoor Springtime Activities for Adults

Best Ways to Enjoy Springtime (When You’re Staying Inside)

If you prefer to stay indoors – or the weather is uncooperative for a planned outdoor activity – there are still plenty of pursuits to enjoy during the spring.

1. Visit a museum or art gallery

Many museums and art galleries offer special exhibits or events during this season. This can be a great way to learn more about history, culture, and art. It’s easy to while away a few hours or even a whole day, especially in a larger museum.

HOT TIP: Most museums have really good discounts for seniors – many even have one day a week that seniors can visit for free! Check before you go for the best deal.

2. Create a spring wreath for your front door

Freshen up your entry with a cheerful wreath of spring blooms – that you created yourself! Take a wreath-making class at a local arts and crafts store, or find an online tutorial.

3. Bake a classic spring dessert

Strawberry shortcake, carrot cake, strawberry rhubarb pie…take advantage of the spring bounty at the farmstand, and whip up something special just for spring.

GREAT IDEA: How cute are these mini bundt pans? Imagine a display of mini cakes on this adorable bunny rabbit cake stand!!

4. Get a pedicure in a bright pastel shade

Spring is a good time to start getting your toes ready for sandal season. But don’t go for a standard dark wintery tone. Choose a bright pastel, like periwinkle, coral, watermelon, or canary yellow – whatever shade brings the biggest smile to your face!

HOT TIP: The “in” shades for spring 2024 pedicures are peach fuzz, taxi yellow, sage green, and anything sheer and milky.

5. Open your windows to catch a fresh breeze

If you find you need to be indoors on a beautiful spring day, open your windows and let the fresh air in. You will appreciate the breeze so much after being closed up all winter.

6. Drink a cup of hot tea while you listen to the rain on the roof

On the other hand, if it’s a cold, rainy spring day, take some time to appreciate that weather too. Grab a book and a blanket, make a cup of tea, and relax to the patter of rain on your roof.

7. See all the Oscar-winning movies

Are you a movie buff, up to date on all the latest films? Or (like me), maybe you haven’t even heard of most of the Oscar winners this year. Either way, you can acknowledge the winners by watching them now in the comfort of your own home.

8. Organize, sort, clean, and pack away your winter wardrobe

Even if you aren’t quite ready for shorts and tank tops, chances are you’ve had enough of heavy wool sweaters and pants. Take a morning (or a day, if your wardrobe is large!) and sort through your winter wear. Clean and pack away items for next year, and fill a donation bag with anything you are ready to let go of. Then, pull out your spring clothing!

TRUE STORY: Yesterday I emptied my closet (yes, completely!), cleaned all surfaces, and then sorted my clothes as I put them away. My closet is neat as a pin, I know exactly what I have (and what I need to buy), and I have 3 bags of donations to drop off at the sharing center! It took less than 4 hours, so this really is a 1-day project!!

9. Shop for spring clothing and accessories

Is it time to go shopping? Whether online or in-store, now is a good time to see what holes you have in your spring wardrobe, and what purchases you’ll need to make. Plan ahead, so you can catch all the spring sales!

10. Create a spring capsule wardrobe

Are you familiar with capsule wardrobes? If not, read this great article on capsule wardrobes. Maybe it will inspire you to try one out for springtime (probably do this before idea #9!!)

11. Try a new makeup look

We are really lucky that cosmetic companies are starting to pay attention to the special needs/wants of mature women. There are some great brands out there that really cater to us. Two of my favorites are Thrive Causemetics and Jones Road Beauty. In honor of the season, why not try some new products and techniques?

12. Visit a winery

Grab some girlfriends or your special someone, and head to a local winery. Even if you don’t care to walk among the vines, you can learn all about the products and enjoy sampling in the tasting room.

13. Start some seeds indoors

Gardening can be an indoor activity if you are planting flower or vegetable seeds. Get an early start to your garden with a seed starter kit, and then transplant the seedlings outside after the last frost date for your area.

14. Decorate Easter eggs

If you celebrate Easter, why not dye some eggs or decorate them with a fancy kit? Easter egg fun isn’t only for children, you know!

HOT TIP: Skip the everyday kit and try a fun, fancy look this year – think marbled eggs, tie-dye eggs, or even metallics!

15. Freshen your home decor

Change out your dark winter linens and pillows, and bring in some lighter, brighter items. Maybe it’s time to invest in new sheets, towels, and placemats – or maybe you’ve already got a great inventory.

Either way, switch out anything that feels “heavy” and replace it with breezy cotton, linen, and other warm-weather fabrics in cheerful shades.

16. Learn the art of flower arranging

Take advantage of the multitude of gorgeous spring blooms by learning flower arranging techniques. From simple nosegays to a dining room centerpiece, fill your home with spring flowers.

17. Go out for brunch

Enjoy the best of spring foods like asparagus, soft-shell crabs, apricots, and salad greens at your favorite brunch location.

18. Try out a new creative hobby

Spring can inspire creativity, so this is a time to try a new hobby like watercolor painting, crocheting, or photography.

19. Plan your summer vacation

Are you traveling this summer? Start planning your trip now, and feel your excitement build way ahead of the trip itself.

20. Switch up your workout routine

In an exercise rut? Try a new class such as yoga, barre, Pilates, or even kickboxing!

21. Volunteer

It seems everyone volunteers around the holidays, but help is needed year-round. Find a volunteer organization that matches your interests, and see how you can help them out.

22. Stop into an antique store or thrift shop

With so many people starting the new year by decluttering their homes, this is a great time to find a little something special for yourself at a second-hand price.

23. Visit an indoor botanical garden or nursery

Botanical gardens will provide great inspiration for your own yard, even when they are enclosed. Or, just go to enjoy the beautiful plants!

24. Host a book club

New Year’s resolution was to read more? Keep it going by organizing a book club. Choose a recent best-seller, or find a novel with a spring setting to keep it seasonal.

25. Spring clean

Finally, don’t forget about spring cleaning! While it may not be the most glamorous activity, cleaning and decluttering your home can be a great way to start fresh and feel more organized. Because it sets you up for an easier summer, spring cleaning might just be the best indoor activity for adults in spring!

Why is spring such a good time of year?

Spring is a season of renewal and rejuvenation. It marks the end of winter and the beginning of warmer weather.

Here are some benefits you will probably experience in spring:

  • Improved Mood: The longer days and increased sunlight in spring can help improve mood and reduce symptoms of seasonal affective disorder.
  • Increased Physical Activity: With warmer weather, people tend to spend more time outside and engage in outdoor activities such as hiking, biking, and gardening.
  • Boosted Immune System: Spring brings an abundance of fresh fruits and vegetables, which are rich in vitamins and minerals that can boost the immune system.
  • Reduced Stress: Being surrounded by nature and greenery can have a calming effect and reduce stress levels.
  • Opportunities for Socializing: Spring events such as picnics, barbecues, and festivals provide opportunities for socializing and connecting with others.

Overall, spring is a season of growth and positivity.

Taking advantage of these ways to enjoy springtime enables you to improve your physical and mental health.

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Final Thoughts on 25 Ways to Enjoy Springtime (When You’re Staying Inside)

Spring is a time of renewal, growth, and happiness.

It’s a season that offers a fresh start and a chance to embrace new opportunities.

During spring, people can take advantage of the longer days and warmer weather to spend more time outside. But there are plenty of springtime indoor activities to take part in, as well!

Spending time with loved ones, exploring new hobbies, and simply taking time to appreciate the beauty of nature creates endless opportunities for spring activities both indoors and out.

Which of these activities will you do this spring?


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