7 Things to do in The Villages During COVID-19

Stay active and busy during the COVID-19 pandemic without the high risk of exposure to the coronavirus.

Stock photo: Athletic couple cycling on the road
Stock photo: Athletic couple cycling on the road

The corona virus pandemic has dramatically changed the way we live in today’s society. Businesses remain closed, activities and events have been cancelled or postponed indefinitely, and almost every business required a mask to enter. The Villages, being a retirement community that offers activities, events, shopping, and entertainment to its residents was especially impacted by COVID-19.

However, although a lot has changed and entertainment is scarce, residents of The Villages have not let the virus interfere with their fun.

We asked residents on social media what some of their favorite things to do during the COVID-19 pandemic and we received a lot of great answers.

While a lot of residents stated that they are using the time to catch up on yard work, reading, or binge watching Netflix, a large number of residents say they still are enjoying some of the great activities The Villages has to offer.

Here is a list of the top twelve activities you can do to get out of the house during the COVID-19 pandemic.

1Go Golfing on One of Over 50 Golf Courses

Stock photo: Two friendly senior men in casualwear going by golf car for outdoor game.
Stock photo: Two friendly senior men in casualwear going by golf car for outdoor game.

Not only is golfing the number one activity The Villages is known for, it is the perfect quarantine-time activity since it is a natural “social distancing” activity. With groups averaging about 4 players per group and every group spread far across the golf course, players can keep their exposure to a bare minimum while playing a sport they enjoy.

The Villages is home to over 50 golf courses spread throughout the vast community including 12 championship golf courses, 40 executive golf courses, 2 specialty golf courses, and 3 instructional academies.

With so many courses to choose from, you can enjoy a different course every day.

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