75 Last Minute Ways To Enjoy The Long Weekend

Columbus Day is just about here. For many, this is the first long weekend of the school year. If you’re like most, you look forward to this extra time together, only to draw a blank on what to do when the time finally arrives.
Here are things to do to help you enjoy this much-deserved time off.

  1. Try out a new recipe
  2. Decorate the house for Fall
  3. Take advantage of all the holiday sales out there
  4. Get a mani/pedi
  5. Go on a date with your spouse or significant others
  6. Explore- visit somewhere locally that you haven’t been before
  7. Check out classes at the Community Center
  8. Vow to clean green. Get rid of all of your chemicals and make your own, DIY supplies.
  9. Draw
  10. Have a scavenger hunt
  11. Write a handwritten letter to someone
  12. Spend an entire day in your PJs
  13. Bake something and make a surprise delivery to a neighbor
  14. Take time out to sit in a cafe and indulge in a fancy beverage
  15. Make your own sugar scrub
  16. Have a few friends over for cocktails
  17. Take a bath with Dr. Teal’s epsom salts
  18. Go to a pumpkin farm
  19. Go garage sale-ing
  20. Create an Autumn themed wreath for the front door
  21. Journal
  22. Stroll through a local park
  23. Collect pretty fallen leaves
  24. Visit the local library
  25. Make a time capsule of sentimental items
  26. Hop around to a few garage sales
  27. Attend a sporting event
  28. Research your family tree online
  29. Do some fun science experiments
  30. Make popcorn and have a Netflix-a-thon
  31. Start creating some of those Pinterest projects you’ve been saving
  32. Practice photography skills by snapping what inspires you
  33. Sleep in
  34. Put together a puzzle
  35. Wander around your village, visiting local shops
  36. Volunteer for a cause you’re passionate about
  37. Pen a guest post for a blog you follow (The Mogul Mom is always looking for great articles!)
  38. Make a new music playlist
  39. Go geocaching
  40. Host a potluck dinner
  41. Visit the local aquatic center and go for a dip
  42. Write a poem
  43. Teach yourself origami
  44. Check out Canva and make some pretty graphics
  45. Have a family game night
  46. Hike a local trail
  47. Visit the zoo
  48. Visit a museum
  49. Sing karaoke
  50. Go to a comedy club
  51. Read
  52. Check out those webinars or podcasts you bookmarked
  53. Make a wishlist for holiday gifts
  54. Reminisce with old photos and videos
  55. Build a fort
  56. Try out a new restaurant
  57. Take a class at the gym
  58. Delve into the archives of your favorite blog
  59. Watch a sunrise & a sunset
  60. Break out the crayons and a coloring book
  61. Go out for ice cream
  62. Go on a bike ride
  63. Get a massage
  64. Take a mini vacation
  65. Make a scrapbook
  66. Bloghop, leaving a comment trail
  67. Paint a funky design on your nails
  68. Plant something
  69. Make jewelry
  70. Do a family photo shoot with a photographer
  71. Learn calligraphy
  72. Dance like no one’s watching
  73. Skype with someone you haven’t seen in awhile
  74. Check out our library of digital guides and save 50%! Use code COMPASS50 to save on any and all ebooks – but only til Monday the 14th at the stroke of midnight (EST).
  75. Discover your Archetype (free!)


Hopefully this list has inspired you to make the most of the days ahead. Tell us, what do you have planned for this weekend?



Melissa Bolton

Brand Therapist™ + Copywriter at Melissa Bolton
Melissa is a Brand Therapist®providing neurobranding and conversion copywriting services to solopreneurs and micro-business owners looking to truly connect with their right people. Leaning on proven psychology principles, she helps clients create a brand presence that's not only explicitly unique, but highly memorable. She offers 25 years of extensive sales and marketing experience through her proprietary brand therapy methodologies. You can learn more about her and how she can help you grown your own brand, right here: MelissaBolton.com

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