People early in recovery are often left wondering how to enjoy their time. Substances become such a large part of their life that they assume there is nothing else. At Quest 2 Recovery, we encourage you to step outside of your comfort zone and find new ways to enjoy life. Here are some of our favorite sober activities you can do in and around LA.
Go To A Theme Park
Can anything be more exhilarating than a roller coaster? Los Angeles is home to several theme parks than can excite you in safe ways. Disneyland is the theme park to visit if you want to enjoy some fun that can take you back to happier memories of childhood. Even if you don’t care much for rollercoasters, there is still plenty to do. Universal Studios comes in at a close second for a great spot. Go enjoy some movie magic on one of the themed roller coasters or enjoy a tram tour.
Hit The Beach
When you don’t want to pay for expensive theme park prices, a beach day is a great answer. Sunshine does a lot for the body, especially in recovery. It’s known to help us create endorphins but throw in some exercise and you are doing even better. Whether you choose Venice Beach or Will Rogers Skate Beach, you will be able to enjoy everything it has to offer. Spend a day practicing your surfing skills or simply enjoy swimming in the ocean water. Bring a cooler of water and sandwiches and enjoy a picnic while there. Gather up your friends who support your recovery and make a day filled with nature and laughter.
Enjoy An Outdoor Movie
Los Angeles is known for its weather and an outdoor movie is one way to enjoy it. Street Food Cinema is your source for fun, family-friendly events (except for R-rated movies). You are welcome to bring a small cooler with your own food and beverages. Or you can hit one of the food trucks for delicious treats. It’s a fantastic time to immerse yourself into the community while staying clean and sober.
Appreciate The Local Parks
LA is full of local parks that celebrate the outdoor-lifestyle so prevalent in the area. You can grab some rollerblades or quad skates and enjoy the trails. Bring your favorite pouch to enjoy the sun and fresh air. Or meet up with sober friends to enjoy a stroll at a slow pace while you enjoy the company. The parks are perfect for connecting with people and getting in some daily activity.
Paintball For Everyone
Some people just want to be able to get some aggression out in a safe and healthy way. Maybe life has been a little stressful lately and you are concerned. It’s okay, it happens to everyone. Especially those in recovery! Hollywood Sports is Los Angeles’ #1 paintball spot to have fun. They offer traditional paintball and other skill levels if you aren’t ready for that type of action. Their outdoor area is made up of old movie sets, to give it a unique and enjoyable feel. Been feeling cravings or just tempted to slide? This is the place to go and work that out. Want to celebrate a milestone in recovery? Have a party with your family and friends!
We Are Here For You
In Los Angeles, it’s easy to find safe and sober things to do with your spare time. The important thing is to try out new things. If you ever feel stuck, we are here. Call us and we can guide you in the right direction. Whether it’s needing a support group or getting into detox, our compassionate team is right by your side.