7 Activities to Try When You're Feeling Bored

May 17, 2017


If you’re like most teens in the Roseville/Granite Bay area, then you too struggle with the intense boredom that is our town. I can’t count the number of times my friends and I have sat around thinking of something to do for as long as it would’ve taken to actually do something. So I, in an attempt to save you from possible boredom or possibly just sheer indecisiveness, have made a list of things to do in our area.  These are activities or places my friends and I frequent and I hope this helps you find something to do!


Shady’s Coffee and Tea

This is a very quaint coffee shop down Douglas. Every Friday night they have open mic-nights which starts at 7. It’s a lot of fun and a good place to spend time with your friends, or to work on homework.


Folsom Lake

If you have a pass then I suggest just driving until you end up somewhere you enjoy. I have ended up in some beautiful spots where I can explore and enjoy the view. If you don’t have a pass, don’t fret!!  If you park at Cavitt, there is a very easy, beautiful trail that takes you to the lake.



A classic really.  People really underestimate the amusement of an arcade, just try Dance Dance Revolution, I guarantee you’ll have to work harder than you expect. Also, laser tag!!! It’s so much fun and one round is less than $10! Also, if you’re as out of shape as I am, then this will really count as a workout. And lastly, mini-golf is always a good time. NIght or day.


A hike!

There are so many beautiful places within a 10-30 minute drive from us that is so worth adventuring at!  Hidden Falls in Auburn is a pretty easy hike that ends at a beautiful waterfall.  There are also lots of little places in Loomis that are very pretty.


Picnic in a Park!

This is actually one of my favorite pass times to do with my friends.  We either all scrounge up food at home and bring it, or stop at Trader Joe’s (or any grocery store) to buy snacks. We then go to a park and layout blankets, sitting and eating and listening to music all together. Some nice parks are: Royer Park, Hillsborough Park, Maidu Park, Saugstad Park, Feist, Lincoln Estates Park (this one has a cement slide!)


Thrift Shopping

This is something that only appeals to certain people, but if you’re one of them then it’s a great thing to do when you’re bored.  Following are the thrift stores I frequent most often, going from closest to furthest away: Goodwill, Eco Thrift, Thrift Town.  My favorite is Eco Thrift (in Citrus Heights) because it is extremely cheap and I ALWAYS find good stuff.



A treat is always a fun thing to do that most people can get behind. Baskin Robbins is a classic and at an ideal, central location; 32 Degrees and Shave Monster are in Rocklin and they offer snow, dragon breath along with other fun desserts; lastly, the Thrifty’s ice cream in Rite Aid is so good!


So here you have it, a quick list of activities that I have escaped boredom through.  I hope this helps the next time you and your friends don’t know what to do. I know it has helped mine.

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