Reopening Florida: 9 things to do this weekend

Reopening Florida: 9 things to do this weekend

ORLANDO, Fla. — With Florida beginning phase one of Gov. Ron DeSantis’ plan to reopen the state, some things have reopened across the state.

If you’re wondering how to spend your weekend, here are nine things to do:

1. Go to the beach

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Central Florida has several beautiful beaches that have reopened with some restrictions. Under DeSantis’ plan, beach access should be limited to parties of 10 or fewer than 6 feet of distance between groups.

2. Visit a state park

A limited number of state parks will be open for daytime use only. Visitors will not have access to certain amenities, such as pavilions, picnic areas and campsites due to sections of the park being closed or staff and visitor safety considerations.

To find out which parks are open, click here.

3. Take Mom out for lunch

Sunday is Mother’s Day, so it’s a good opportunity to take mom out to her favorite restaurant. Under DeSantis’ plan, restaurants and food establishments can operate at no more than 25% capacity. Restaurants should also maintain a minimum of 6 feet between parties.

4. Go to a drive-in movie theater

If you’re wanting to see a movie this weekend, there are a couple drive-in movie theaters in Central Florida that are worth visiting.

Here are some drive-in theaters in Central Florida:

5. Take a trip to a museum

Some museums are open in Central Florida. DeSantis’ plan allows museums to open at no more than 25% of their building occupancy. Click here to find a museum near you.

6. Go shopping

Some retail stores are open but they are operating at no more than 25% of their building occupancy.

7. Go for a bike ride

Central Florida has a lot of bike trails to discover. Here is a list of five trails to explore in Orlando.

8. Have a picnic in your backyard

Saturday will be a great day to have a picnic in your backyard. Just grab your favorite foods and enjoy!

9. Watch a movie

If you don’t want to go to a drive-in theater, you can always bring the movies to your home. Here is a list of the best movies for coronavirus quarantine.