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Ideas for a Night In

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The end of summer is a great time to remind you that not every night is supposed to be a party. Because of that, it’s a good idea to find things to do on those nights you stay at home. Instead of wasting an unnecessary amount of time binging TV shows on Netflix, we at Nantucket Gate Blog have a few suggestions for other ways to pass your time. No more lazing around on your couch staring blankly at the TV screen in your Tacoma, WA apartment.

Solve a Puzzle

If you’re looking for something to do over an extended series of evenings, a 1000-piece puzzle is a perfect solution. On top of being time-consuming, it also provides you with a sense of accomplishment when you set that last piece in place. Head to your local board game store to find a popular culture puzzle of your liking, order one online, or you can even special order a puzzle with a picture of your choosing. Not interested in a classic puzzle? Get yourself a book of word or number puzzles!

Play a Board Game 

If you have nothing to do, you can turn a boring night into an exciting one by inviting some friends over to play a board game! Depending on the number of people you’re inviting, you can play games like Settlers of Catan, Pandemic, or Mafia. Invite your friends to bring some of their favorite games so you have more than one to choose from!

Read Something Interesting

Do you have a favorite book series you constantly reread or a book you’ve wanted to read but haven’t yet? A night in provides you with a perfect opportunity to put away your electronic devices and dive into that book. Whether you’re interested in fantasy, science fiction, mystery or another genre, you can enjoy staying at home by reading the word of countless incredible authors. Better yet, choose a nonfiction book on a topic of your choice to learn something interesting about the world. Expand your horizons and strengthen your creativity through reading!

Do you have a favorite activity you enjoy doing on a night in (besides watching TV)? If you do, let us know by leaving a comment below.