The Best Things to Do in 2019: Top Modern-Day Attractions That Weren’t Around in the 80’s

Got free time this weekend? Don’t waste it on old-fashioned ideas from the 1980s! Those days are gone and there are many amazing things to do in 2019!

Not sure where to start? We’re here to help. Check out our list here of some of the most fun things to do today:

1. Online Multiplayer Games

Want to know one thing the 1980s never had? People in that era never got to enjoy high-speed internet! This means they never got to experience the thrill of playing online multiplayer games.

In 2019, you have no shortage of online games to play.

If you’re into games with thousands of players, you should try games like Final Fantasy XIV or World of Warcraft. Games like Fortnite and Apex Legends focus on 100 players in one location and it’s a battle royale until only one remains. 

2. Binge Watch

Traditional cable TV is fading away. It’s still around but most people nowadays prefer to watch on Netflix, Hulu, YouTube, and other streaming networks. It’s all about binge-watching shows in an afternoon instead of watching one episode per day or week.

If you have the time, why not try it? Find your favorite show or try something new and watch a whole season in one day!

3. Helicopter Sightseeing

One of the best things to do in 2019 that you couldn’t do before is to go helicopter sightseeing. Sure, helicopters have been around for decades but companies didn’t offer them for tour packages until the past few years.

Riding a helicopter can be a thrilling experience. It’s a rare chance to see a city in a whole new point-of-view.

There are bragging rights too. Sure, almost everyone nowadays knows what it’s like to ride an airplane but how many of your friends can say they rode a helicopter?

4. Virtual Reality Roller Coasters

Ever tried riding a roller coaster? That’s such a 1980’s and 1990’s fad! In recent years, there’s been a shift to introduce new experiences in roller coasters. 

One of the coolest innovations is to add virtual reality (VR). You’re still on a roller coaster but the experience changes, giving you more than simply being on an on-rails coaster ride. One roller coaster ride in Six Flags simulates the feeling of being in a fighter jet.

5. Escape Rooms

The biggest craze in 2019 involves escape rooms.

Never tried an escape room? The premise is simple: you and some friends get locked in a room. The goal is to find the key and get out.

Of course, finding the key is never easy. You all have to work together to solve a series of puzzles to find the key. There’s also a time limit so you can’t waste time!

Try Out These Top Things to Do in 2019!

What are you waiting for? Try out these top things to do in 2019! These activities weren’t available for people in the 80s so why not take time to enjoy and appreciate them?

Of course, these aren’t the only cool things to try out. If you’re looking for more great ideas, read our other articles today. You might discover amazing new places to visit or new activities to get into.

Author: Pia Sooney

Just a little obsessed with all things 80s, Pia still has her Swatch, her cassette tape collection, and her Converse Chucks. When not making friendship pins or listening to Depeche Mode, she runs a web design business.

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