50+ Virtual Recreation

We would like to thank our friends at Age of Central Texas for providing such a great collection of Activities and Resources for Older Adults and Caregivers to Experience at Home.  

50+ Enrichment Activities

Take a course from an Ivy League School. Learn a new language. Read the Harvard Classics. Visit the Texas State Capital. Listen to a TED Talk. Explore Texas History. Learn to draw or paint with watercolor. You can even visit the CIA’s Freedom of Information Act Electronic Reading Room from home just by clicking on the Enrichment Activities link above.

50 + Exercise Activities

Try Chair Yoga, Zumba, a simple cardio workout or a 10 minute stretch and energize activity from AARP fitness videos. Maybe you would like to work on your balance, try Tai Chi or do regular Yoga.  Whatever your fitness level, we have an exercise for you to do right at home.

50+ Online Activities 

Find dozens of free games, word searches, crossword puzzles or play Wheel of Fortune. Maybe you would like to learn floral arranging, calligraphy or scrapbooking. Visit Howcast and learn how to belly dance or juggle. They are all here in Online Activities.

SMPARD Virtual Recreation Center

Welcome to the City of San Marcos Virtual Recreation CenterThe City of San Marcos Parks and Recreation Department is still your go to place for recreation, leisure, education, health, and wellness resources through COVID-19.

Virtual Tours

Go on an African Safari. Visit Big Bend National Park. Check out the Guggenheim Museum of Art in New York or the Getty Museum in Los Angeles. Visit The Great Wall of China, Stonehenge, Yellowstone National park or even Mars from the comfort of your home. All of these and much, much more adventures await in Virtual Tours.

Webcams from Around the World  

Look in on an African watering hole where you can watch hippos drift in the water, elephants come down to drink, and giraffes picking their way along the shore. See bald eagles up close and relaxed. Watch Old Faithful, America’s most famous geyser erupt in a flurry of steam and water. Watch live feeds of penguins, sharks, jellyfish, and aquarium exhibits. You can even go gorilla trekking with this safari live feed.  

Please note that the City of San Marcos does not endorse, collect payment on behalf of, or receive funds to advertise any of the third party sites or services listed or referenced on this page.