Fun Ideas for Passing the Time on Your Flight to California

August 19, 2021

You’re finally on your way to beautiful California for a much-needed vacation. The plane has taken off, and you have a few hours to fill before you arrive at your destination. You can fall back on the usual in-flight activities like sleeping and listening to music, but there are plenty of other interesting ways to make the most of your time in the air. The welcoming staff at Sands Inn & Suites, a premier San Luis Obispo boutique hotel you can rely on for exceptional service and comfort, offer a few suggestions for how to pass the time when you’re flying to California.

Enjoy Books, TV Shows, or Movies

If you have a long list of books, TV shows, or movies you’ve been meaning to get to, this is the perfect time to catch up on them. Binge episodes of your favorite comedy series or finally watch that Oscar-winning flick you’ve been wanting to see for so long. Load your e-reader with your favorite author’s latest tome and get lost in another world for a few hours. You’ll get off the plane refreshed, relaxed, and ready to make the most of your California getaway. 

Plan the Itinerary for Your SLO Vacation

Get familiar with San Luis Obispo before you land in this slice of coastal paradise. Take along a guidebook or download guides from the Internet and go through them while you’re flying. Make a list of all the attractions you want to see and things you want to do, including gorgeous beaches to visit, fascinating museums and galleries to check out, and restaurants that have received rave reviews. You can find out-of-the-way gems by searching for what locals recommend. 


Grab your noise-canceling headphones, open a meditation app, sit back, and allow your brain to simply relax. There are plenty of free meditation apps you can download to help you practice mindfulness and focus on deep breathing. These can be especially helpful if you get anxious when you fly.

Boost Your Brainpower with Puzzles

Crossword puzzles, word finds, and Sudoku are just a few examples of puzzles that can keep your brain busy and stave off boredom. It’s easy to get completely engrossed in solving puzzles, which not only gives you satisfaction but also makes the time pass more quickly. You can find puzzles of varying levels of difficulty, from easy to expert. Look for brain teaser apps, search for puzzles online, or buy a book of mixed puzzles to take with you on the plane.

Get Moving

If you’re a veteran flier, you know how important it is to get up and move around, especially on long flights, to prevent blood clots caused by poor circulation from sitting too long. Stand up, stretch, and walk around the cabin to keep your blood flowing and break up the monotony of the flight. 

If you’re planning a vacation to California and you want to reserve a room at a charming, comfortable boutique hotel near San Luis Obispo, reach out to the friendly staff at Sands Inn & Suites. We have everything our guests need for a relaxing stay. Our wide array of amenities include refrigerators, microwave ovens, flat-screen TVs with digital cable, and complimentary high-speed WiFi. To learn more about our exceptional accommodations, call us today at (800) 441-4657.

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