This summer don’t forget to get out and do some nude camping, see the time lamps video here, http://www.thingstodonude.com/camping.html
There are two nude events in July 2010 worth your time.
The first is the AANR Guinness Book of World Records Skinny Dip on July 10. The goal is to give people an excuse to go skinny dipping at a beach, resort, lake, river or club. It’s healthy. It’s natural. It’s fun. It’s simple. Go to a participating location. Remove your clothes. Jump in the water. Smile. And you get to be a part of history by helping set a world record.
The AANR (American Association of Nude Recreation) website has details on where you can participate. If you’re going to be in south Florida, join us at Haulover Beach. One of the best clothing optional beaches in the USA. We’ll be working with the people from South Florida Free Beaches to create a video of the event which can be ordered through Things To Do Nude later this month.
The other is the nude surf event at Black’s Beach in San Diego on July 25, 2010. Waves may not be big, but it’s a summer day on a beautiful beach with thousands of naked people. Despite being the nation’s largest, and possibly most liberal state – California has very few nude beaches. Activists with too much time and too little respect for other people’s personal choices have worked hard to shut down San Onofre for nude use. Whether you’re an active nudist, have tried it a few times, or just believe that people should be free to pursue personal choices if they don’t harm others – come soak up some sunshine, get in the ocean and try surfing, boogie boarding or body surfing.
There’s great prizes including a free weekend at Glen Eden Sun Club including resort passes and accommodations, and lots of other great stuff. The Blacks Beach Bares arrange a bbq, beach toys, umbrellas and other amenities to make it a great event.
Nude recreation should be simple. Practiced by those who enjoy it, in areas where others won’t be confronted or offended. Show your support and join one of the upcoming events.
At the beginning of 2010 we made a list of the Top Ten Things to Do Nude in 2010. It’s for people that love nude recreation, and those who are curious and would like to try it sometime. Some are specific events in a certain place and time. Others can be done almost anywhere.
It doesn’t really make sense that nudity gets a bad reputation with some people. We pay extra for the natural and organic food at the grocery store, think the Prius is cool because it’s environmentally friendly and are taking re-usable bags to the store to avoid excess packaging and waste. But getting in touch with the environment in your natural state is somehow bad. Let’s change that!
We’re creating short videos for each of the Top Ten Things To Do Nude in 2010. You can find them on the Things to do Nude website or our YouTube page.
Which ones will you do this year? A day at a local nude resort of campground, running in the Bay to Breakers in San Francisco, learning to surf at Black’s Beach? The fun is waiting. All you have to lose is some silly inhibitions that natural is good for your breakfast cereal, but bad for you.
Two of the Top Ten Things involve beaches:
#2 Go to a Nude Beach and Learn To Surf
There’s a nude beach close to just about everyone. As for surfing, you can try body surfing, boogie boarding, board surfing, wind surfing. The point is to get out, be active, have fun and see how great it feels to enjoy nude recreation. If you happen to live (or visit) Southern California, we offer nude surf lessons in the summer. So make plans to visit a nude beach this summer. It’s time to expose yourself to something new. #6 Compete in the Blacks Beach Nude Surf Event
Every summer there is a nude surf event at Black’s Beach in San Diego. Thousands of nude people on one of the most beautiful beaches in the world. Warm water, sunshine and a surf event where anybody and everybody is welcome to participate. There are prizes for the winners, t-shirts, a beach bbq, fun, games and a chance to create memories for a long, long time. The date is July 25, 2010. Location is Black’s Beach in San Diego, and you can see a short video about the event here. See you there!
On April 18, nude 5K running finally comes to Southern California with the Bare Burro 5K at Olive Dell Ranch!
There are many nude runs around the country, attracting hundreds of runners for a day of freedom, exercise and fun. The Bare Buns Fun Run series is a total of 3 events at Kaniksu Ranch, Fraternity Snoqualamie and Wreck Beach in Vancouver Canada that attracts hundreds of runners to each event. In 2009 the overall winner posted a very impressive time of 00:16:33 so there’s opportunity for real competition as well as fun.
Southern California has always faced a challenge of not having nudist resorts with large enough grounds to host a 5K run. But with millions of people living in the area, and tens of thousands of runners participating in 5K runs from San Diego to Santa Barbara – it’s time to put on the running shoes (and nothing else) and get running. The idea has even been supported by Nike with their online video for a nude running camp.
Thanks to some thinking and networking on the part of Ken and Bobby at Olive Dell Ranch, a 5K trail course has been created that follows trails through Olive Dell and adjacent private property. It’s only $25, includes a t-shirt, full day admission to Olive Dell and some other fun planned for the post-race party. The run begins and ends at the Olive Dell clubhouse with swimming pool, sun decks, HUGE jacuzzi, game room and restaurant.
There will be prizes for top finishers in age categories, and for men and women. Whether you want to run, walk, or a little of both its a great way to get active, do something different and have some fun. You can get registration forms from the Olive Dell Ranch home page, or online from Active.com.
The team from Things To Do Nude is helping with the organization and publicity, and will be there on the day of the event.
Running naked is natural (nothing gets harmed) and fun. Mark Sunday April 18 on your calendar, sign-up now and we’ll see you there!
We’re happy to see that the Terra Cotta Inn in Palm Springs just celebrated their 15th birthday – in their birthday suits of course.
It’s a challenge to keep any small business going for 15 years. It’s lots of hard work, long hours and dedication. You’ve got to have a good product, great services and develop a strong and loyal base of customers. Full credit to owners Tom and Mary Clare that they’ve done all of that – and made it look easy.
If you’ve never been, Terra Cotta is a boutique nudist resort in Palm Springs, California. It’s got beautiful gardens, a sparkling pool, oversized Jacuzzi, tranquil waterfall garden, outdoor massage pavilion and very well appointed guest rooms. They serve breakfast each morning, and Tom’s famous bow-tie afternoon wine and appetizers. You can see a video tour of the resort at our website.
If you’ve been before you know all that. Now the only thing you need to figure out is when you’re going back for nude rest and relaxation, and congratulate and thank Tom and Mary Clare for 15 great nude years – and wish them (and all of us) many, many more.
Next stop our hotel at the Palms Place – a hip and happening hotel just a few blocks off the strip. The hotel has a great low key, happening vibe. We had a very cool one bedroom suite with a million dollar view of the Strip and a huge balcony. Having struck out at Lake Mead, we took advantage to grab a glass of wine and hang out naked on the deck. Video report now posted at Things To Do Nude Video Reports
On the way home we stopped by Silver Valley Sun Club, a nudist campground and resort between Las Vegas and Los Angeles. Our expectations were low, but were really happily surprised. They’ve got a big lake with a few islands, fun clubhouse, lots of camping and trailer areas and a very friendly team of people. It was very quiet on a weekday in November, but when it starts getting warm next spring – you can bet we’ll be back to try out the naked water volleyball in the lake, and enjoy a cold beer on the huge deck overlooking the lake.
So if your Things To Do Nude goal is nearly nude performers….or totally nude depending on which club you want to choose…or nightclubs where there’s not much clothing but plenty of cover charges…you’ll have no problem finding it in Vegas. But if your goal is getting naked and chilling out for a few hours our best recommendation is one of the amazing suites at the Palms Place, or a day at Silver Valley Sun Club.