How to Keep Yourself Occupied on Your Flight to California

August 19, 2021

No matter how excited you are about traveling to California, flying can be downright boring, especially if you aren’t prepared with ways to pass the time while you’re on the plane. Sleeping is always an option, but a lot of people simply can’t fall asleep on an airplane. So how can you spend your time in the air in an enjoyable way? The friendly team from Sunrise Inn San Diego, one of the most comfortable, affordable San Diego hotels you can find, offer some tips for keeping yourself occupied when you’re flying to California.

Read Books

If you’re always trying to find the time to put a dent in your to-be-read book list, this is the perfect opportunity. Grab one of the books you’ve been meaning to read and lose yourself in a story for a few hours. Better yet, get an e-reader, which can hold hundreds of books and weighs almost nothing. If you don’t have a book or e-reader with you, pick up a few magazines at the airport and enjoy some lighter reading while you fly. 

Listen to an Audiobook

If you’d rather enjoy some literature with your eyes closed, download an audiobook and listen to it on your flight. Audiobooks offer an ideal way to enjoy books on planes because they allow you to shut out what’s going on around you and concentrate on the stories or information coming through your earphones. Try some nonfiction books on topics you’re interested in, from history to sports to biographies, and you’ll be at your California destination before you know it. 

Watch Movies

If you’re going to be on a plane for at least a couple of hours, this is one of the most enjoyable ways to pass the time. Find out ahead of time if the airline will be offering movies on your flight. If there isn’t an in-flight movie available, you can simply download a movie to your computer or tablet, put in your earbuds, and get lost in the story. 

Listen to Music

One of the most relaxing things to do while you’re flying is to just kick back, close your eyes, and enjoy your favorite music. Create your playlist ahead of time and leave your worries behind for a few hours. When you listen to your playlist again after you return home, it will bring back fond memories of your California getaway. 


Regular movement is essential for passengers, especially on long flights, because it ensures proper circulation and prevents blood clots. To keep the blood flowing and pass the time, walk up and down the aisle and do some gentle stretching. 

If you’re flying to Southern California and you want to stay at one of the most affordable yet comfortable hotels near downtown San Diego, reserve your room today at Sunrise Inn San Diego. You’ll be amazed by our unbeatable rates as well as our spacious rooms, stunning views of the harbor, and proximity to the most popular attractions in America’s Finest City. Call one of our friendly team members today at (619) 223-5544 to make your reservation.

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