Today, tragedy struck for those among us who thrive on social media. Facebook went down.

What are you supposed to do when you can't binge neighborhood drama or tacky restaurant reviews? Here are our top 5 things to do when Facebook goes down.

A Guide sign noting the historic route 66 in Groom, Texas
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Go Explore 6th Street

When I'm bored, and have nothing to do on the weekend, I enjoy going to 6th and checking out all of the antique stores. It never fails that you will find some oddity or trinket that will make you scratch your head.


Sarah Clark TSM
Sarah Clark TSM

Take In Some Art

Get some fresh air. Go take a walk downtown and see all of the artwork that has recently sprung up. You can see it for yourself instead of looking at photos someone else took. The Hoodoo Mural Festival just wrapped up, and there's some incredible artwork to take in.

Michael J. Rivera/TSM
Michael J. Rivera/TSM

Reconnect With Nature

We also have Wildcat Bluff and Palo Duro Canyon handy if you want to reconnect with the great outdoors for a little bit. You don't even have to be worried about getting a photo with Facebook and Instagram down. You won't have anywhere to share it and worry about "likes."

Sleeping Man Being Woken By Mobile Phone In Bedroom

Reconnect With Your Loved Ones

Make a phone call. Send a text message. Say hello to whoever it is that is in your immediate area. Reconnect with all of the life that's happening around you for a few minutes. Even better, you could actually ask someone what they've been up to and not already know the answer thanks to your Facebook feed.


Tourist couple buying pasta from food truck at outdoor market

Go Have Lunch Somewhere New, or Scavenger Hunt for Food Trucks

We have a lot of restaurants in the area, and I seriously doubt that we've all tried every single one. If you need some pointers, I recommend checking out David's if you haven't yet. The fajitas are great. You could sit down for a cozy meal at Napoli's downtown. You can always cruise around and go hunting for food trucks. Without Facebook to tell you where they are, you can treat it like a scavenger hunt.

The Five Beautiful Murals Added to Downtown Amarillo

The HooDoo Mural Festival of 2021 means there are five more gorgeous works of art that can be seen in Downtown Amarillo. These gorgeous splashes of color and creativity are a sight to behold.

Places to Take Pictures in Amarillo

The Incredible Street Art You'll Find Hidden Around Amarillo

Amarillo is full of astonishingly beautiful artwork in the most unlikely places. Check out our collection of the hidden gems you'll find around town. Some, you'll recognize from Downtown and others you might have to go hunting for.

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