What To Do in Animal Crossing: New Horizons | Daily & Weekly To-Do List | ACNH - Animal Crossing: New Horizons (Switch)

This is a list of things to do every day in the game Animal Crossing: New Horizons (ACNH) for the Nintendo Switch. Learn what features reset every day and what tasks can only be done at certain times of the day.

What Can You Do In New Horizons?

What can you do in Animal Crossing New Horizons

Just Starting Out

If you've started the game, but aren't sure what to do and don't want to miss out on anything, click here to jump to the main part of this guide: The daily checklist.

If you're wondering what all the fuss is about, read on!

What Even Is This?

There's no quest markers on the map, and the quirky animal villagers only seem to comment on normal, every day stuff, no mention of impending doom you need to rescue them from or the coming of the demon lord. What is going on?!

Animal Crossing is probably different from most games you know, but it's all about those small moments.

It's a place for you to relax, bond with the muscle-maniac duck telling you how swole your house is, do a bit of fishing, decorate your island and house to be a spot of refuge, or even just water your flowers to see more grow.

There are many things to do and we hope you can find the same joy playing this game as we did!

Completed the Story

Or maybe you're already an Animal Crossing pro. You got K.K. Slider to come to your island and aren't sure what to do next.

Nook won't give you any more suggestions, but we've got your back! Check out our post-game, 100% checklist and get cracking:

Animal Crossing: New Horizons 100% Checklist

Things to Do Every Day

Task Ranking by Priority

Task Priority
Access the Nook Stop ★★★★★
Nook Mileage+ (2x Bonus) ★★★★★
Find the Message Bottle ★★★★★
Dig up Fossils ★★★★★
Bury Bells in the shiny ground ★★★★★
Check for Visiting Characters ★★★★★
Hit Rocks ★★★★☆
Pull up weeds ★★★☆☆
Pick fruits ★★☆☆☆
Buy new furniture ★★☆☆☆
Water the flowers ★☆☆☆☆
Check the stock prices ★★★★★
(when buying)

Access the Nook Stop Once Daily

Daily Nook Miles
Once a day, you can get Nook Miles by accessing the Nook Stop at Resident Services. If you access continuously every day, without missing a day, the Miles you recieve increase. The max reward is 300 Miles per day after you've logged in 7 days in a row.

You can continue to get 300 Miles everyday, but if you miss a day the reward will be reset to first day and 50 Miles, and you'll have to access it 7 days in a row again.

How to Get Nook Miles Fast

Complete Nook Mileage+ Activities

One of the things you should definitely do every day is the Nook Mileage+ tasks. Each day, the first five available Mileage Activities will yield double the reward of Nook Miles. These are limited to five each day, so be sure to complete these activities to make sure you earn Miles at the maximum rate.

Mileage+ Activities don't roll over

If you complete a Mileage+ task halfway, and then wait until the next day, the tasks you haven't finished yet will be replaced.

For example, for a task 'Sell Fruit' in which you must sell 5 pieces of fruit will disappear if the next day begins, even if you've already sold 4 pieces of fruit. In addition, even if the “Sell Fruit” task appears again later, your previously sold 4 fruits won't be counted towards it. Be sure to complete all Mileage+ tasks on the day they appear – you snooze, you lose!
How to Get Nook Miles Fast

Find the Message Bottle on the Beach

Message Bottle on the Beach
Every day, you can find a Message Bottle somewhere on your beaches, granting you a DIY recipe.

You can also find Message Bottles on Mystery Tour islands.

Talk to Residents for More DIY Recipes

Another sure way to get one is visiting your animal residents when they are at home. At least one of the residents at home will be working on a DIY project that they will gladly share with you!

The DIY Recipes are Random

Since the recipes you get from both of these methods are random, you won't be guaranteed a new recipe every time. However, you can trade DIY recipes with other players over at our trading board.

Recipe and Fruit Trading Board

Dig up Fossils

Be sure to dig up fossils every day. After fossils have been assessed by Blathers, they'll become much more valuable than fruits or other collectible items, so it's good to prioritize getting all of these every day.

Complete Fossil List | How to Find Fossils

Hit rocks


Hitting rocks with your Shovel is a great way to earn money and supplies. If you dig two holes behind you to hold yourself in place, you'll be able to hit a rock the maximum number of times to get the maximum possible reward. Rocks can yield items which are often used in DIY Recipes, such as Iron Nuggets, Stones, and Clay, and even Bells can come out if you find the rare Money Rock.

Dig up shiny ground

When you find shiny ground, you'll be able to dig it up to obtain 1000 Bells. On top of that, you can bury as many Bells as you like in the shining hole left behind to grow a Money Tree. The safest choice seem to be 10,000 Bells, but there is always a chance to get 3 times the amount you put in.

How to Plant a Money Tree

Check for Visiting Special Characters

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Every day you'll want to check whether a Special character is visiting or not. They can either be in front of the Resident Services building or wandering around somewhere on the island, so we recommend checking everywhere if you have the time.

List of Special Characters and Visitors

They can sometimes be seen on the Title Screen

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After you've started the game, the title screen will appear and sometimes it will also show visiting Special characters. However, even if they're not shown on the title screen, a Special character might still be visiting, so the best way to make sure is to check yourself.

Pull out weeds

Maintain the good appearance of your island by pulling out weeds from the ground. Weeds can be used in DIY Recipes, as well as sold for 10 Bells each. Pulling weeds also contributes to the Greedy Weeder and Weed Eater Mileage Activities, so you can hit two birds with one stone.

Picking fruit


After planting fruit trees on your island, shake the trees to knock down and collect the fruits. These can be sold for money, and new to this game, they can also be eaten to give stamina to your character. Each point of stamina allows your villager to pick up one fully-grown tree with a Shovel and put it in their bag.

Be sure to plant fruits from other islands, which can be sold for 500 Bells apiece, much more than the fruits native to your island.
How to Get All Fruits

Buy new furniture

Buying Furniture at Nooks Cranny
If you're planning to complete the catalog of furniture, you'll want to make sure that you check Nook's Cranny every day to see if there's any furniture on sale that you don't already own. It might not come around again for a while, so be sure to snap it up!

Designing Your House - How to Use Storage and Decorating Mode

Water the Flowers

Giving water to flowers helps them grow. Unlike previous games in the series, flowers won't wilt even when deprived of water, so this task has a low priority. Watering flowers instead causes flowers to breed and spread around, making your island more lush.

Check the price of turnips

Turnip Prices.jpg
If you've been buying turnips every Sunday morning up to this point, you'll want to check the prices of turnips every day without fail. If you wait one week without selling your turnips, they will rot and become unsellable, so you definitely don't want to forget this one.

Remember that the prices change once per day, so you have to check both in the morning and evening.

Things to Do Every Week

Check the price of turnips every Sunday morning

Daisy Mae and Turnip Prices

Every Sunday morning, Daisy Mae will visit your town to sell turnips. If they're cheap, you'll want to buy as many as you can. Then, the following week, you can check the price of turnips each day, and when the price is high, sell your turnips back for a big profit.

For more info, see our guide on Turnips below:

Turnip Buying and Selling Guide

Related Links


All Tips & Tricks

Beginner Guides
Beginner's Guide to Animal Crossing New Horizons Unchangeable Features
Choosing a Hemisphere Best Island Layouts
What Should You Choose to Bring to the Island? Picking an Island Name
Best Tent Location How to Cross the River and Water
How to Get Furniture and Materials for House Kits How to Climb Cliffs
Gameplay Basics
What Happens When You Eat Fruit? How to Get Rid of a Bee Sting
What Happens When You Faint? When Does a New Day Start?
How to Use the Camera How to Use the Rescue Service
How to Add Best Friends Wind and Weather
Tips and Tricks
Things to Do Every Day All Island Shops and Facilities Upgrades
New Horizons 100% Checklist Time Traveling Guide
How to Increase Inventory Space How to Get Presents from Balloons
Max Villagers and How to Get New Villagers to Move In How to Kick Out Villagers
How to Get Specific Villagers You Want How to Raise Your Island's Star Rating
Infinite Tarantula Island Art Guide | List of Artworks and Fakes
List of All K.K. Slider Songs -
Money, Miles and Shopping
Nook Mileage Program Activities & Rewards List Nook Miles+ Challenges and Rewards
Nook Stop Explained Spending Nook Miles
How to Get Nook Miles Fast How to Make Money Bags (Bell Bags)
How to Get Bells (Money) Fast Money Rock and How to Hit the Rock 8 Times
How to Grow Money Trees from Glowing Spots How to Get Bank Interest
Should You Use the Drop-Off Box? How to Get the Royal Crown
House and Storage
How to Pay Off Your Loan and Upgrade Your Tent and House How to Move Your House
How to Store Furniture and Other Items Designing Your House - How to Use Storage and Decorating Mode
How to Raise Your Happy Home Academy (HHA) Rank Feng Shui Color and Effect Guide
How to Get Rid of Cockroaches | Catching Cockroaches How to Get Moving Wallpaper
How to Get Moving Flooring List of Roof Colors
Reimagine Your Character
How To Make A Passport | Passport Title List Changing Hair and Face
How to Get / Fix Bedhead -
Reshape Your Island
How Close Can You Plant Trees? How to Chop Wood and Pull Up Trees
How to Get Palm Trees on Your Island How to Build a Bridge
How to Build Slopes, Stairs and Inclines How to Break Rocks
How to Change the Island Tune How to Use Island Designer
List of NookPhone Apps Mystery Island Tour and Nook Miles Ticket Guide
How to Unlock Reactions How to Send Letters and Postcards
Wish on a Shooting Star to Get Star Fragments Lost Item Guide
Party Play | Playing on One Switch Online Play
What Can You Do Online? -
System Info
System Requirements List of Controls
Maintenance | How to Fix an Error How to Delete Save Data
How to Add or Delete Players Can You Transfer Data From Pocket Camp?
amiibo Compatibility NookLink Features
The Language Setting How to Pre-Load


20 Anonymous2 months

>>19 oh okay yah but feel free to chill and everything do whatever you want acnh or any ac game dont rlly need efficiency just have fun :)

19 Anonymous2 months

>>18 posting as that 17th anon... what i meant was that i was done exploring etc getting familiar with the game. now i want to progress good hahaha

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