Most of us have been stuck inside the house for months due to COVID-19 and are desperately in need of some fun and excitement. Arizona no longer has a stay-at-home order and some businesses have reopened, but businesses like bars, restaurants, and theaters are still restricted. However, there’s still plenty to go out and experience in Phoenix this weekend while staying safe!
Take in a Museum
Now’s the perfect time to avoid the crowds and take in a museum! The Musical Instrument Museum is open, and while large events and programs are still closed, the museum is open to groups of 10 or fewer, and changes have been made to ensure safety. The Heard Museum is also open, and is recognized for its world-class exhibitions and advancing American Indian art.
Get Yourself Something Sweet
While restaurants are closed to dine-in customers, you can still indulge your sweet tooth with some unique ice cream from Sweet Republic! Their Phoenix and Scottsdale locations are available for takeout or delivery. Don’t miss out on exotic flavors like Black Sesame, Earl Grey Tea, Sweet Corn, or Honey Lavender.
Test Your Wits and Escape the Room
Looking for some excitement? Escape the Room is 60 minutes of thrilling action, with clues to find and puzzles to solve in the best escape rooms in Arizona. All escape games are private, so you won’t share the escape room, or even the lobby, with anyone else, and all rooms are thoroughly cleaned and sanitized between games. Escape the Room has locations in Scottsdale and Chandler, and you can book your escape room online.
Go See a Movie
You can still catch the latest movies or even classic movies at the West Wind Drive-In in Glendale. With weekly double features of such classics like Indiana Jones, Jaws, and Weird Science, you’re sure to find something for everyone. And don’t worry about bringing snacks, because they have a full snack bar.
Enjoy the Beauty of the Desert
The lush gardens at the Boyce Thompson Arboretum are spectacular. Located just an hour east of Phoenix, you can walk the Cactus Garden, a one and a quarter mile trail, with hundreds of birds, contemplative mazes, a pristine lake, and more cactus varieties than you’ve ever seen.
Paddle and Splash
Find some fun on the lake! Pedalboats, paddleboards, kayaks, and more are available for rent at Tempe Town Lake and Kiwanis Lake. It’s easy to socially distance on the lake, and boats are disinfected are each rental. You can even rent a big, goofy swan boat!
Experience the Grand Canyon
There’s really not much we can say about the Grand Canyon. It’s the Grand Canyon. Every trip to it is unforgettable. Everyone in Arizona has to go at least once, and will definitely take you longer than a day to experience all of it, but day trips are popular.