Social Distancing Activities in Scottsdale
August 13, 2020
We’ve be practicing social distancing for a while now (seems like forever, doesn’t it?) and it looks like it may continue for a little longer. The good news is that things are starting to ease up a bit. While we all still need to take precautions like washing our hands, wearing a mask, and staying 6 feet apart, there are many ways to have fun here in beautiful Scottsdale. Before you visit any place, remember to call ahead to verify their hours of operation and what the rules are for that particular day. Things are still very fluid and may change day to day. Be prepared!
Enjoy the Outdoors
Enjoying outdoor Scottsdale social distancing activities is easy to do, even when practicing social distancing! Area golf courses are starting to open up – for singles only and be prepared to do some walking (no carts).
The McDowell Sonoran Preserve is a protected desert habitat where you can bike, run, hike or horseback ride. And with more than 200 miles of trails, it’s easy to practice social distancing. You’ll be sharing the trails with desert dwellers including bobcats, woodpeckers, hawks, and rattlesnakes, as well as the towering Saguaro cactus.
Kids of all ages love the Phoenix Zoo! You’ll need to go online to purchase tickets in advance for a specific day. Walk or drive through the zoo to observe over 3,000 animals including many threatened or endangered species like cute cotton-top tamarins, Komodo dragons, and speedy cheetahs.
Want to stay safe and stay with social distancing activities in Scottsdale at home? Set up a badminton or volleyball court, play cornhole (you can make the boards and bags yourself), or just toss around a Frisbee. Play with your family or if you invite friends over, play singles. Be adventurous and teach the kids how to cook outdoors – everyone should know how to grill a burger and make s’mores.
Enjoy the Indoors
For more Scottsdale social distancing activities, stay at home with the family! Dig out some old board games or card games or get the kids to show you how to play your favorite game online. Of course there’s always family movie night! Gather the family together, make a big bowl of buttered popcorn (or two) and watch a few movies with your kids. Many museums and the like offer virtual tours online – it’s a great way to travel safely!
Mindful Social Distancing Activities in Scottsdale
If you’re a little stressed out, there are ways to cope: meditate or do yoga out by the pool, commune with nature as you hike out to watch the sunrise, or just sit out on the patio and watch the colorful sunset.
This is the perfect time to learn a new skill or language. With all the apps out there, not to mention YouTube, it’s easy to learn something new. Like watercolor – with the amazing Sonoran Desert and surrounding mountains as your subject, you can’t mess it up!
Take the time to appreciate being with your family! Kids especially are going to remember this time forever, so make it as stress-free and enjoyable as you can. Take it easy and enjoy beautiful Scottsdale with your family. Stay safe!