The COVID-19 pandemic has completely upended the way that people in this country go about their daily lives. It has become clear that this is no longer simply an acute emergency that is going to go away quickly. This is a protracted disaster that has altered the way we interact with others. As Summer draws to a close and Fall moves in, this seemed like a good time to discuss some fun and safe activities visitors and residents to Phoenix can participate in during this ongoing pandemic.
There are ways to have fun and stay safe during COVID-19
Residents and visitors in and around Phoenix understandably want to stay safe during these time times. It is important to understand all recommendations in place from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) as well as Arizona health agencies. Generally, this includes maintaining social distancing at all times and wearing a mask, particularly when indoors.
Arizona is no longer under any kind of stay at home older, and many businesses have reopened their doors to visitors. However, most establishments do have requirements about how many people they can have on their premises at once.
- Hiking and outdoors. The greater Phoenix area as plenty of places for hikers, bikers, and climbers. The Sonoran Desert is nearby, and there are plenty of guided and self-guided tours and activities you can participate in.
- Go to the zoo. There are plenty of places to see wildlife in and around the Phoenix area. This includes at the Phoenix Zoo, Wildlife World Zoo and Aquarium, and the Out of Africa Wildlife Park.
- Drive-in movies. While you may not be comfortable going into an indoor movie theater right now, that does not mean you won’t be able to see a movie at all. Drive-in movie screens are popping up all over Phoenix, and there and there are plenty of movie genres to choose from.
- Museums. The greater Phoenix area is truly rich with arts and culture. This includes various museums such as the Heard Museum, the Phoenix Art Museum, Arizona Science Center, and more.
- Arizona Falls. If you want to take some time to see a beautiful natural, 20-foot drop on the Arizona Canal, head over to 56th and 58th streets. This is a great place to stop by and sit for a little bit if you were out walking, jogging, or biking.
- Downtown Phoenix. While there may be fewer people out right now, downtown Phoenix is still beautiful. While keeping social distancing in mind, there are plenty of places you can enjoy activities while still remaining safe, even if it is just for a leisurely stroll to view the beauty of our city.
This may change depending on the track of the virus
Depending on how COVID-19 continues to spread across Arizona, stay at home orders and/or business openings and closures may change. State and local health officials will continue to monitor any uptick in COVID-19 cases and make adjustments as necessary. As we all work together to combat this virus, it is important for everybody to take steps to protect one another.