With the suspension of large events and many of our favorite venues shut down until further notice, it’s time to get creative when it comes to things to do. Here are five ways to beat the quarantine blues in the Valley this weekend.
1. Find your Zen (virtually).
Almost anything can be done virtually now – including aligning your mind, body and soul. Amid the pandemic, Phoenix-based organization Only Human has been providing a platform for people to practice self-care from anywhere. This Sunday, join certified yoga teacher and life coach Mel Rhoden for a live one-hour yoga class via YouTube to calm your mind during this chaotic time.
2. Get fit for a good cause.
Kick off Breast Cancer Awareness Month by helping to raise funds for the Breast Cancer Research Foundation – and have fun and stay active while doing it! Team Tasha, a new local nonprofit event, invites participants to do anything sports-related, from pilates to pickleball, to meet a $100,000 goal. This unique event was created in support of Tasha Vatistas, co-owner of Launch Real Estate, who has stage four triple-negative breast cancer. Learn more here.
3. Take a foodie stroll through Tempe.
For just $5, you can enjoy discounted food and drink menus at nearly a dozen different restaurants around Tempe from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. this Saturday. Participating merchants include Pita Jungle, Pedal Haus Brewery and Spinelli’s Pizzeria. The stroll is free-flowing, at your own pace and socially distant. Visit downtowntempe.com for more details.
4. Jumpstart your weekend at Sky Zone.
The world’s first indoor trampoline park is celebrating its Sweet 16 this Friday and its giving guests a special birthday gift – free jumps! Sky Zone has locations in Phoenix and Peoria and features wall-to-wall trampoline courts and other exciting attractions such as a foam zone and an obstacle course. From 3 to 6 p.m., Sky Zone Peoria is offering complimentary 30-minute jump passes to all guests and from 3 to 8 p.m., get 30 minutes free when purchasing a 90- or 120-minute jump pass at Sky Zone Phoenix.
5. Get a coffee and give back.
This Friday, purchase a smoothie, soda or coffee from any Dutch Bros. location and $1 will be donated to Phoenix Children’s Hospital. Dubbed Buck for Kids Day of Giving, this special event will take place from open to close. Post about your experience using the hashtags #BuckForKids and #DBAZ4PCH.