16 Fun Things to Do Outside This Summer in Phoenix

COVID-19 may have canceled most daily activities, but it hasn’t canceled summer. There’s still so much fun to be had outdoors if only we know where to look. These are 16 entertaining things to do outside in Phoenix.

Go on a picnic

Everyone’s favorite quarantine activity: eating. Pack a blanket, food, and your quarantine squad and have lunch in a secluded location.

Have a front yard BBQ

Social distancing means “physical distancing.” Bring your grill to the front yard and have your neighbors do the same. Sit at an appropriate distance and share some quality time together.

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Try backyard yoga

Since you can’t hit the gym three times a week anymore, find a yoga mat, and try some simple poses. It’s also a great way to lessen anxiety.

Challenge someone to a bike race

If you’re looking for things to do outside in Phoenix to get exercise, set race course limits in your area and see who gets to the end and back the fastest.

Go for a swim

At-home pools never have to close. Put on your suit, grab a donut-shaped floaty, and lounge in the water.

Have a water gun fight

Try this if you have rowdy young ones. Fire up the hose and see who gets soaked the fastest; it’ll definitely brighten up your day.

Master a TikTok dance

Tik Tok dances are a lot more enjoyable with a friend. You can still do them together, six feet apart. Film from a distance and you’re all set.

Have a paint war

Instead of water balloons, how about paint balloons? Fill the balloons with colorful paint and start flinging. This fun thing to do outside will help you find a little extra life during this dark time. Also, you may get some funny pictures out of it.

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Draw on the sidewalk with chalk

Quarantine is a time to expand your creativity. Use chalk to paint a picture or even an inspiring message in your yard or on the sidewalk; you never know who needs it.

Read a book

Reading actually really helps pass the time, did you know? Search the web for titles that interest you and soak in the sun along with a new adventure.

Lay outside

Luckily the sun isn’t quarantining, so we can all have that beautiful bronze glow.

Go on a scavenger hunt

Scavenger hunts are an awesome thing to do outside to keep busy when there’s nothing else to do. Hide an ultimate prize, start from the inside, and head on out!

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Try stargazing

This one requires a little bit of a drive, but head up north to a quiet, clear spot. This is both romantic and time-consuming in the heart of nature.

Go to quarantine prom

A lot of would-be seniors are devastated over the loss of their prom, so why not throw them one? Dress up and decorate for a night that is just as unforgettable.

Watch a movie on a projector

Yet another thing to do while keeping six feet apart, play a flick on your garage door and invite the neighbors. Remember your popcorn.

Start a bonfire

If anyone has a constant craving for s’mores, this is a good idea for you. Snag some graham crackers belt out classic campfire songs to have a few laughs.


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