AZ Takeout Weeks
In support of local restaurants during this trying time, the Arizona Restaurant Association is announcing Arizona TakeOut Weeks.
This website serves as a resource to local diners regarding take out, curb side, and delivery options for participating restaurants — and more will be announced soon.
Broadway Plays and Musicals You Can Watch On Stage From Home
From “Newsies” to “Sweeney Todd,” Playbill is running down some of the best filmed Broadway shows—and where to find them. playbill.com
You can get your daily dose of Butterflies on Butterfly Wonderland’s social media channels and on their website “Your Rainforest Adventure…At Home.” Look for incredible educational programming as well as videos and photos of what’s happening in the building every day.
Enjoy 12 virtual Disneyland rides from the comfort of your home. You can take the plunge on Splash Mountain, fly through Peter Pan’s Flight, and escape the temple on Indiana Jone’s Adventure without leaving your couch when you watch virtual Disneyland rides on YouTube.
Google Earth Has Virtual Tours of 31 National Parks in the U.S.
The map and satellite imagery masters at Google Earth have put together a series of guided virtual tours of 31 national parks around the country, providing a stunning glimpse of the trails and vistas you can take advantage of if you visit them in real life. earth.google.com.
Travel from the comfort of your recliner to Petra, the Great Barrier Reef, Angkor Wat, El Capitan, Galapagos Islands and more with Google Maps.
Museums Offer Virtual Tours You Can Take on Your Couch
Take a look at just some of Google’s top museums that are offering online tours and exhibits. Museums around the world are also sharing their most zen art on social media to help people cope with staying home.
We know you can’t visit the Aquarium right now, but that doesn’t mean you can’t experience the wonders of aquatic life! Visit Oceanic Adventure for educational content for kids (and adults!).
The Phoenix Zoo
The zoo is bringing animals to you with their Digital Safari featuring live educational programming, virtual safaris and an abundance of cute photos and videos of animals, behind-the-scenes caretaking by our keepers, and in-depth stories of the Zoo and their amazing residents!
The Phoenix Zoo is also keeping “Big Blue” lit up every night through at least May as a symbol and beacon of hope during these difficult times.
Big Blue, a nearly ninety-foot-tall eucalyptus tree is one of the most recognizable features of the Zoo’s annual holiday light display; ZooLights. Starting tonight, (Friday, March 27), and every night hereafter, from 6 pm-7 am, the tree will remain lit with nearly 35,000 beautiful, bright and glowing blue lights to be seen from near and far as a symbol of solidarity, community and togetherness in a time of uncertainty.
Travel and Leisure
Virtual train rides offer viewers the chance to zone out and calm the mind, while seeing new landscapes, some of which many people will never experience in real life, quarantine or not. You can experience 13 virtual train rides by visiting travelandleisure.com.
Walt Disney World
Pretend you are in the middle of the action on these free virtual Disney rides that take you through all the dips, turns and fun at Walt Disney World, Epcot and Disney’s Hollywood Studios.