If you think being sober is boring, I'm here to tell you that it's not! Here are 5 sober activities you can do any day or night of the week. And as an added bonus, you will wake up the next day remembering every second!
Take a Hike
If you aren't much of a hiker, go walk around your neighborhood park. The key here is to move your body for at least 30-45 minutes to get those endorphins moving (the chemicals in your brain that make you feel good). This is a FREE activity, so get out there and get some fresh air! I personally like to hike Piestawa Peak every Saturday morning with a group called The Phoenix (more on them in another post).
Did you know there are several roller rinks in the valley? And they have adult night skating? If you feel like you are no good(that's me over here), or have never been, adult night is the best night to go! You don't have to worry about knocking any kids out, one less thing to focus on. The cost is about $15(with skate rental) and it lasts about 3 hours. If you're interested in more details about adult night, DM us on Instagram.
Visit a Farmer's Market
One of my favorite things to do is shop local. I go to my local farmer's market (in Gilbert) and check out all the awesome vendors several times a month. Not only is there fresh produce, but a TON of other stuff. There are food trucks, a variety of drink vendors (my favorite to try), artists, homemade tortillas, different types of sauces, and dog treats. You aren't required to purchase anything so this event is FREE, but plan on spending around $30. Each market's days and times vary so check before heading out to the one in your neighborhood!
Go Ice Skating
Another great idea is to go ice skating. Your local ice rink will have an open skate time posted on their website. We went on a saturday afternoon and it was fairly busy but not so crowded it was difficult to skate. I would personally recommend the hockey skates as they don't have a tip that catches like the figure skates. I think they are easier to use. The cost is around $15 including skates, and open skate ran 2 hours.
Try a new Restaurant
There are a TON of options out there. Go to our location finder and check out a restaurant you haven't tried. The ones listed all have non-alcoholic options available on their menu. I personally HATE having to ask what they have and it makes me feel included when it's already listed on their menu. The price of this activity varies as each restaurant's prices vary. I usually plan on spending about $30/person. Tag us on instagram @mocktailsofaz with where you decided to go and what you ordered!
This is the start (part 1) of a LONG list that will be added to as time goes on. Check back monthly to see more ideas for sober activities! We are also in the midst of adding a calendar of event that you can join and meet other sober curious individuals that enjoy the same things as you!