5 Virtual Activities That Could Rival Zoom Happy Hours

May 19, 2021

What's one thing that's not been elusive over the past year?

Bonus points if you hit Zoom calls or virtual social events. We've all adapted to the new normal. From hosting games to virtual happy hour activities, most of us have chased the idea of making it fun.  

At Heygo, we've been celebrating just that - and more. It's been a changing landscape (pun intended) with exciting tour experiences and live-streamed virtual activities. We've sketched out five virtual experiences to make your next virtual happy hour effortless and fun!

Walking Safari in the South African Bush

Ever dreamt of going on an African wildlife safari? We've chalked out the best way for you to explore the outdoors this week.

Immerse yourself in the African wilderness from the comfort of your home. Together, we will explore one of South Africa's biggest wetland parks - it's also where you'll spot the country's largest number of hippos and crocodiles.

The park is home to more than just hippos and crocs: if you're lucky, you might just spot diving beetles, mangrove crabs, or tadpole eaters.  

Fun perk: You might also get interesting tidbits about life in the South African bush from Ashley, your guide. He spends a lot of his time out and about in the local wildlife, and has plenty of stories about hippos, zebras, elephants, rhinos - and so much more!

On the virtual wildlife tour, you'll get to unravel some of the UNESCO World Heritage site's hidden gems and explore what South Africa has to offer from the not-so-touristy trails.

Catalan cooking delights: Wine and garlic mussels

What better way to get together with your team and whip up some incredible food and wine? So we got working on answering this question: Which country has the best food? We picked Spain and got lucky!

Catalonia's home to some of the world's best wines, too. Through this experience, you'll learn how to make a recipe of French origin - but with a Catalan twist.

Popularly called blue cheese mussels, you'll not just get to dish this out with your colleagues and friends but also hear stories of Catalan's sparkling wine, its traditions, and history.

Make your own Vermouth!

Imagine getting together with your friends over a private bar in El Alambique, Spain, sipping a refreshing aperitif, and learning how to prepare your own citrus peel.

Move over Zoom happy hour, you've got your very own Vermouth masterclass.

Vermouth dates back as far as the 15th century, and conversations around its origins have sparked great debates and spilled more drinks than we can count. What's also interesting is that centuries ago, Asians, Greeks and Romans had vermouth for its medicinal benefits.

Infused with herbs, spices, and roots, the exact recipe is a fiercely guarded secret. If you're lucky, you might get a whiff of the secret behind the drink during the masterclass.

Hollywood Ghost Tour

As the sun goes down, Hollywood's popular Walk of Fame takes on a whole new persona.

If this has been on your bucket list, and has got you wondering: Is it free to go to Hollywood Walk of Fame? Yep, and you get to hear paranormal stories while you're at it.

On this virtual tour, join Matt, your guide, as you explore Hollywood's spooky side. You'll get to see historic streets, listen to stories of interesting phenomena, and find out the infamous story behind the Hollywood sign.

Create a painting on canvas

Here's a fun idea that could rival a Zoom happy hour - a paint party with your friends.

You don't have to be artistic for this one. With Zoe, a working professional artist, you get to unleash your inner artist. In this experience, you'll get to learn about her methods, techniques, and materials she uses.

"What a talented lady Zoe is and how lovely to spend a peaceful evening watching her create something beautiful. Although I am not an artist (I can barely paint a wall) I look forward to these sessions every week," says Hilary, a Heygoer.  

Grab a cuppa or your beverage of choice as you bring your painting to life!

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