If you are looking for the best family activities in the Phoenix area, you have come to the right place. Phoenix is a wonderful choice for families looking for a warm winter destination. Commonly referred to as the “Valley of the Sun”, Phoenix rarely disappoints, as it averages 300 sunny days a year. I grew up in the Phoenix suburb of Tempe, and our kids love visiting. Our favorite time to visit is in the winter, spring, and fall, when the weather is best. Here are some of the best family activities in Phoenix and the surrounding area.
With its majestic Sonoran desert scenery and rapid renovation of its downtown, Phoenix, Arizona, is not as it appears. The city and its surrounding suburbs are a desert playground. Often referred to as the Valley of the Sun, it is surrounded on all sides by mountains and thrives on copious amounts of sunshine. There is an abundance of family friendly things to do on a weekend in Phoenix, so Expedia.com asked me to narrow it down to help plan your next trip.
Traveling to Phoenix for work feels surreal. It’s the city of my birth, yet it looks nothing like I remember. An electric light rail zips through the city, connecting the suburbs with downtown, and as a result a new Phoenix has risen. It is a place people seek out on weekends, wandering the streets, enjoying the cultural offerings, and sampling the local fare. The city and its suburbs are thriving, and welcoming visitors with open arms. Many travelers will arrive during the next month for the weather, but just as many will come for baseball and spring training.
10 Favorite Spring Break Destinations for Families When you aren’t planning on traveling for spring break, you have plenty of time to sit in your warm living room, look outside at the snow and dream of all the places you would love to visit this time of year. Growing up I lived in Phoenix, so our family often planned beach escapes in the summer (spring was too nice in Arizona to leave). During our early married years, we lived in San Diego (near the beach), so we dreamed of exotic spring destinations such as Europe. After we moved to Chicago, we could only dream about escaping the cold weather all winter long. My husband would love to go on a ski vacation, but every spring… [Read More]