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Phoenix, Arizona
Fast Facts
ACTIVITIES
Walking
Museum
Market / Fair
Children's Theatre
Garden / Park
Historic Interest
Wildlife Park
Horseback Riding
Jeep Safari
 
 
 
 
Family-Friendly Tours
 
Points of Interest Nearby
 
 

Superstition Mountains

 

Photo by Alfredo De Simone

While it may be tempting to spend a Phoenix family vacation within the confines of a five-star luxury resort, families venturing beyond the swimming pool, spa and golf course will quickly discover that there are lots of fun things to do with kids in the Valley of the Sun. Area parks such as South Mountain, McDowell Mountain and White Tank Mountain Regional Park offer more than a bit of 'green', hiking, biking and horseback riding await outdoor adventure seekers. If quintessential southwest is your goal, explore Hohokam Indian ruins and participate in a simulated excavation at the Deer Valley Rock Art Center. Tour a re-created Zuni Pueblo and participate in hands-on activities at the Heard Museum. Families in search of the 'Old West' will want to head to Goldfield Ghost Town and pan for gold and tour a once functioning gold mine. Jeep tours and amusement parks, not to mention the Phoenix Zoo and professional sporting matches, are but a few of the Phoenix attractions offering family fun.
Kid-Friendly Hotels in Phoenix

2400 East Missouri Avenue

Phoenix, AZ 85016

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There are five reasons to consider the Arizona Biltmore. 1) Designed by Albert Chase McArthur and opened in 1929, this Frank Lloyd Wright inspired resort is a historic landma ...
  • Swimming Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Activities for Kids
  • Play Area
  • Spa
  • Tennis

8000 S. Arizona Grand Parkway

Phoenix, AZ 85044

USA

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KIDS

The 7-acre Oasis Water Park is the main draw for families at the sprawling Arizona Grand Resort. This water wonderland, voted a top 10 water park by Travel Channel, boasts an ...
  • Swimming Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Activities for Kids
  • Spa
  • Fitness Center
  • Tennis

5350 E. Marriott Drive

Phoenix, AZ 85054

USA

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KIDS

The JW Marriott Desert Ridge Resort is ideal for families that put a premium on hotel activities but not on proximity. The hotel boasts four swimming, eight tennis courts and ...
  • Swimming Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Activities for Kids
  • Spa
  • Tennis
  • Golf

5594 W. Wild Horse Pass Blvd

Chandler, AZ 85226

USA

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KIDS

The Sheraton Wild Horse Pass Resort may not be luxurious yet it's one of the Phoenix area's best family resorts. Not only is the attitude kid-friendly, the resort boasts a mu ...
  • Swimming Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Activities for Kids
  • Spa
  • Horseback Riding
  • Golf

6000 East Camelback Road

Scottsdale, AZ 85251

USA

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KIDS

It’s hard to knock The Phoenician. This palatial resort is simply elegant. It’s set on 250 acres of meticulously groomed ground. It boasts a two-acre cactus garden and mu ...
  • Swimming Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Activities for Kids
  • Spa
  • Tennis
  • Golf
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