It’s that time of year again. Kids are out of school; summer temperatures are rising and finding fun and exciting activities for everyone in the family seems to be a regular topic at the dinner table.
As a long-time Desert Ridge/North Phoenix resident, I’ve spent my fair share of time pouring over summer catalogs, reading popular Mom blogs and scouring the internet and social media to find ways to keep my family entertained during these warm summer months.
Whether you’re new to the area or just looking for ideas, here’s my personal list of tried-and-true favorites:
Summer Day Passes to Resorts.
This is always a winner and great for kids of all ages – myself and husband included. Some top-rated resorts in the Valley offer passes starting as low as $55 or you can splurge and rent a daybed or cabana that seats up to 6 and includes complimentary Wi-Fi, self-parking and more. Some of our top picks include (JW Marriott Desert Ridge, The Fairmont Scottsdale Princess and Hyatt at Gainey Ranch).
Water Parks and Splash Pads.
If your kids love the water like mine, Phoenix has great water parks, like Wet ‘n’ Wild Phoenix, where you can enjoy thrilling water slides, lazy rivers, and wave pools. For a more relaxed experience, Phoenix offers numerous splash pads around the Valley – perfect for younger children. Popular spots include Scottsdale Quarter, CityScape, Luci’s at The Orchard or Desert Ridge Marketplace.
Rent a Boat or Go Tubing.
A family favorite in my house is to rent a boat for the day and go tubing at Lake Pleasant. Be sure to check out Paqua Park, Hurricane Harbor and their amazing H2-WHOA floating water slides! They do not disappoint. Other great options include Bartlett Lake and tubing or kayaking down the Verde River.
Local Indoor Experiences –
While a day in the sun or splashing around in the water is always a good time, there are several indoor activities that are equally as entertaining.
Butterfly Wonderland, OdySea Aquarium, KTR, Octane Raceway, iFLY Indoor Skydiving and Sky Zone are all great activities to fill time and keep your kids active. The newest hot spot is Mavrix. If you haven’t had a chance to check them out, they offer bowling, VR, laser tag, arcades, great food and a bar. Local tip: For KTR and Sky Zone, be sure to watch for specials where they offer unlimited time for $75 for the season. For movie lovers, Harkins offers tickets as low as $3 – the perfect time to catch up on all the big summer blockbusters.
In addition to all of the above ideas, we’ve come up with a Summer Bucket List full of amazing, thrilling activities to also include in your summer 2023 plans!
From all of us here at The Kimberly Lowe Group, we hope you have the best Summer!
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