A Family Vacation In Phoenix Arizona Offers More Than Cool Pools And Slippery Water Slides
ne of America’s top parks such as South Mountain,
outdoor destinations and McDowell or Papago. And if
the country's fifth largest quintessential southwest is your
city, it is not an accident that goal, explore Hohokam Indian
Phoenix is home to several of the ruins and participate in a
best destination resorts located simulated excavation at the Deer
in the United States. Explore Valley Rock Art Center or pan for
desert parks and lakes, tour gold and tour a gold mine in
archaeology ruins and historic Goldfield Ghost Town.
gold mining towns, or visit one
of the many the museums and On the chance that it does rain
state-of-the-art sporting or the kids simply need a break
facilities. from the great outdoors, take
advantage of Valley’s cultural
From Surprise to Apache Junction, side. Children of all ages will
the twenty distinct communities enjoy exploring a re-created Zuni
that make up the greater Phoenix Pueblo and participating in
area offer visitors everything hands-on activities at the Heard
from the slow-paced rural Museum, discovering science and
southwest to a bustling college technology at the Arizona Science
atmosphere. Whether your interest Center, or taking in a
is sports or archaeology, history performance at one of the
or hiking, biking, horseback children’s theaters, Childsplay
riding, or bird watching Phoenix or Valley Youth Theatre.
offers something for everyone not
wanting to venture beyond the While you will need to do a fair
Valley of the Sun. bit of planning if you intend to
take advantage of the many
Enjoy hiking, biking and activities unique to Phoenix,
horseback riding at the many area there is no need to venture very
far. Many child-friendly While shuttle services will get
activities are less than an you to and from your hotel and
hour’s drive from anywhere in the public transport will get you
Valley. around downtown, families wishing
to venture beyond their resort
So if you are looking to escape should consider renting a car. A
the bitter cold of winter or an light rail system is scheduled to
overcast rainy spring, plan a begin operation in 2009.
trip to Phoenix and once you've
pulled your kids away from the Greater Phoenix Convention &
numerous activities offered at Visitors Bureau
your destination resort, explore
a few of the many fun things to When to travel
see and do in the Valley of the The best time to visit is from
Sun. November to April.
Getting there Weather Underground
The Sky Harbor International
Airport is conveniently located Health & safety
in the heart of Phoenix. Direct Car seats are required for
flights to/from most U.S. children weighing 40 pounds or
locations. International flights less. Booster seats are required
to London (UK) and several cities for children under the age of 8
in Canada and Mexico. or less than 4 feet 9 inches (144
cm) tall. Children under 12
City of Phoenix should sit in the back seat and
Your mode of transportation will Arizona GOHS
greatly influence your options.
Things to keep in mind
Distance! The greater Copyright © more2explore S.r.l.
metropolitan area covers nearly All rights reserved.
2000 square miles.
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Ann LoCicero is the founder of www.kidscantravel.com an emergent website for families intent on making the most of their leisure time together.
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