Planning a Scottsdale family vacation can be fun and exciting lead-in that gets the whole family amped up for the trip. There are many activities for you and your family can do, and planning them out is half the fun! Besides seeing the beautiful Sonoran Desert, you and your family can visit the many attractions that are located in Scottsdale, from visiting the museums or a zoo, there is always something fun and exciting to do in this Arizona city. What will you add to your family trip plans for Scottsdale? Start your Scottsdale family vacation by booking a delightful kid-friendly hotel with a memorable pool.
Many people go on family vacation during the summer time. Since it's technically the off-season for this Southwest destination, you can often find some pretty impressive summer savings at top Scottsdale hotels like the Pointe Hilton Squaw Peak Resort and Wigwam resort. Nobody will care that it's hot during your Scottsdale family vacation, because these luxury resorts have amazing pools.
Stay at the one of many kid-friendly hotels in Scottsdale that has a restaurant for easy mealtimes, like the Fairmont Resort Scottsdale which offers two on-site restaurants. The Fairmont Resort Scottsdale is two miles away from the Cracker Jax Family Fun and Sports Park. With the pool, teen's lounge and a playground, there is something for the whole family to do while staying at the hotel.
One of the exciting things to do in Scottsdale is visiting the McCormick-Stillman Railroad Park. The railroad park sits on 40 acres, on it there are playgrounds and a carousel, railroad museum, and a train to ride. It's one of the best places to see in Scottsdale and is a favorite among visiting families. If you're your family are not into trains, or are just feeling a bit overheated, head on over to Phoenix, to the Tempe Town Lake Splash Playground.
On your Scottsdale family vacation, you'll be right next door to the city of Phoenix, and the Phoenix Zoo is always fun to visit. There are many animals to see, over 1,300 actually, and walking trails for those times when you just want to take a nice, scenic walk. Recognized as being in the top five zoos for kids in the United States, this zoo is a must-see on your Scottsdale family vacation. If you want to have more fun in the sun, head over to the Castles-n-Coasters to enjoy some rides, video games and a spirited game of 18-hole miniature golf.
Escape the heat at the Arizona Science Center. With over 350 air-conditioned, hands-on exhibits, there is always something to engage every member of the family. Take a break from exploring the exhibits by heading over to the Planetarium and the IMAX. This fun-filled, educational museum is one of the best things to do in Scottsdale on a hot afternoon.
While there's definitely lots to do on a Scottsdale family vacation, and best of all, many
kid-friendly hotels in Scottsdale to consider as a home base for your trip. This Southwest gem is close to Phoenix and just a short drive away from urban and rural destinations, and it's a lovely place to visit anytime of year. For the best trip-planning experience, involve the kids, and use MiniTime's resources to help you decide which things to do in Scottsdale deserve to be added to you trip plan. You're family will look forward to your trip to the great American Southwest if they know what's in store.