Things to Do in Phoenix

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Water Parks in Phoenix

Summer daytime temperatures can easily top 100, so it’s good to have a few water parks in Phoenix in mind for your possible itinerary. The Travel Channel rated Oasis Water Park at Arizona Grand Resort & Spa one of the “Top 10 Water Parks in the Country,” with its 7 acres of wave pools, eight-story slides, river rides, and exhilarating jet sprays.

The Phoenix Wet N’ Wild is a fantastic day trip for little ones and teenagers alike, with a Soak Em’ Playground and Boogie Board Beach in the “junior” section, to the Crazy Cactus Roaring River, Monsoon Bay Wave Pool, and Serpentine waterslides or thrill ride section.

The Phoenix Zoo offers many opportunities to “cool off” with the spray ground, Yakulla Caverns waterfall play area, indoor air-conditioned exhibits, and manta ray touch tank.

Free Things to do in Phoenix

You needn’t search too hard for free things to do in Phoenix. Get panoramic views of the entire city from Dobbin’s Lookout in South Mountain Park. Hike Camelback Mountain Echo Canyon Recreation Area early in the morning for rewarding scenery. The Maricopa County Parks and Recreation Events Calendar always has a list of active, family-friendly events for the budget-conscious.

If you like museums, you never have to pay entry at Arizona Capitol Museum or the Mesa Arts Center. Most museums offer free admission certain days or times, such as the Desert Botanical Garden, Phoenix Art Museum, and Children’s Museum.

Get a taste of the Old West at Goldfield Ghost Town on the site of a historic gold mine, which does gunfighter shows on the weekends.

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Phoenix Sightseeing

The Musical Instrument Museum, Desert Botanical Garden, Heard Art Museum, Camelback Mountain, and Chase Field are the five most popular attractions in Phoenix. Viator.com lists many Phoenix sightseeing tours to choose from, including guided adventures by foot, jeep, horseback, bicycle, Segway, helicopter, airplane, hot air balloon, raft, boat, zipline, and train.

Spend time in Phoenix neighborhoods like:

The upscale shopping/dining paradise of Old Town Scottsdale

The festivals and recreation of Tempe Town Lake

The kitschy Western cowboy vibe in Cave Creek

The vibrant college scene of Mill Avenue

The specialty boutiques of 5th Avenue

The concerts and arts of Downtown Phoenix

Kids Activities Phoenix

There is an entire website dedicated to the best kids’ activities Phoenix has to offer. Among their top picks are the Children’s Museum of Phoenix, the Phoenix Zoo, Party Jungle indoor amusement park, the Enchanted Island Amusement Park, Imagination Avenue indoor play activity center, and the Arizona Science Center’s 300 touchable exhibits.

Kids aged 7 to early teens may enjoy area activities such as: Laser Quest Phoenix, the Octane Raceway in Scottsdale, Jump Street trampoline parks in Chandler and Glendale, or Ice Den in Scottsdale and Chandler. You’ll find a regular calendar of kid events on the Phoenix Kids Out and About website.

Entertainment Phoenix

When seeking entertainment, Phoenix visitors are flocking to the newly created Entertainment District between Seventh Avenue and Seventh Street, and Hance Park on Moreland Street to the Warehouse District on Hadley Street. This one-square-mile section of town offers bars, breweries, nightclubs, concert venues, and shops. Sports fans will find a fun night out watching professional baseball, hockey, men’s basketball, and women’s basketball.

Phoenix is known for having a thriving blues and jazz scene with performances at The Nash, Rhythm Room, and Char’s Has The Blues. Live rock music venues like Joe’s Grotto, The Rebel Lounge, Alice Cooperstown, Crescent Ballroom, The Van Buren, and Lost Leaf cater to unique local indie acts as much as big touring artists. Phoenix boasts its own symphony, ballet, and theatre troupes. The Phoenix New Times is an excellent resource for up-to-the-minute entertainment happening in and around Phoenix.

As you can see, there is no shortage of things to do in Phoenix. The Phoenix vacation experts at CasaGo are here to help with your travel planning, whether you need a place to stay, a spare light bulb, or more details about how to maximize your time in the city. If you are a local investor with a Phoenix rental property you’d like promoted and managed professionally, contact us to see if we’re a good fit.

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