Family Friendly Activities in Phoenix and Scottsdale


Vacations can be the best times in your life or the worst times in your life, especially if you have children and can’t seem to find activities that are appreciated by the ENTIRE family. Visiting museums and art galleries or hitting the clubs every night is fun when you’re single and footloose, but if you have your children with you, these activities might not be the best idea; bored kids can wreak a lot of havoc! Fortunately, your family friendly vacation in Arizona is guaranteed to be one of the best kinds, filled with activities that are enjoyed by everyone from 2 to 92. Here’s a list of the top family friendly activities you can participate in when staying in a Phoenix or Scottsdale Book My Vacay vacation escape!

Bajada Nature Trail, Sonoran Desert Gateway

You don’t have to spend a lot of money to have a great time with your kids. The Bajada Nature Trail is a great way to show the beauty of the desert without costing a cent! This half-mile hike is paved and perfect for strollers and wheelchairs and offers an amazing glimpse into the wonders of the Sonoran Desert.

OdySea Aquarium, 9500 East Via De Ventura A100, Scottsdale

An aquarium in the desert? Is that even possible? It’s absolutely possible and absolutely wonderful! The OdySea Aquarium is a moderately priced experience that features the best of the undersea world. From jelly fish to guppies to the cold-blooded shark, a day spent at the aquarium is a day well spent!

Arizona Science Center, 600 East Washington, Phoenix

Even the grown-up kids will be fascinated with a day spent at the Arizona Science Center. Every visit is different, of course, but during our last visit, we learned about sustainability, got up close and personal with a live American bald eagle, and learned more than we cared to about our bodies and germs!

Hall of Flame Museum of Firefighting, 6101 East Van Buren Street, Phoenix

The magical heroism of firefighters is brought to life in this worthy museum that just happens to be one of the few museums we would recommend for families! Featuring over an acre’s worth of exhibits and firefighting memorabilia dating back to the 18th century, boys, girls, men and women will be thrilled at the displays found here!

Tired Bodies Will Sleep Well

After a long day of hiking, exploring, and playing, everyone in your family will be thrilled to come back home to one of our Book My Vacay comfy condos for rest, relaxation, and recuperation—reserve yours today!