Vacationing with children can be a difficult experience if you don’t plan ahead. Many of our favorite adult activities are considered snooze fests for the under 18 crowd, and they may show their feelings loudly and clearly, in ways that could be disruptive. We at Book My Vacay understand the dilemma, and we realize that planning the perfect family vacation means including activities that will engage ALL members. As such, we have compiled this list of our favorite five kid-friendly activities guaranteed to be a hit with the entire family!
Children’s Museum of Phoenix
Babies and kids up to the age of 10 enjoy this fun and colorful museum located at 215 N. 7th Street inside a historic schoolhouse. Home to over 300 exhibits geared to the pint-sized members of your family, admission is free from 5:00 PM to 9PM on the first Friday of the month, saving money that could otherwise be spent for souvenirs or food!
The Phoenix Zoo
We don’t care how old you are, a trip to the zoo is always fun and exciting—especially when the lion roars! The Phoenix Zoo is the largest non-profit zoo in the U.S., and they take care to make sure that each animal has a habitat that is as close to what it would have lived in if it were free roaming. If you visit during Christmas, Zoo Lights offers the rare chance to visit at night, enjoying both the nocturnal animals and the incredible light displays!
Arizona Museum of Natural History
Now this is a museum that kids from 2-92 will love to visit. Featuring animatronic dinosaurs that can be scary to the really young, the chance to get thrown in the “hoosegow” and exhibits on the original Phoenix settlers, the Hohokam’s, a trip here will educate AND entertain. Located at 53 North MacDonald in Mesa, you may need a rental car if you’re staying in one of our Phoenix homes, but it is definitely worth the trip!
An aquarium in the middle of the desert? Are we crazy? Quite possibly, but a visit to the OdySea Aquarium, which has only been open for less than a year, is fast becoming one of our favorite ways to spend a quiet day away from work. Penguins, sharks, fish, and otters live together in peaceful harmony (mostly!) 365 days of the year.
Playing in the Backyard of Your Book My Vacay Luxury Vacation Rental
Who says you must go out to have a great time with your family? Most of our homes have pools, spas, and barbecue grills perfect for creating the ultimate family vacation experience. Book yours today and discover the fun you can have in the great Southwest!