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Best Arizona Lakes For Swimming

Best Arizona lakes for Swimming. There are some great swimming lakes in Arizona, and a nice handful are near Phoenix! Take the family out to explore this summer, and make some memories. And always research before you go, as closures, prices increases, or other changes can happen.

Snow Tubing in Arizona

There are three options for snow tubing in Arizona! Of course these options are seasonal, usually running from November through April.

Winter

Indoor Activities in Flagstaff

We love snow play, and sometimes indoor play in Flagstaff is just better this time of year. Here are some of our favorite spots to stay warm in Flagstaff! Be sure to check hours before visiting, as bad weather can affect places being open.

Where to Find Snow in Arizona

Snow in Arizona and Where to Find It

Yes, there is snow in Arizona – and we know where to find it! Or, at least find it when the weather cooperates. Contrary to popular belief, Arizona is not all desert landscape. Once you get about 2 hours out of Phoenix, the elevation is higher and you can be treated to the white fluffy stuff during the winter months!

Deer Farm Pumpkin Patch Near Williams

The Deer Farm pumpkin patch near Williams is ready for fall! Besides the fun of feeding deer and seeing other animals (like a zonkey!), there is a toddler sized hay bale maze and a small pumpkin patch for photos ops. Pumpkins are available for purchase too.

Pink Jeep Tour in Sedona With Kids

It’s no secret that Sedona is a stunner! Driving down Highway 89A and staring into those majestic red rocks is enough to calm every nerve in your body. Of course, that’s one way to see Sedona, but there’s a whole other way. It’s off the beaten path and can get pretty bumpy, but the views are transformative, and the experience is unforgettable. It’s a Pink Jeep Tour!

Fall Colors in Arizona, and Where to Find Them

Fall is in the air! We love this time of year and, believe it or not, Arizona has many opportunities for enjoying the changing of colors from early October even to late November/early December. It’s truly amazing how diverse our state is – not all cactus and tumbleweed, that’s for sure. So, where to find these fall colors? We have a list of favorite spots below.

Lowell Observatory in Flagstaff

Gaze in wonder at the marvelous night sky from none other than Lowell Observatory! Founded back in 1894, it holds a special place as one of the oldest observatories in the southwest. But that’s not all – this very spot is where they first spotted the dwarf planet, Pluto!

Lower Antelope Canyon With Kids: What You Need to Know

It’s been on our Arizona bucket list for years, and we finally took a tour of Lower Antelope Canyon! Located a bit south of Page, Arizona, this world famous slot canyon offers visitors a chance to walk next to sandstone walls that have been formed by years of water and wind erosion. It’s truly mind blowing, and the best part? It’s totally doable with kids!

Grand Canyon Deer Farm Near Williams

If you happen to be visiting or near Flagstaff, make sure to stop by the Grand Canyon Deer Farm in Williams, AZ. It’s a fun, little farm that’s a must-visit if you’ve never been surrounded by deer before.

Things to Do in Munds Park With Kids

Looking for a place to escape from the heat in the summer, or a place to go enjoy the snow in the winter? Head north to Munds Park, about 20 minutes south of Flagstaff!

Basecamp Cabins at Snowbowl near Flagstaff, and Other Fun

Last summer, Jana and the kids took a 2 day getaway trip to Flagstaff. Escaping the Phoenix heat in August is always a good idea and we were excited to explore outside the entire time.
Well, as the weather went…it rained about 70% of our visit. But despite some changed plans, we actually had a fun getaway and would recommend everything we did!

Red Rock State Park in Sedona

For a family-friendly adventure, Look no further than Red Rock State Park in Sedona! Nestled in the heart of Sedona’s famous red rock formations, Red Rock State Park is a must-visit destination for any nature-loving family. With over 286 acres of stunning red rock vistas, lush greenery, and winding trails, Red Rock State Park offers options for every age.

The Sedona Santa Experience

The Sedona Santa Experience is a new interactive holiday event where kids (and their parents) are able to meet Santa himself, and do some fun activities along the way!

Polar Express or North Pole Experience: Which is Best?

Every year, we receive numerous inquires to the popular holiday events Polar Express and North Pole Experience! Families want to know what is the best experience for their children. We’re happy to post this detailed description from a local mama who has taken her child to both experiences.

Fall Events

Best Fall Events in Phoenix With Kids

The best fall events in Phoenix with kids can be found right here! We have dozens of options all around the Valley, plus some options around Arizona. Listings are alphabetically by city for the Phoenix Metro area.

6 Things To Do at the Grand Canyon With Kids

6 Things To Do at the Grand Canyon With Kids. We’ve been visiting the Grand Canyon with kids for years now! Our first visit was when our now 10 year old was almost 1, and already walking. Nearly every year we’ve trekked up north with visiting family or friends to one of the world’s most popular wonder of the world. 

North Pole Experience in Flagstaff

North Pole Experience in Flagstaff. It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas….. wait.. but it’s only June!! Seriously though! Tickets are on sale NOW for some of our state’s best holiday experiences.  And one of those experiences is the North Pole Experience in Flagstaff!

Horseshoe Bend With Kids

Have you been north to the famous Horseshoe Bend? We visited for the first time this month! This iconic viewpoint gives you a sweeping view of unique rock formation and the Colorado River which, per the name, resembles a horseshoe! It’s was so beautiful.

Flagstaff Parks and Playgrounds

Flagstaff has some wonderful parks and playgrounds, perfect for an easy activity with kids. All parks are open Sunday – Thursday, 5 a.m. to 10 p.m., and Friday – Saturday, 5 a.m. to 12 a.m.

Flagstaff Snow Park

Flagstaff Snow Park is located about 2 hours north of Phoenix, and near Flagstaff, AZ. The park area offers tubing and a place for families to enjoy snow play! This special guest post is from PHXkids follower Andrea Shafer.

A Weekend in Sedona With Kids

A Weekend in Sedona With Kids. Heading to Sedona for the weekend? Sedona has so much to see and do, it can be hard to decide where to begin. Here are some of the highlights from our family trip to help you on yours!

Best Splash Pads in Arizona

It’s no secret that Arizona boasts some of the hottest temps in the country, but some of the best splash pads can also be found in Arizona! Other than this detailed list of Phoenix splash pads, there are almost a dozen other water play areas to be found around the state. The majority can be found in the Tucson area, but there are also locations in Sedona, Yuma, and more!

10 Things to Do in Cottonwood and Jerome With Kids

We recently took a day trip to Cottonwood and Jerome with fellow friend and blogger Vicki at Surprise AZ Mom. Just under 2 hours from Phoenix, these two towns offer quite a variety of things to do with kids! We explored a national monument, experienced a ghost town, hiked along the Verde River (yes, the same one we love in far north Scottsdale), enjoyed ice cream, and more! Here are 10 things to do in Cottonwood and Jerome with kids.

10 Summer Day Trips from Phoenix With Kids

By the end of June, the temps are insufferable and everyone is looking for ideas to get out town. Thankfully, there are numerous options! Here is a list of 10 summer day trips from Phoenix with kids. Many of these can easily be stretched into a weekend itinerary, or combine with other activities. Whether you’re looking for a 8 day excursion, or Saturday-Sunday family adventure, be assured there are options for all ages, and for all budgets.

Exploring Along Route 66 in Arizona with Kids

In this time with so much uncertainty surrounding travel, it’s nice to have some local trip ideas in mind in the event that you just need to get away for the weekend! We are lucky to have a huge piece of road tripping history right in our backyard – the historic Route 66! Also called “The Main Street of America,” Route 66 was established in 1926 as a primary route for those traveling west. If you enjoy history, kitschy roadside attractions, or just simply fun photo ops – this is a great way to spend a weekend! My family recently took our RV along portions of the 66 and wanted to share some of our favorite stops along the way!

Hikes

Hiking in Flagstaff, AZ

Red Mountain Trail near Flagstaff

Red Mountain Trail near Flagstaff probably goes down as one of Top 10 favorite hikes in Arizona. With mini canyons to explore, and boulders to climb, it’s an amazing hike that will leave you saying “wow”.

Walnut Canyon National Monument in Flagstaff

Walnut Canyon National Monument in Flagstaff is a unique historical site that is not to miss! The monument has two hikes, an up close look at Native American dwellings, and the Visitor Center offers informative resources.

Picture Canyon Trail in Flagstaff

Picture Canyon Trail in Flagstaff is a not to miss hike. The length can be as long or as short as you want, with a waterfall just half a mile down the trail!

Crescent Moon Picnic Site in Sedona

Crescent Moon Picnic Site is one of the best places to view Sedona’s beautiful red rocks. It is also the location where photographers go to get the iconic photos of the red rocks with the stream in the photo.

10 Easy Hikes in Flagstaff With Kids

Flagstaff is packed full of great hikes for kids! We’ve listed a few in other Flagstaff themed blog posts, and recently took another weekend trip north to hike and explore. We found some new favorite trails as well! Read more on each trail and bookmark one to try on your next trip.

Videos

Apple Picking in Sedona

Apple Picking in Sedona

Apple picking in Sedona! This is an amazing day trip idea that kids and adults alike will love! They have many apple varieties to pick at Slide Rock State Park!

Places to Stay

400 North Vacation Rental in Williams

400 North Vacation Rental in Williams is one of the most family friendly rentals we’ve ever stayed in! And it is perfectly located near many awesome activities in and around Williams!

Unique Stays in Arizona With Kids

Unique Stays in Arizona With Kids. Have you stayed in a covered wagon? What about a wigwam, or a cabin in the woods, or a caboose?? There are some fun and unique overnight stay options in Arizona! Here are 17 ideas to inspire your next family getaway.

Backland Glamping Resort near Williams

With serene landscape and nature vibes, the new Backland Glamping Resort Near Williams will breathe life into your soul. We were expecting a peaceful getaway, but did not expect to carry that peace home. Backland offers a secluded glamping experience for couples and families, while also providing modern lodging, a restaurant and activities.

Circle Pines KOA in Williams

Circle Pines KOA in Williams. Camping in Arizona is so much fun. The varied landscapes and climates within this beautiful state creates the perfect scenario for diverse adventures, all within a few hours drive. One of the most fun and kid friendly campgrounds I have ever been to is the Circle Pines KOA in Williams.

Clear Sky Resort near Williams

With dome rooms, lawn games, stargazing tours, and more, Clear Sky Resort near Williams is your family’s ticket to a unique glamping experience right here in Arizona!

KOA’s in Arizona: Affordable Stay and Family Fun

KOA’s in Arizona: Affordable Stay and Family Fun. KOA stands for Kampgrounds of America, and you may have seen signs for this popular overnight option during road trips. It was founded in 1962 and has 500 locations across the US and Canada! 10 of these KOA locations are in Arizona.

RV Glamping in Williams

We had a little getaway to Williams, AZ this week, with a new experience of staying in a RV with Grand Canyon Grand Canyon RV Glamping .

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Winter

Indoor Activities in Flagstaff

We love snow play, and sometimes indoor play in Flagstaff is just better this time of year. Here are some of our favorite spots to stay warm in Flagstaff! Be sure to check hours before visiting, as bad weather can affect places being open.

Deer Farm Pumpkin Patch Near Williams

The Deer Farm pumpkin patch near Williams is ready for fall! Besides the fun of feeding deer and seeing other animals (like a zonkey!), there is a toddler sized hay bale maze and a small pumpkin patch for photos ops. Pumpkins are available for purchase too.

Walnut Canyon National Monument in Flagstaff

Walnut Canyon National Monument in Flagstaff is a unique historical site that is not to miss! The monument has two hikes, an up close look at Native American dwellings, and the Visitor Center offers informative resources.

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