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Scottsdale, Arizona is a fantastic place for families to visit, offering a blend of natural beauty, outdoor activities, cultural attractions, and a welcoming atmosphere.

As a mother who’s always on the lookout for a memorable vacation spot that caters to every member of the family, I’ve discovered a place that holds a special spot in my heart: Scottsdale, Arizona. Nestled in the breathtaking Sonoran Desert, Scottsdale is a city that effortlessly combines natural beauty, cultural charm, and an array of family-friendly activities. It’s a destination where my family and I have created cherished memories time and time again. From exhilarating outdoor adventures to enriching educational experiences, Scottsdale has something for everyone, making it a destination that both parents and children can agree on. Join me as I share my love for Scottsdale and reveal why this vibrant city has become our go-to family getaway.


Things to do

Scottsdale with Kids

  1. Visit the many splash pads in Scottsdale
  2. Looking for a park? There are lots! Try Rotary Park in Scottsdale.
  3. KTR Indoor Action Sports is the ultimate destination for all ages, especially older children and adults.
  4. Sky Zone Trampoline Park is non-stop action indoor fun with a foam pit, warrior course, toddler zone, and more.
  5. Check out Pump It Up in Scottsdale to get out the wiggles.
  6. Take your family to Butterfly Wonderland to see butterflies.
  7. Take a nature hike and then play at Florence Ely Nelson Desert Park
  8. OdySea Aquarium has opened in Scottsdale! It’s the biggest aquarium in the southwest.
  9. Meet up with friends at Mini Social, an indoor play area for ages 6 and under in Old Town.
  10. Ride a train or carousel at McCormick Stillman Railroad Park.
  11. Learn how to be a cowboy at Macdonalds Ranch. They also have a fabulous pumpkin patch every October.
  12. Take a family outing to the Sugar Bowl, a 1950’s style soda fountain, for lunch or ice cream snacks.
  13. Try ice skating any time of the year at Ice Den Scottsdale.
  14. Explore the many hiking trails at McDowell Mountain Regional Park. There is also a nature trail, perfect for toddlers.
  15. Explore the Mirror Maze with friends!
  16. Pangea: Land of the Dinosaurs is fun if your kids are REALLY into dinosaurs.
  17. Climb the heights at Pinnacle Peak — this is a hike kids can do and the view is awesome!
  18. Spend a day exploring in Old Town Scottsdale, with parks and museums and food and more.
  19. Go shopping and check out the splash pad at Scottsdale Quarter.
  20. Scoops and Joy Lounge offers a free surprise on every ice cream scoop. It’s adorable. And Dole Whip is served!
  21. Rachel’s Young At Art studio offers art classes for all ages of children.
  22. Scale heights at AZ on the Rocks, an indoor rock climbing gym.
  23. Schedule a tour with the Phoenix Herpetological Society and get a hands on experience with a variety of reptiles.
  24. Medieval Times is a dinner show set in the Middle Ages, fun for all ages.!
  25. Scottsdale welcomed Great Wolf Lodge, America’s Largest Indoor Waterpark, in October 2019.
  26. Go on a treasure hunt with Puzzling Adventures and work together as a team as you galavant around town.
  27. Take a cooking class at Sweet Basil, they have kid camps and kid/parent options.
  28. Masterpiece Art Mama hosts art themed birthday parties, classes and events around the Phoenix area.
  29. Take the family for a fun indoor outing to Glow Putt Mini Golf.
  30. The Circus School of America has classes and camps for kids to learn circus skills!
  31. Have a Scottsdale fire department firetruck visit you home!
  32. Kids can play and parents can enjoy their coffee at Cafe Au Plait.
  33. Have a staycation at The Princess, a popular resort located in North Scottsdale.
  34. D-Bat in Scottsdale is the place to go for indoor bat and ball practice for all ages.

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