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Phoenix With Kids Top Ten

Jana Tingom

Here you have it: Phoenix With Kids top ten favorite kid-friendly places and things to do in Phoenix, and around Arizona! We recently did a series of posts on Instagram, naming our favorite places. So many of our readers commented how helpful the lists were, so we decided to compile the posts into an article.

Things to do in Phoenix

— Kid Edition! — Phoenix Things To Do —

We asked our kids to name some of their favorite places in the Phoenix area. First off, no surprise that Chick-Fil-A made the list. Second, our three year old basically repeated whatever his older sister said. But here you have it: kid favorites in Phoenix! You can read more about each place by clicking on the highlighted link.

Are there any of your favorites on this list? How would your kids answer these questions?

Favorite Splashpad: Kiwanis Park in Tempe, Scottsdale Quarter

Favorite restaurant: Chick-Fil-A, Pita Jungle

Favorite Museum: Children’s Museum of Phoenix

Favorite Park: Tumbleweed Park in Chandler

Favorite hike: Hole in the Rock

Favorite activity: Legoland Discovery Center in Tempe

Favorite for out of town guests: Organ Stop Pizza in Mesa

Favorite place for dessert: Zoyo Frozen Yogurt

— Parent Edition! — Phoenix Things To Do —

Next up, Chris and Jana name some of their favorite places in the Phoenix area! Same questions, different answers – all kid friendly, of course. Leave a comment if you have any questions. We love helping families find new favorites!

Favorite splashpad: Riverview Park in Mesa, Tempe Marketplace

Favorite restaurant: Liberty Market in Gilbert

Favorite museum: IDEA Museum in Mesa, Musical Instrument Museum in Phoenix

Favorite park: McCormick Stillman Railroad Park in Scottsdale

Favorite hike: Pinnacle Peak, Lost Dog Wash

Favorite attraction: Butterfly Wonderland in Scottsdale, Uptown Jungle Fun Park in Mesa or Peoria

Favorite for out of town guests: Goldfield’s Ghost Town in Apache Junction, Rawhide in Chandler

Favorite place for dessert: Scoops of Joy, The Baked Bear

Favorite coffee shop: Maverick or SaddleCreek

Favorite stop for Arizona history: Pueblo Grande Museum

— Arizona Edition! — Phoenix Things To Do —

Interested in venturing beyond Phoenix? Here is a list of our 10 Favorite Places in Arizona! We’ve visited most of these places with our children, but Chris, as an AZ native, has been everywhere in the state.

What would you name for your favorite stops in Arizona? It’s always so fascinating to venture beyond Phoenix and realize that the state is not all cactus!

🌵 Bisbee and Tombstone

🌵 Saguaro National Park

🌵 San Xavier del Bac Mission

🌵 camping in the White Mountains

🌵 Tonto National Bridge State Park

🌵 Crescent Moon Ranch Park in Sedona

🌵 The Grand Canyon

🌵 Four Corners

🌵 Canyon de Chelly National Monument

🌵 Painted Desert and Petrified Forest


  • Jana Tingom

    Jana is a homeschooling mother of three children, and lives in Scottsdale with her husband, Chris. She enjoys traveling, reading and coffee. Follow @phoenixwithkids on Instagram for daily photos around Phoenix!

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