Scottsdale Family Vacations

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Families Will Love

  • Dramatic scenery and outdoor adventures
  • Outstanding museums with Native American culture
  • World-class resorts with children's programs

Scottsdale Family Vacations Overview

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The southwestern city of Scottsdale -- just 23 miles from Phoenix -- creates a prime vacation spot and sounding ground for exploring both city and desert. The landscape of bold red mountains, towering saguaro cacti, mesquite trees and scrub brush is downright alluring. Families can ride through the desert on jeeps, float over it in a hot air balloon or hike in search of ancient pertoglyphs. They can also opt to take a guided trip and learn about Native American, Hispanic and cowboy culture. A host of world-class resorts add to the beautiful environment, and feature top-rated children's programs, therapeutic and relaxing spas and world-class golf courses.

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Latest Scottsdale Family Vacation Reviews

mom2maddie

04/01/2013

Sun...Fun...& ASU TOUR!

If you are traveling with teens, the Phoenix/Scottsdale area is PERFECT! Whether you're staying at a resort (we've stayed at the Arizona Grand in the past and LOVED the waterpark & golf course) or renting a condo (as we did, this time), this area offers SO MUCH to do! ... If you are traveling with teens, the Phoenix/Scottsdale area is PERFECT! Whether you're staying at a resort (we've stayed at the Arizona Grand in the past and LOVED the waterpark & golf course) or renting a condo (as we did, this time), this area offers SO MUCH to do! Spring training baseball games are a great way to get up close to the players! Our teenage daughter LOVED that! Renting bikes and biking the Arizona Canal to Tempe Lake Beach is a great way to see so much of the area. Even hiking Papago Park to watch the sun set through the Hole In The Rock is a beautiful spot to stop during the bike ride. Then, there's hiking South Mountain or shopping your way from Old Town Scottsdale to Downtown Scottsdale. Speaking of shopping, Mill Ave. in Tempe is where you'll find everything college and great outdoor cafes. To round out this trip, we toured ASU and really got a feel for how the college students live! If you have time, take in Rawhide for the Old West feel. A 90+ minute trip north to Sedona will give you a chance to slide down a natural water slide at Slide Rock State Park. Or, 2 hours south and you'll be taking a walking tour of the Presidio in Tucson! LOVE THIS AREA for families and teens:) Read More Read Less

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