Courtesy of Paul Matthew Photography/Shutterstock.comBigPhotoForscottsdaleScottsdale, AZThe view on the way to Fountain Hills, AZTaken in in Arizona before the 2008 superbowlI REALLY miss this back yard. Oh, yeah...

the view's really nice, too!5 feet mom and her cactus

Families will love:

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

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 ... more
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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