We all know by now how much Scottsdale has to offer to adults. Did you know about the plethora of fun family activities in Scottsdale? If you are thinking about a family vacation at Meridian CondoResorts, we are here to help you plan a family-friendly trip you won’t soon forget. Our all-inclusive golf packages and condo rentals come with a concierge service that can help with planning and logistics for sightseeing and fun activities. Not only will the adults get to play, but the kids will too. Starting at 900 square feet, our condos come with washers and dryers along with full-sized kitchens and patios. Your family will feel right at home in our one, two, and three-bedroom condos with all access to heated resort-style swimming pools, a state-of-the-art fitness center, whirlpool spas, gas BBQ grills with gazebos, and a clubhouse meeting area that can be rented out for private parties.
Where to Go With the Family
Now that we have your attention, we have a few ideas of things to do in Scottsdale with kids. This list is just the beginning of what you can expect when you visit this beautiful city in the sun. Get ready to make memories and a few new friends too!
- Phoenix Zoo – What kid doesn’t love the zoo? The little kid in all of us can’t resist it! With tickets starting at just $15 for kids and $25 for adults, you can expect to be transported to a different world complete with zebras, giraffes, African lions, Asian elephants, orangutans, and so much more. Bring the whole family and explore several different trails taking you through Africa, the Tropics, Arizona, and one just for the children. While you’re there, you may want to check out one of the many programs that are offered to enhance your experience. These programs are highly interactive and put the kids right in the middle of the action. The programs offered include Lunch with a Keeper, Critter Keeper Careers, Breakfast with the Animals, and Family Wilderness Experience Night Camp just to name a few. This is a highly recommended must-see and do experience for the whole family while staying at Meridian CondoResorts.
- Sugar Bowl – It is exactly what it sounds like. No family vacation is complete without a trip to load up on sugary goodness. We are talking about a 1950s style soda fountain and root beer floats that never grow old. Whether you’re looking for a Dusty Road Sundae or Gosh-Awful-Gooey Banana Split, you will not leave disappointed. There are so many sweet treats to choose from, you might want to try one of everything from sherberts to creamy milkshakes. Located in a bubblegum pink building, the Sugar Bowl is a local favorite that was first opened on New Year’s Eve in 1958 and has maintained much of its Old Town charm.
- Odysea Aquarium – As the largest aquarium in the Southwest, the Odysea Aquarium is an incredible interactive experience for the whole family to enjoy. Ticket prices are between $27-$40 depending on what kind of underwater experience you’re looking for. There are so many to choose from including Kid’s Cove, Penguin Point, Otter Banks, Deep Ocean, and many more. During your visit, you’ll want to check out one of the many tours that bring you up close and personal with sharks, penguins, sloths, and even a fully immersive SeaTrek diving experience requiring a wetsuit and helmet.
- Butterfly Wonderland – This is the largest butterfly conservatory in the country. This fully immersive experience will transport you to the rainforest and back. You and your family will have the opportunity to learn about Monarch migration with a 3D movie, interact with reptiles, and eat edible insects. You’ll want to indulge in other experiences like Honey Bee Extravaganza and Spineless Giants that will give you all access to buzzworthy, hardworking insects from prehistoric times. Before you leave and if you’re brave enough, you’ll want to try chocolate covered ants, coconut brittle mealworms, and scorpion lollipops! If you’re looking for one of the best kids activities, Scottsdale’s Butterfly Wonderland is it.
Let Us Help You With Your Family Vacation
These are just a few of the many family-friendly events you should experience while visiting Scottsdale, AZ with kids. We have local knowledge and professional expertise that will put you at ease during your stay. Visit our website today and book your reservation today!