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This weekend is your last chance to wind through the Straw Maze and climb the Colossal Castle before we swap straw for sand in preparation for SandFest!
We’ll miss its majesty, but we’re looking forward to a new beachy scene full of sensory-rich sand play.
Advanced registration required for entry. Learn more here and make your reservation today.
Get Poppin’ at the Second Annual Bubble Bash
Soapy Sensation Returns to Tempe Marketplace and Desert Ridge Marketplace this May!
When you have little more than a day to get away, I hope you will go see the amazing Tonto National Monument in Roosevelt, AZ. There is hardly any preparation necessary. All you need are snacks, a water bottle, and sturdy shoes.
One of the first National Parks Service sites in Arizona, Montezuma’s Castle has become one of the state’s most identifiable features. (Legoland Discovery Center in Tempe even captured it in bricks!) The beautiful 800-year-old adobe pueblo built high up in the cliff shows the ingenuity of the ancient people who lived there. Even my young children were impressed (and only a little disappointed they couldn’t tour the “castle.”)
Tuzigoot National Monument in Camp Verde, AZ, has history, friendly rangers, beautiful views and some cool ruins. It is a little drive off of the freeway, and would make a great part of a visit to Sedona or Flagstaff. This is what we were able to do with three little kids in well under 2 hours.
Top three hiking spots in the Valley? You may already know if you’re a hiking family. We have the list, chosen by our Active Moms for memorable hikes, whatever the season (K except summer – unless it’s very, very early or one of Maricopa County Regional Park Ranger-led moonlight hikes)
One of our sweet, sweet Active Moms won a membership to the Phoenix Zoo from us and all the above cuteness is what she shared with us in her gracious thank you. We love giving away all sorts of wonderful things that allow families to get out and about together and have fun!