Keeping Cool in Arizona Over the Summer

If Arizona is known for one thing its heat. From spicy cultural foods to 300 sun-soaked days annually, you can count on working up a sweat while spending summer time here. Fortunately, there are a plethora of activities to beat the heat. From white-water adventures to viewing aquatic life to a day spent on the ice, there is something for everyone looking to escape the heat in Scottsdale.

White Water Rafting

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Even though we are located in a desert there is still opportunities to white water raft! Both the Upper Salt River Canyon and the Salt River Wilderness area feature challenging rapids, surrounded by shady canyons that make it perfect for expedited treks. A wide variety of Family Vacation Rental in Scottsdale will shuttle you into this grand display of nature and help teach you the nuances associated with white water rafting, no matter the previous experience you have! Depending on the type of tour you select, your experience may include scenic off-road explorations on your way to the launch site, and overnight trips are available during the dry season.

OdySea Aquarium

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Scottsdale may be in the middle of the desert, but it boasts some of the most beautiful aquariums in the State. Hop aboard the Living Sea Carousel at the OdySea Aquarium and ride through an underwater wonderland where you will meet an assortment of aquatic animals. If that doesn’t grab your attention, check out the undersea tunnel and massive ocean tank at Sea Life Arizona Aquarium, home to an abundance of tropical fish, turtles, rays, sharks, jellyfish, and much more. This place is truly a perfect destination for those who have kids under the age of thirteen. For a bit more adventure, head to the Wildlife World Zoo Aquarium with its more than 80 exhibits including a touch tank, penguins, and a restaurant with windows into a massive ocean tank full of sharks.

Indoor Activities

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To best avoid triple digit temperatures, stick to indoor activities such as bowling, ice skating, or laser tag. With multiple Main Events located in the Phoenix area, it’s a great place to bowl, enjoy an extensive arcade, and play laser tag. AZ Ice or Ice Den are the best locations to learn how to ice skate or go with family and friends for a night out. Regardless of the activity you choose, enjoy an escape from the heat due to strong air conditioning!

Even though you’ll always have the option to relax in your Scottsdale Vacation Rental, there is so much to explore around you, both indoors and outdoors. No matter what you decide to do we feel confident in the fact that you’ll be keeping cool this summer. For more information on how to cool off this summer in Arizona, contact us today!