Your summer vacation rental should be just like your summer vacation: fun, family-friendly, and unforgettable. With this handy guide from ExperienceScottsdale.com, we want to help you plan your family’s getaway beyond our luxury vacation rentals in Scottsdale, AZ.
Explore, play, and discover new family adventures all around Scottsdale, and return home each time to our inviting, exciting accommodations. Browse our top suggestions below, and when you’re ready to book your stay, we’ll be waiting.
EXPLORE THE SONORAN DESERT
Scottsdale’s Sonoran Desert is an amazing landscape filled with unusual plants and animals. Adventure options include off-road tours by Jeep or Hummer, horseback rides, hiking, hot air balloon flights and kayaking or paddle boarding on desert lakes and rivers.
Butterfly Wonderland features exotic species from around the world. Activities include a 3-D feature film on Monarch butterflies, Butterfly Emergence Gallery, and the spacious Pavilion with thousands of free-flying butterflies.
RIDE THE RAILS
Ride the Paradise & Pacific Railroad at McCormick-Stillman Railroad Park. The P&P was built as an exact 5/12 reproduction of a Colorado narrow-gauge railroad. The park also offers carousel rides, museum exhibits and playgrounds.
TALK TO THE ANIMALS
The Phoenix Zoo is home to more than 1,400 animals, including 30 endangered or threatened species. Daily activities include Safari Train tours, Monkey Village, Giraffe Encounter, Stingray Bay and a petting zoo. Enjoy lunch or snacks at the zoo’s Savannah Grill or Cavern Café.
SEE UNDER THE SEA
OdySea Aquarium, the Southwest’s largest aquarium, takes you on a one-of-a-kind voyage through the rivers and oceans of the world. You’ll see thousands of sea creatures, including sharks, penguins, sea turtles and exotic fish. Next door to OdySea, you can enjoy an interactive experience with bottlenose dolphins at Dolphinaris Arizona.
FEEL THE NEED… FOR SPEED
Octane Raceway’s electric European racing karts have a top speed of 45 MPH – perfect for high-speed laps on the 1/3-mile indoor/outdoor track. Beginner and experienced racers battle for position through the track’s switchbacks and use straightaways to gain speed. There’s no age limit for racing, though unlicensed junior drivers must be accompanied by an adult.
iFly Phoenix is an indoor sky diving simulator that lets you experience the freedom of flying! This adventurous experience includes all necessary equipment, a personalized training session and flight time in the wind tunnel.