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Activities to Inspire Your Family Vacation in Phoenix

Just like no family vacation in Phoenix is complete without a stay at Pointe Hilton Squaw Peak Resort, no family vacation is complete without a visit to any of these favorite local attractions. We're proud to be one of the most popular hotels in North Phoenix for families. Our 4-acre River Ranch water park features a lazy river, sparkling pools and on-site ice cream shop that the kids love.

Plus, our year-round Coyote Camp offers exclusive programming for kids ages 4-12, which encourages them to learn while having loads of fun!

Here are some more fun things to do in Phoenix during your vacation:

The Phoenix Zoo
family zoo in phoenix 455 N. Galvin Parkway
Phoenix, AZ 85008
602-273-1341
www.phoenixzoo.org

The Phoenix Zoo is one of the largest and most acclaimed zoos in the world. Parents and children alike will fall in love with the 1,300+ animals on display, including such favorites as American bald eagles, mountain lions, cheetahs, orangutans, giraffes, white rhinos and Asian elephants. Plan at least 4 hours to visit the Phoenix Zoo, and be sure to wear comfortable shoes. The 2.5 miles of walking trails provide a healthy work out while you explore the exhibits.

Desert Botanical Garden botanical garden in the desert
1201 N. Galvin Parkway
Phoenix, AZ 85257
480-941-1225
www.dbg.org

The Desert Botanical Garden offers miles of hiking trails and numerous botanical exhibits detailing the diversity of flora in the Sonoran desert. The Garden is also host to many events throughout the year, including the popular nighttime flashlight tours. It's an ideal way to learn about the natural plants and cacti of the Southwest.

Tip: The Desert Botanical Garden offers free admission the second Tuesday of every month.

McCormick-Stillman Railroad Park
7301 E. Indian Bend Road
Scottsdale, AZ 85250
480-312-2312
www.therailroadpark.com

This attraction is especially popular for family outings with younger children. Activities include miniature train rides which circle the park, an antique carousel and a large playground facility with ample seating for the parents. Even better, the McCormick Railroad Park offers free admission all year long. It's the perfect spot when staying with your little ones at our resort.

Castles-N-Coasters
9445 N. Metro Parkway E
Phoenix, AZ 85051
602-997-7575
www.castlesncoasters.com

Families with kids of all ages will find something to love at Castles-N-Coasters. This classic amusement park has two large roller coasters, go-karts, bumper boats, a large video game arcade, miniature golf course and much more. Although Castles-N-Coasters is open year-round, hours of operation change seasonally, so be sure to check the website before you travel.

Out of Africa Wildlife Park Out Of Africa
3505 Camp Verde Bridgeport Highway
Camp Verde, AZ 86322
928-567-2840
www.outofafricapark.com

Highlight your vacation with something truly wild! Out of Africa Wildlife Park puts you up close and personal with amazing creatures including giraffes, ostriches, zebras and giant snakes. You'll also see Bengal and Siberian tigers and the majestic African lions. Attractions include multiple animal shows and a 45-minute safari. Stop by the gift shop for a cool souvenir of your trip.

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7677 N 16th St
Phoenix, Arizona 85020
Reservations: 1-800-947-9784
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