Traveling with children can be the most rewarding and the most frustrating of experiences, as families try to enjoy dedicated togetherness while also trying to find activities that can be enjoyed by all ages. I Love Scottsdale understands the needs of travelers, and although you may have thought you were just finding a comfortable place to stay when you chose us for your accommodations, you are also getting a guide to the town that includes information about a Scottsdale family vacation that will be enjoyed by every member of your family.
Ice Cream on a Summer Day
Summer in the desert is hot but the best way to cool down during your Scottsdale visit is with a visit to the Sugar Bowl! Located at 4005 N Scottsdale Road, this ice cream parlor has been a local tradition since it first opened all the way back in the late 1950s! Colorful, friendly, and oh so sweet, there will always be time during your getaway for ice cream and this is the perfect place to get some!
OdySea Aquarium, 9500 E Via De Ventura Boulevard Suite A-100
Fun any time of the year, OdySea Aquarium is an oasis in the middle of the desert providing over 200,000 square feet of undersea exhibits that will fascinate EVERY member of your family! Offering a special section called Kid’s Cove overlooking Penguin Point, parents can take a break while kids virtually swim with the humpbacks, float through space, and ride a coaster down the world’s tallest skyscraper. The rest of the aquarium, however, is all real, and promises to be your favorite part of your desert vacation! The sharks swimming behind the mirrors of the bathrooms is always an exciting treat and because Butterfly Wonderland is located in the same complex, you might want to check out what magic they have to offer as well!
McCormick-Stillman Railroad Park, 7301 E Indian Bend Road
On cooler days, a visit to McCormick-Stillman Railroad Park is sure to ignite the imaginations of your littles as it provides a serene way to fill a few vacation hours. Offering a carousel, a train museum, and a pint sized train that takes kids on a journey around the park, it is a great place to enjoy a picnic as well!
The Adventures You Will Enjoy
Hiking through the McDowell Sonoran Preserve, taking the kids to spring training games in March, even spending a day at the Phoenix Zoo—these are all adventures the entire family will enjoy, and coming home to I Love Scottsdale at the end of every day will bring the most comfortable of adventures as well. Reserve your favorite today!