No trip to Arizona is complete without a stop at the Grand Canyon. Peer down into the mile-deep river bed as you take in the jagged rocks and the amazing colors of the earth. Whether you want to take a trip down the river, do some backcountry hiking or see the canyon from high overhead there is a tour available for you.
The Phoenix Zoo has been rated as one of the top five zoos in the United States for kids. Get up close and personal with a giraffe. At the Phoenix Zoo, you can actually climb up and feed the giraffes, how cool. How about a ride on a camel? Or pet and feed a stingray? Monkey village allows you to get in the cage with the monkeys. Walkthrough the exhibit of squirrel monkeys as they scamper just inches away from you. You can also hop on the Safari Train and let your tour guide tell you interesting things about the exhibits you pass or take a ride on the Endangered Species Carousel. No wonder this zoo is in the top five.
Plan a visit to the Desert Botanical Gardens, wind your way through the peaceful scenic trails or take a guided tour to learn more about the beauty that surrounds you. The Gardens are open from 7 am to 8 pm so depending on the time of year you could even take in a sunrise or a sunset, what a beautiful way to start or end the day.
Castles n’ Coasters offers fun and excitement to kids of all ages. If you like the high adrenaline of riding the rails of a roller coaster try Desert Storm. In for something a little more physically challenging try On The Ropes, the 3 story obstacle course lets you test your skills and courage and lets you compete with your friends and family. I think the bumper boats and the mini-golf might be more my speed.
The Phoenix International Raceway currently hosts two NASCAR race weekends annually. Stay right in the action in an RV so you don’t miss a thing. Even if you are not a NASCAR fan there is nothing like seeing this event live, the energy here is contagious.