School is out and my kids might be thinking this means weeks of unlimited video games. If we stay home in cool comfort, they will surely get more screen time than is recommended, even after zipping through the art projects and science experiments we have been waiting to try.
Get Poppin’ at the Second Annual Bubble Bash
Soapy Sensation Returns to Tempe Marketplace and Desert Ridge Marketplace this May!
When you have little more than a day to get away, I hope you will go see the amazing Tonto National Monument in Roosevelt, AZ. There is hardly any preparation necessary. All you need are snacks, a water bottle, and sturdy shoes.
Of the probably 5,000 things we saw at Antique Trove on Scottsdale Road, my son wanted this typewriter the most. Making this writer Mama happy 🙂
One of the first National Parks Service sites in Arizona, Montezuma’s Castle has become one of the state’s most identifiable features. (Legoland Discovery Center in Tempe even captured it in bricks!) The beautiful 800-year-old adobe pueblo built high up in the cliff shows the ingenuity of the ancient people who lived there. Even my young children were impressed (and only a little disappointed they couldn’t tour the “castle.”)
Tuzigoot National Monument in Camp Verde, AZ, has history, friendly rangers, beautiful views and some cool ruins. It is a little drive off of the freeway, and would make a great part of a visit to Sedona or Flagstaff. This is what we were able to do with three little kids in well under 2 hours.
Top three hiking spots in the Valley? You may already know if you’re a hiking family. We have the list, chosen by our Active Moms for memorable hikes, whatever the season (K except summer – unless it’s very, very early or one of Maricopa County Regional Park Ranger-led moonlight hikes)