Outdoor Activities in Phoenix
Take full advantage of the surrounding desert and mountains while hiking, biking, horseback riding or riding ATVs. Booking a guided tour ensures a hike that fits everyone’s skill levels, and you’ll learn about the desert while you enjoy it during your stay in our Phoenix vacation rentals family friendly. There are many tour companies to choose from, and many types of tours – half-day or full-day tours filled with hiking, biking or even tubing down the Salt River. Pick a tour that includes horseback riding, rifle and skeet shooting, or even tomahawk throwing or archery, and your kids will never forget this vacation!
For an easy hike, try the Double Butte Loop and Hole-in-the-Rock Trail in Papago Park (famous for its red sandstone formations). The Judith Tunnell Accessible Trails in South Mountain Park/Preserve offers accessible trails and educational signage.
And a “must do” for any visiting hiker is the moderate Pinnacle Peak Trail in Pinnacle Peak Park, where amazing panoramic views of the desert await. Another “must do” for hiking and climbing enthusiasts is Camelback Mountain in the Camelback Mountain Echo Canyon Recreation Area. Named for its silhouette resembling a kneeling camel, it’s a popular destination for both tourists and locals. Both Camelback trails are considered strenuous, but the view is worth it!
The Desert Botanical Gardens features five accessible loop trails and educational opportunities. Hike to the top of its Sonoran Desert Loop trail for an unforgettable view of the surrounding area. The Plants & People of the Sonoran Desert Loop Trail is an exhibit in itself, and you’ll learn how native inhabitants of the desert used the local plants in their everyday life as you hike through the cacti. There’s always something happening at the Gardens too, from art exhibits, concerts and lectures. Hike the trails, then relax in the one of the Garden’s cafes.
Hot air balloon companies abound here! Your family will thoroughly enjoy a balloon ride in the clouds and it’s a great way to get a birds-eye-view of the city and surrounding desert. Start the day off with a colorful ride at sunrise for the whole family or take your significant other on a romantic sunset ride as you end another wonderful day in the southwest.
Take everyone to the zoo! Who wouldn’t want a camel ride or giraffe encounter? Allow plenty of time to hit all the trails to see every animal and exhibit. With over 2.5 miles of walking trails and over 1,400 animals, you can spend the day here. And there are other attractions the kids will love too, including giraffe encounters, a carousel, and camel rides!
Indoor Activities in Phoenix
Spend several delightful hours learning about musical instruments from around the world at the Musical Instrument Museum. Kids (of all ages) will love making their own music and trying out new instruments.
For young children, head to the Children’s Museum of Phoenix. They’ll love the crazy climbing structure, art studio, BlockMania room, sock skating and the noodle forest. Other options include Makutu’s Island (a multi-level indoor playground centered around a giant oak tree) and Amazing Jake’s Food & Fun where kids can enjoy go-karts, laser tag, miniature golf, bowling and more.
Phoenix Family Rentals
You don’t even have to leave your rental, we won’t judge. Inside or out, your villa has plenty of space and amenities to keep your group occupied. Many of our villas come with TV and game rooms, putting greens, and pools! And with free Wi-Fi and flat screen TVs throughout, everyone can binge watch their favorite show. Fix everyone some popcorn and have a family movie night. It’s the perfect end to a wonderful, exhaustive day of desert hiking.
Our family friendly Phoenix Rentals come with patios and porches set up for outdoor living and family gatherings. Everyone will love eating out by the pool, surrounded by the mountains and desert scenery. And the kids will love having their own pool and fire pit. Let them tire themselves out with a lively game of Marco Polo before dinner. Grab the s’mores fixings and get that fire started! Once the kids are in bed, you can snuggle up with your sweetie and do some serious star gazing. The stars really are brighter here!
Fully equipped kitchens make family meals a breeze, but select a villa with a gourmet kitchen and let your inner gourmand loose! If you’re a grill master, select a villa with an outdoor grill or kitchen and amaze your family with your grilling skills. Those locally sourced steaks will taste fantastic! And your kids will love learning to cook their own hot dogs and burgers on the grill while you sit back and supervise.
Parsons Villas’ Family Friendly Vacation Rentals
Our family-sized villas are located around Phoenix and the surrounding area, allowing you to select the villa close to your activities. We have Phoenix vacation rentals family friendly close to the bustle of downtown, villas in luxury subdivisions, and villas on the edge of the desert for a quieter locale. Our family friendly vacation rentals have everything your family will need to make this vacation special. These rentals are also perfect for the holidays! Our villas each have different amenities. Just choose the ones that fit your family best: pool and spa, putting green, gourmet kitchen, or game room? No matter which of our luxury villas you choose, your family will have the time of their lives! Several of our villas are pet friendly too, so you won’t have to anyone behind! Give us a call today!