You may have missed your annual family vacation this year, but now that you have a handle on things, maybe you could think about taking it. Why not head out west to the desert? It’s easy to social distance out here, with lots of wide-open spaces. You can keep your family safe in our vacation home rentals Phoenix while giving them a much-needed getaway. And since everything’s online, the kids won’t miss any school!


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Their New Online Classroom

Setting up the kids’ classroom in one of the vacation home rentals Phoenix will be a breeze. Our rentals offer free Wi-Fi, so you can set them up anywhere around your rental. Try the dining room table, where they can spread out. Don’t worry about needing it for eating; there are plenty of other dining spots in your rental. The kitchen has a table and chairs, and so does your patio or covered porch, and with our lovely desert weather, you’ll be wanting to spend all your free time outside anyway. Or book one of our vacation homes with a dedicated game or TV room where you can set them up in their own space. Not sure about what sort of space you need or what may be available? Just give our staff a call and we can help you select the best rental for your vacation in Phoenix.

Learn Outside on Phoenix Vacation

This is the perfect time to take the kids and the classroom outside. Combine a little PE with learning. Take advantage of the area parks and preserves to teach your kids about desert habitats, desert wildlife, ecology, geology and more. They can hike, bike, ride horseback or ATVs along desert trails. Booking a guided tour ensures a hike that fits everyone’s skill levels, and you’ll learn about the desert while you enjoy it.

Papago Park is known for its red sandstone formations that formed over 6 million years ago and has several trails suitable for kids. The Desert Botanical Garden features five accessible loop trails and endless educational opportunities. Hike to the top of its Sonoran Desert Loop trail for an unforgettable view of the surrounding area. The Center for Desert Living Trail explores strategies for a more sustainable desert environment, while the Plants & People of the Sonoran Desert Loop Trail’s exhibits feature native plants used by native people for food, medicine and building materials.

You can also stay home and do some fun science experiments or math problems outside. We all remember that egg drop exercise, where you have to make a parachute or safe container for your egg as you drop it from the upstairs window. This is the time to pass it on to the next generation. Afterwards, the kids can make their own chalk with the losers’ eggshells.

More Things to Do

Kids of all ages will love a trip to the Phoenix Zoo. The nearly 400 different species of animals (including many threatened and endangered species) are spread out over four main trails. The Arizona Trail offers a close-up look at the wildlife and plant life of the area, with exhibits full of coyotes, javelinas, bobcats, the thick-billed parrot, Sonoran pronghorn, and the Mexican gray wolf. Other favorites include zebras, African lions, orangutans, and jaguars.

Let the kids expand their sketching, drawing, and painting skills. The surrounding desert is an amazing thing to paint. The shadows and colors change throughout the day, and cacti are fun to paint! Have the kids make a bird bath and a feeder by the pool so they can draw the birds (and other wildlife) that come to visit. Setting the painting area outside not only takes advantage of the scenery as a subject, but also makes clean up easier.

There are plenty of large flat-screen TVs scattered throughout your rental too, making it easy for each of your kids to watch their own programs when they aren’t in class. Tune into a documentary or nature program for some easy learning.

The kids will enjoy the fact that most of our Phoenix vacation rentals feature private pools! They can take a quick, refreshing dip in the pool at lunch or on an afternoon break. Some of our rentals have private putting greens or basketball half-courts for even more fun. Book one of our rentals that boasts a pool table and give your kids a few tips during a friendly family competition.

Phoenix Rentals Amenities

Free Wi-Fi, flat-screen TVs, pools and more! Yes, our Phoenix vacation rentals have all the amenities you’ll need to make your family feel at home, including fully equipped kitchens and plush, comfy linens. We also offer car and driver services, housekeeping services, and more. Give us a call today and we’ll help you select the best Phoenix rental for your family.