Whether you’re looking to stay in the Phoenix area or explore around the state, there are plenty of fun activities to do this summer in Arizona.
- 2021 Release Pool Parties at Talking Stick Resort: While there still isn’t a date for the first pool party of the season, Talking Stick Resort is known for its pool parties and DJs. Stay tuned to their social media and website for the schedule, that may start as soon as July!
- Pink Jeep Tours in Sedona: For adventurers and those that just want to see the sights, Pink Jeep Tours offers different tours around the Sedona area. With extreme off road excursions and scenic drives, everyone in your group will enjoy themselves.
- Salt River Tubing: Float down the river in a tube, enjoying the sunshine overhead and the cool water around you. If you’re lucky, you may even spot some Salt River horses!
- Kartchner Caverns Cave Tours: What better way to cool off then heading underground? With 2.4 miles of passages, cave tours at Kartchner Caverns State Park will keep you out of the sun and show you the world’s longest stalactite formation.
- Hiking in the Forests: Arizona is home to many national forests, that can bring some shade to your summer hikes. Tonto National Forest, Coconino National Forest and Coronado National Forest all feature hikes surrounded by trees.
Note: Check to make sure the hike and forest you want to visit is open. In Arizona summers, forests sometimes have to close due to wildfires or fire danger. Coconino County is currently closed as of June 23, 2021.
- Summer at Snowbowl: Summer at Snowbowl features cooler temperatures and activities like scenic gondola rides, summer tubing and bungee trampolining. The mountain offers activities for the whole family.
- Museums in Phoenix: Phoenix, and Arizona as a whole, has a lot to offer for learning about nature, history or art. Here are a few of the options you can check out in the Phoenix area:
- The Phoenix Art Museum
- Heard Museum
- Arizona Science Center
- Hall of Flame Fire Fighting Museum
- Musical Instrument Museum
Don’t forget that there are museums throughout the state, so check out museums in other cities you’re exploring too!
- Biosphere 2: This facility is dedicated to the research and understanding of global scientific issues, and they give tours to the public! Visitors can learn about the Earth, living systems and our place in the universe.
- Bearizona: As a drive through wildlife park in northern Arizona, guests can learn about and see wolves, bears, bison, mountain goats and other animals. A visit takes about 2 to 3 hours, and you can even head to the petting zoo after their drive!
- Lowell Observatory: Another northern Arizona location, you can tour telescopes, stargaze and visit the open deck observatory to learn about outer space.