10 Fun things to do this summer in Phoenix, Arizona

Here are some fun things to enjoy this summer.

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1. Hiking and sunshine

Arizona has preponderance of beautiful hiking trails to choose from. Some that come to mind are:

Outside of Phoenix area

  • Forest route 300 near Strawberry, Arizona. 
  • Lone Pine trail near 4 Peaks Arizona
  • Christopher Creek near Payson, Arizona
  • Oak Creek Canyon near Sedona, Arizona
  • Tanque Verde Falls near Tucson, Arizona
  • Lake Mary Trails near Flagstaff, Arizona
  • Horseshoe Lake Trail near Lake Bartlet, Arizona

Around the Phoenix Area

  • Lookout Mountain preserve
  • Piestawa Peak
  • North Mountain reserve
  • Camelback Mountain
  • South Mountain
  • White Tank Mountains
  • Estrella Mountain Preserve

Grab a friend or family member and enjoy the sunshine. Make sure to bring plenty of food and water and SUNSCREEN!! The trails can get very hot so being hydrated is the key to success. 

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2. Golfing in Phoenix

If your a beginner or pro there are plenty of golf course’s to choose from.

One great thing about Phoenix, Arizona is the year round golfing. If you are just starting our or like to play golf often you have come to the right state. Here is a list of some great affordable golf courses located around the valley. Give them a call and schedule a tee time! Hey maybe you’ll see me out there!

Phoenix Area

  • Cave Creek Golf Course
  • Lookout Mountain Golf Course
  • Palo Verde Golf Course
  • GCU Golf Course
  • Papago Golf Course
  • Aguila Golf Course
  • Stone Creek Golf Course – 1 of my favorites!
  • Encanto Golf Course
  • Phoenix Country Club
  • Raven Golf Course
  • Biltmore Golf Course

Many good time are spent on the course with friends and family. A good sport and perfect way to spend the day and go get some food/drinks after!.

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3. Good food – Good Times!

Nothing is better then spending a good time at a wonderful restaurant that you or your family/friends enjoy. Here is a list of some great restaurants you can try in the phoenix area.

  • Durants – Central Phoenix
  • Bobby Q’s
  • Different Point of View
  • Steak 44
  • Yard House
  • Pizzeria Blanco
  • Valle luna – 1 of my fav’s make sure to get the Chicken Fajitas.
  • Manuels

These are just to name a few. There are tones to choose from. Try a new place at least once a month! Let us know what your favorite place is!

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4. Head out to the lake!

Phoenix and the surrounding area is only made possible because of our lakes. Make sure to take care of them by keeping them clean. Our drinking water depends on it! That being said Arizona has several recreational lakes that you can visit for fun things such as: Boating, Fishing, Camping, Hikeing or even WATER SLIDES!!

Here is a list of lakes located near phoenix:

  • Lake Pleasant
  • Lake Bartlett
  • Canyon Lake
  • Saguaro Lake
  • Lake Roosevelt
  • Tempe Town Lake
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5. Sky Diving in Phoenix Arizona

There are very few thrills that exceed that of sky diving. This is something everyone should try at least once in their lives. One of the greatest places to try for the public is located in Eloy Arizona called Sky Dive AZ. Give them a call and schedule your adventure!!

  • Adrenaline
  • Great Views
  • Free Falling
  • Screaming
  • Fast paced Fun

God Speed and Good Luck!

6. Resort Living - Summer Passes!

Phoenix has many resorts located throughout the valley. What better way to spend your time then by the pool relaxing with food and drinks? Look no further then resortpass.com. There are tons of resorts the you can buy a day pass from and utilize the amenities of the resort. Here are some resorts to try.

  • Point Lookout Mountain – Hilton
  • Valley Ho
  • Phoenician Resort
  • Point South Mountain Resort
  • Mountain Shadows
  • Hyatt Regency

These resorts have plenty to offer: Spas, pools, dining, golf, fountains, scenic views and good times. Visit them with your friends and family.

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7. Festivals - Fun for Everyone!!

With covid restrictions starting to lift in Phoenix there are several festivals starting to happen. Make sure to bring/wear a mask and stay safe. If you like to party and have a good time. Here is a list of festivals coming up soon!!

  • Sangria and Jazz May 9th
  • Margartias and Tacos May 8th
  • Annual Bachata Festival September
  • Encanto Music Fest

Good food, Good Music, Fun and laughter. Go out and enjoy life, experience a festival and make good memories.

8. Visit a local park - have a picnic

There are plenty of parks to choose from in Phoenix. Some great ways to spend the day. Take a look outside you will find one in every community. Here are some great reasons to visit a park.

  • Birthday Parties
  • Cook outs
  • Read a book
  • Fishing
  • Basketball
  • Football
  • Baseball
  • Playing tag
  • Hide and Seek

Want to see wild life? There are tons of birds, fish, turtles, ducks and geese to see. Remember to clean up your trash so they dont get harmed. 

9. Phoenix Water Parks

The water parks around the valley are great. There is food and fun with a lot of sun here. Bring the sunscreen and flip flops and enjoy your day with the family. Some of the great features of our water parks are as follows:

  • Water slides
  • Wave pools
  • Lazy River
  • Tubing
  • Play Pools
  • Food and Drinks

Tickets can vary so do a quick google search to find a park near you. What is great is they are located just off the freeways for easy access. Located in Phoenix, Mesa and Tempe Arizona.

  • Sunsplash
  • Big Surf
  • Wet n Wild

10. Phoenix Science Center

One of the unique buildings to visit located in the heart of downtown Phoenix. Science is what challenges the human mind as we seek to undstand this world. Do let our younger generation forget that. Get them off the phone and down to the science center to gain a better understanding of what we know.

I would like to thank you for reading my article. I hope it gave you some ideas on some fun activities to enjoy this summer. Remember to be safe everywhere you go. Make sure to follow all guidelines set by the CDC as required.

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