Family Must Do's
With its golf courses, out-door activities and enchanting desert landscape, Scottsdale, Arizona makes for the perfect family vacation spot for travellers with children in tow.
A Poolside Paradise
Complimentary dive-in movies are offered throughout the summer months, and on a seasonal basis during certain time periods during the year. All year round, families will enjoy pint-sized teak lounge chairs built just for the smaller set, and passed, complimentary poolside treats.
Kids for All Seasons
Children ages 5 – 12 can head to Kids For All Seasons for daily fun tai-lored just for them! A rotating variety of activities keeps them engaged each day, while parents can relax poolside, hike at Pinnacle Peak or con-nect over lunch at Proof.
Old Fashioned Family Fun at Proof, An American Canteen
Head to Proof, an American Canteen, for milkshakes or sundaes at the soda fountain. Children will delight in TV-dinner style trays, portioned just to their tastes. A shuffle-board table and old fashioned “Etch-A-Sketchs” help make the wait for food fun, so parents can relax with a local Proof Pilsner and pretzel knots. Plus, children four and under eat free in both Proof and Talavera restaurants.
Hitting the Trails at Pinnacle Peak Park
Discover the beauty of Pinnacle Peak Park , located adjacent to the hotel, which offers 3.5 miles of picturesque hiking. Families will love the daily, complimentary interpretive hikes at the trail. Learn about the unique desert flora and fauna with signage along the way.
Family Golf at Troon North Golf Club
Troon Golf offers the Troon Family Golf program, making the game more accessible to junior golfers and their families at Troon North Golf Club. Juniors ages 15 and under play for free at Troon North after 3:00 p.m. when playing with a paying adult. They also receive complimentary instruction when taking a lesson with a paying adult, as well as complimentary Callaway® rental clubs to use during their round.
Every Thursday night, take in the beauty of the night sky with professional astronomer Richard Allen. Older children will delight in the ever-changing wonders of the desert sky, which Allen helps uncover with the use of his high-powered telescope.
All Aboard to McCormick-Stillman Railroad Park
Spend a lovely day with your family at McCormick-Stillman Railroad Park. Your train-obsessed little ones will make tracks to our Paradise and Pacific Railroad, an exact 5/12 reproduction of a Colorado narrow gauge railroad. Here you’ll also find the antique Charro Carousel and two playground areas.
Hitting the Right Note at the Musical Instrument Museum
Explore musical styles from around the globe at this one-of-a-kind muse-um. The Experience Gallery is perfect for children looking to try their hands at a variety of instruments firsthand. Inquire about speci al weekly events and programming.
Shop and Splash at the Scottsdale Quarter
The whole family will enjoy the splash pad and outdoor shopping at nearby Scottsdale Quarter.
Arizona Science Center
Adults and kids can make amazing things happen at the touch of a button, a turn of the knob or a hop and a jump. The Arizona Science Center is packed with more than 300 hands-on exhibits.
The Phoenix Zoo
The Phoenix Zoo is home to more than 1,300 animals, including 200 endangered or threatened birds, mammals and reptiles from around the world. Visit the tropical rainforest or African savannah, listen to a keeper talk, and check out the desert plants and animals of the Arizona Trail.
CrackerJax Family Fun and Sports Park
With more than 28 acres (11 hectares) of fun for all ages, this park features an automated driving range, golf school, miniature golf, go-karts, batting cages, volleyball, arcade, restaurant, clubhouse and more. All the fun is conveniently located within a short distance of shopping and dining at nearby Kierland Commons.
Arizona’s Salt River Tubing & Recreation
Tube the Lower Salt River rapids in beautiful Tonto National Forest, just a short drive from Phoenix. Enjoy a “floating picnic” and experience the natural wonders of Arizona from wild horses to blue herons to majestic mountains.