Whether you live in Phoenix or are traveling to the desert, it's a great place to be with kids. For fun and educational outings, check out the Phoenix Zoo, the Arizona Science Center or the Desert Botanical Gardens. On those hot summer days you can stop by the Mini Golf Paradise or Golfland SunSplash (the water park made famous by Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventure.
Dining out with kids in the Phoenix area presents an amazing selection of choices. Some of the local flavors are great to try - from 5 & Diner to Oregano's Pizza Bistro. Head to Old Town Scottsdale and stop at Patsy Grimaldi's for pizza and walk across the street to the famous Sugar Bowl for a scoop of ice cream.