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Arizona Family Vacations

Planning to visit Arizona with kids? We love visiting Arizona with our family. This beautiful state is filled with beautiful family vacation destinations, including Tucson, Phoenix (with suburbs Scottsdale, Tempe, Chandler, and Mesa), Flagstaff, and the Grand Canyon.

We've visited the greater Phoenix multiple times, and have loved seeing the Desert Botanical Garden, the Phoenix Zoo, the Musical Instrument Museum, and other family attractions. Do you have older kids? Consider a hot air balloon ride.

If you love sports, visit during early spring when you can see baseball spring training for the Cactus League. Although my beloved Red Sox play in the Grapefruit League in Florida, I loved visiting the Phoenix area during baseball's spring training. It's a great way to see baseball games up close at a reasonable price.

Tucson is another beautiful Phoenix city. It's more low-key, but has fun family resorts and other great family attractions. Check out all of our posts on Arizona family vacations here.

Note that we've experienced some of the destinations/attractions below at no cost for purposes for review in the past.

The Tempe Mission Palms

Family Things to Do in Tempe AZ

Disclosure: These things to do in Tempe AZ were part of the #AZFamilyFun trip. Two of our flights, hotel, and activities were included at no cost (we paid separately for the other two flights). All opinions are my own. This post contains affiliate links. A purchase and/or click through one of these links may result …

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Chandler with kids

Family Things to Do in Chandler, AZ

Our recent trip to Arizona over school vacation week also included some stops in sunny Chandler, AZ. Chandler, a suburb of Phoenix, is approximately 72 square miles and is located about 20 minutes from Sky Harbor International Airport. It’s very easy to visit Chandler during your Phoenix area family vacation, so you’ll definitely want to …

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