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Family-Friendly Things to Do in Phoenix


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Things to do in Phoenix

As a mom of 5 kids (ages 3-14), I have the opportunity (and responsibility!) of finding fun things for our family to do, together. And while we definitely do enjoy traveling the world and exploring new cities, sometimes the best memories can be made right in your own backyard!

I was recently introduced to the Sun Devils Rewards app – have you heard of it?

Sun Devil Rewards connects you to everything ASU, but you don’t have to be an ASU student or alumni to participate in the fun! Sign up, stay connected and earn prizes! You can win ASU gear, VIP tickets to the big game, backstage passes to ASU Gammage performances + more… all straight from the app.

PLUS, this app lists a BUNCH of fun local events that you might otherwise not have known about! (When I opened the app this morning, I found a family science event happening today on the ASU campus that looks like a ton of fun!)

Using the Sun Devil Rewards App, I put together a list things we enjoy doing as a family in the Phoenix area. Take a look and get ready for some fun!

*More details on the awesome #SunDevilsRewards app below – keep reading to find out how you can earn and redeem enough points for a prize TODAY!!!

Things to Do in Phoenix, Arizona

1. See a show at Gammage –

The best of Broadway right in the Valley of the Sun! Our family has seen multiple shows at Gammage and I’ve NEVER been disappointed! Tickets and show information HERE. 

2. Play & Learn at the AZ Science Center –

A 4-story hands-on arena with live demos, a planetarium & an IMAX theater. We used to have annual passes to this and it was so much fun! Website HERE. 

3. Hike Camelback Mountain – 

Hiking this 2,704 foot mountain in the middle of the valley is a perfect outing for a family! It’s a quick hike that isn’t too strenuous with amazing views of the entire Phoenix valley! Details HERE. 

4. Attend a College Game –

Swimming, football, basketball and more – the ASU Sun Devils always have something exciting going on! Our family recently went to the ASU vs. UCLA basketball game and we had a blast! Special thanks to #SunDevilRewards app for the courtside seats! The night was unforgettable! ASU athletic schedule and information HERE. 

5. Visit the Phoenix Zoo –

This zoo is amazing! 125 acres of animal exhibits is not something you’d expect to see in the middle of a big city but it really is a cool backdrop! They have a children’s area & petting zoo that my kids LOVE. My favorite spots are the Orangutan and Monkey exhibits – I can sit there and watch those animals all day! Visit the zoo website HERE.

6. Play at Castles and Coasters –

If you’re looking for mini-golf, go-kart rides, roller coasters & more, this family-friendly destination fits the bill! Website HERE. 

7. Visit Wrigley Mansion –

Take a tour of this elegant mansion built by William Wrigley, Jr., in 1929. Info Here.

8. Visit Tempe Town Lake – 

This lake is Arizona’s second-most visited public attraction. It is more than 2-miles long with a system of paths that allow people to walk, jog, bike, boat and more! Details and directions HERE.

9. Make a Splash at Wet n’ Wild

You didn’t think we’d make a whole list of things to do in the dessert and not include a fun waterpark, did you? This family-friendly water park has more than 30 attractions, including slides, play areas and a lazy river. Ticket and hours of operation info HERE.

10. Tour Mystery Castle –

This is the one place on this list that I’ve never been, but I’ve heard great things about it and would love to take the kids exploring here soon! It is a mansion in Phoenix that was created by a father for his daughter. It is made from stone that has 18 rooms, 13 fireplaces, and many other unique characteristics! Tour info HERE.

There is even MORE local fun listed on the #SunDevilsRewards app!!

How does it work? It’s simple.

  1. Download the app <<< link here
  2. Earn Pitchforks (There is a list of ways to earn and it’s as easy as opening the app!)
  3. Redeem Pitchforks for great rewards!

Get started RIGHT NOW!

Whether you live in Arizona, are planning to visit or you just want the fun prizes, you should DEFINITELY download the Sun Devil Rewards App, today! And here is why –

The lowest-valued item on the app is 500 Pitchforks. If you sign up today using the special code below, you’ll automatically earn 400 Pitchforks. Then, earn 50 points for registering on the app, and another 50 for linking your social accounts. After today you will automatically be eligible for a prize! CLICK HERE for a full list of other ways you can earn points (Pitchforks).

EARN 400 PITCHFORKS by entering the code “​LOVEBASKETBALL”

… but you only have 3 days! This code expires on 3/8/17

UPDATE – Do not enter the code into the box titled “Referral code”. You will need to download the app, verify your email, and then hit the Secret Word button from the home screen and enter it there. (It’s on the bottom right corner.)


This post is in partnership with the ​#SunDevilRewards app. I was compensated for my time in writing this post, but all opinions are 100% my own. 

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