Locals live for spring in Arizona. The days bring warm sunshine and moderate temps and the nights are cool with endless starry skies. Hiking trails fill up, folks ditch the office for spring training games and good luck getting a tee time! People from across the Midwest and East Coast envy the beautiful weather and flock to the sunshine and outdoor activities. So while the kids are on break and you're entertaining refugees from colder climates keep these activities top of mind.
Scorpion Bay at Lake Pleasant
Soak up the sun at Lake Pleasant. Take a walk along the dock or rent a kayak, pontoon, sport boat or water toys. No matter the experience level, Scorpion Bay has something for everyone. After a day on the water relax and enjoy a meal at Scorpion Bay Grill and take in the magnificent views. For something a little longer term, rent a floating cabin and live the lake life.
10970 W Peninsula Blvd, Peoria
Wildlife World Zoo Aquarium & Safari Park is popular for its up-close and personal animal experiences. You can feed giraffes and penguins, pet stingrays and see baby animals. The zoo also boasts an assortment of rides, including a family roller coaster, Log Flume, Australian Boat Ride, Safari Train, Skyride and Zip Line. The rides and feedings do have a nominal charge but they enhance the overall experience and are what sets this zoo apart from others.
16501 W Northern Ave, Litchfield Park
A hot air balloon ride is the ultimate bucket list experience! Rainbow Ryders offers breathtaking community or private sunrise and sunset flights. Enjoy a 45- to 60-minute voyage through the clouds and experience breathtaking panoramic views of the sunrise or sunset over Deer Valley, Lake Pleasant and the Sonoran Desert. Toast to the beauty of the desert with a prickly pear mimosa to complete the experience. Sunrise flights are year-round, but sunset flights are only available through the end of March.
715 E Covey Lane, Phoenix
Segway at Phoenix Raceway
The excitement ramps up during the month of March at Phoenix Raceway. NASCAR Weekend runs March 11-13 and attracts the masses for three days of high octane fun. And did you know you can book a Segway tour hosted by iLean Ride Co.? Take a lap around the one-mile racing oval on a Segway and see the track from the perspective of NASCAR's race officials during a behind-the-scenes tour. Limousine golf carts are available for participants who prefer to stay on four wheels.
7602 Jimmie Johnson Dr, Avondale