End-of-Summer Hurrah

Nothing says good-bye quite like an end of summer celebration. Enjoy the local festivals and carnivals around town, amusement and water parks, and all the great family-friendly and adult experiences to kick off the end of one season and entry into another.

  1. Photo By: Courtesy Cider Corps

    Cider Corps

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    Sip a cider slushie at Cider Corps—the flavors of these sno-cone-inspired slurries change weekly. 

  2. Photo By: Photo courtesy City of Chandler

    Desert Oasis Aquatics Center

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    Splish splash at Desert Oasis Aquatic Center, which has a pool featuring a zero-depth area, raindrop and water table, deep-water drop slide, and 112-foot figure-eight water slide.

  3. Photo By: Photo courtesy Kai Restaurant/Photo by Lauren J Photography

    Kai

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    Treat yourself to a meal at Kai Restaurant, Arizona's only AAA Five Diamond and Forbes Five Star restaurant.

  4. Phoenix Premium Outlets a Simon Property Group

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    Get the kids—or yourself!—a new back-to-school wardrobe at Phoenix Premium Outlets.

  5. Photo By: Photo courtesy Eat By Satcey Weber

    Eat By Stacey Weber

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    Host a dinner done in your kitchen by a personal chef—like Stacey Weber, who brings the tasty healthy touches she does as consultant for the Arizona Cardinals.

  6. Photo By: Photo by Chris Banks

    Rainbow Ryders

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    Take in a better than bird’s-eye view while knocking off a bucket list item with a Rainbow Ryders hot air balloon ride.

  7. Snowtime

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    Gather the gang and enjoy a cool fish cone at Snowtime.

  8. Salt River Recreation

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    Rent a tube and float down the Lower Salt River in the Tonto National Forest near Mesa with Salt River Tubing.

  9. Photo By: Photo courtesy Mountain Shadows Resort Scottsdale

    Hearth '61 at Mountain Shadows

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    Be impressed with a Friday sunset champagne sabering by a pro on the Hearth ’61 patio, complete with a complimentary tasting and toast.

  10. Photo By: Photo courtesy Arizona Sailing Adventures

    Arizona Sailing Adventures

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    Prime sailing season around the corner, but get a jump start with a cruise on Lake Pleasant courtesy of Arizona Sailing Adventures.

  11. Photo By: Photo by Jenelle Bonifield

    Carlson Creek Winery

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    Explore northern Arizona wine country less than two hours away in Cottonwood, where tasting rooms—like Carlson Creek, Arizona Stronghold, and 

  12. Photo By: Photo courtesy Merkin Vineyards

    Scottsdale Wine Trail

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    Sip you way through Old Town Scottsdale with stops at Merkin, Carlson Creek, LDV, Salvatore, and Aridus.

  13. Photo By: Photo courtesy Scottsdale Segway Tour

    Segway Of Scottsdale

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    Roll with pals on a Scottsdale Segway Tour through Old Town. A sunset option begins at dusk.

  14. Photo By: Photo courtesy of Prescott Cocktail Tour

    Courthouse Plaza

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    Sip and stroll the Prescott Cocktail Tour of hot spots around the Historic Courthouse Square and Whiskey Row on Friday and Saturday evenings.

  15. Photo By: Photo courtesy of Hotel Valley Ho

    Hotel Valley Ho

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    Skip flight hassles with a staycation. Score a room at the Hotel Valley Ho, where rates are 35% off Sunday-Thursday for its 65th anniversary.

  16. Photo By: Courtesy Marcellino Ristorante

    Marcellino Ristorante

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    On Tuesday and Wednesday evenings through August, feel like you're in Italy when you enjoy a private dinner and a movie in Marcellino Ristorante's private dining room.

  17. Photo By: Photo by Michelle Glicksman

    McDowell Mountain Ranch Park & Aquatic Center

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    Float down the lazy river or grab a tube for the waterslide and enjoy an end-of-the-summer water day at McDowell Mountain Ranch Park & Aquatic Center.

  18. Photo By: Photo courtesy Sur La Table

    Sur La Table

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    Kids and teens can round out the summer with summer series cooking class designed for them and offered through August from Sur La Table.

  19. Photo By: Photo courtesy Hot Air Expeditions

    Hot Air Expeditions

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    Take in a better-than-bird’s-eye view while knocking off a bucket list item with a hot air balloon ride from Hot Air Expeditions.

  20. Chase Field

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    Grab your friends and family and head to Chase Field to watch our Arizona Diamondbacks play. The regular season runs through October!

  21. Royal Palms Resort

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    Plan a night at the Royal Palms on August 27th for "Jazz Under the Stars" - part of their Summer Sunset Concert Series.

  22. Fairmont Scottsdale Princess

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    Take your family, significant other or best friend and get away for the weekend. Enjoy drinks by the pool, golf and the best dinner spots!

  23. Gilbert Regional Park

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    Plan an end of Summer picnic complete with tennis courts, basketball courts, playgrounds and picnic tables for the whole family to enjoy! 

  24. Ak-Chin Pavilion

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    Buy your tickets and head to Ak-Chin for an end of Summer country concert. We recommend the Dierks Bentley - Beers on Me Tour!

  25. Photo By: Wigwam Arizona

    The Wigwam

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    Book a staycation at the historic Wigwam Arizona and spend time sipping cocktails at the swim-up bar or heading down the water slide.   

  26. Photo By: Marriott Hotels

    Renaissance Phoenix Glendale Hotel & Spa

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    A little pool time, a little shopping, a little football. Have it all with a stay at Renaissance Phoenix Glendale Hotel & Spa.

  27. Photo By: JW Marriott

    JW Marriott Phoenix Desert Ridge Resort & Spa

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    Soak up summer floating in the lazy river a JW Marriott Phoenix Desert Ridge Resort & Spa. Easy access off the Loop 101.

  28. Cibola Vista Resort and Spa Preview Center

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    Situated between downtown Phoenix and Lake Pleasant, Cibola Vista Resort & Spa is a great place to unwind. Kids love the 3-story water slide.

  29. Photo By: Great Wolf Lodge Arizona

    Great Wolf Lodge

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    Indoor water park, miniature golf, magical quests, and themed suites await at Great Wolf Lodge Arizona. 

  30. Photo By: Pointe Hilton Tapatio Cliffs Resort

    Pointe Hilton Tapatio Cliffs Resort

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    Spend pool time at Pointe Hilton Tapatio Cliffs Resort. Kids of all ages love The Falls Water Village with its 138-foot slide.

  31. Photo By: Sheraton Grand at Wild Horse Pass

    Sheraton Grand at Wild Horse Pass

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    For a staycation that feels away from everything, check out Sheraton Grand At Wild Horse Pass south of Chandler. Kids love the pool and slides. 

  32. Photo By: Westin Kierland Resort & Spa

    Westin Kierland Resort & Spa

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    North Scottsdale's Westin Kierland Resort & Spa thrills with its Adventure Water Park featuring the Kierland FlowRider floorboard simulator.