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


    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


    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



    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


    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


    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


    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


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

  8. Salt River Recreation


    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


    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


    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


    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


    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


    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


    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


    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


    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


    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


    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


    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


    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


    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


    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


    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


    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


    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


    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


    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


    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


    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


    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


    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


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