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Wupatki National Monument

We checked out Wupatki National Monument while we were a few miles away at Sunset Crater which is nearby. It is also near the South Rim of the Grand Canyon. We often do some traveling with our friend Ashley and her family from a Day in the Life of Mom . Wupatki is located at…

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Sunset Crater

Sunset Crater is located close to i40 in Flagstaff and is a must see. Sunset Crater is part of the National Parks Service and is part of the every Fourth Grader Goes free. My husband is also classified as a Disabled Veteran and he can get into the parks for free (and Gold Star Families…

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Uptown Jungle North Phoenix

Uptown Jungle North Phoenix joins Uptown Jungle Mesa, Uptown Jungle Chandler, Uptown Jungle Peoria and Uptown Jungle Avondale. Uptown Jungle North Phoenix is located at 10630 N 32nd Street. The Phoenix location is the smallest location in Arizona, however it is still a lot of fun for kids! I had Giggles, my 9 year old,…

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Skate Parks

Do you have a tween or Preteen that needs a skate park to test their skills? Check our our list of skate parks! Anthem Anthem Community Skate Park-41703 N Gavilan Peak Parkway Apache Junction 1091 W Southern Ave-Apache Junction Avondale Festival Fields-101 E Lower Buckeye Rd Buckeye Buckeye Skate Park 299th N 9th St Chandler…

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Sears-Kay Ruins

On our way to Bartlett Lake, we ended up at the Sears-Kay ruins instead! How? Well, we unfortunately were in a line to go behind a pilot car to take us on a newly paved road. The Pilot car was taking a long time, and honestly, Pilot cars are a different thing here than anywhere…

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Tempe Town Lake Boat Rentals


The kids and I took a fun trip over to Tempe Town Lake to rent a paddle boat. The boat fits four people, and in 2021, it cost a little less than $40 for an hour of paddling around the lake. We looked at their donut boa, run by electricity. That The donut boat fits…

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South Mountain Preserve Phoenix

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One place we had never been in Phoenix was the South Mountain Preserve and I had wanted to go there forever. The kids are older so we decided to head out there on an unseasonably cool April morning for a change of pace. I will admit that I was not prepared for where we should…

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Best Parks for BIG Kids!

best parks for big kids

We have a great post for great parks for Toddlers, but sometimes your kids GROW and you need a park where there are things for big kids. This post is dedicated to the Best Parks for BIG kids! Now that my kids can run freely and I don’t have to worry that they will fall…

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Sweetwater Park-Peoria

sweetwater park peoria

Have you ever looked up a place and thought “Yeah I have been there before” and arrived and realized that you actually have not been there before? Well, that is exactly what I did with this park. We were supposed to meet a few friends at this park. There is another park on Sweetwater in…

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Royal Palm Park-Phoenix

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Royal Palm Park in Phoenix is located at 8405 N 15th Ave Phoenix. For a park that has the name Palm in it, it didn’t have many palm trees around! Parking was off street, which was lovely for families of small children. The park has sand, so that is good for some families, but I…

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Granada Park Phoenix

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Granada park in North Central Phoenix is amazing with two cute fishing ponds, a playground and sidewalks for walking. If you are looking for a lot of great greenspace, this is also a lovely area to check out. I personally love driving down the 51 and checking out the beautiful landscape around this area. It…

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Liberty Park-Peoria

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Liberty Park is one of Peoria’s newest Parks (it’s not even on the map yet)! Located at 9700 West Williams Road (ish), you’ll find this park has pickleball courts, bathrooms, greenspace and playgrounds for toddlers and big kids! If you are headed to this area, make sure you use GOOGLE MAPS to get there, as…

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Christy Cove Park-Phoenix

Christy cove park

Christy Cove Park in Phoenix is located near Dreamy Draw Recreation and is a beautiful area! It is a quieter area, and be careful as you drive to the park. On 24th Street, on the way to the park, there is a “traffic quieting” area. Pretty much curbs in the middle of the road to…

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Deer Valley Park Phoenix

Deer Valley Park

Deer Valley Park in Phoenix is a great place to hang out with your kids, or your pooch! With a fully fenced in doggy park, you can bring your dog for a full run too! This park also has a swimming pool on the premises, a rec center, exercise course, grills and greenspace. There are…

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Vulture City Wickenburg

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In a quest to find outdoor activities that are also social distancing friendly in 2020, I stumbled across Vulture City in Wickenburg. Vulture City is a working mine in Wickenburg, but is also a historical mine that started in 1863. So, you can get a little bit of history mixed in with a currently operating…

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