Scottsdale, Arizona has you covered when it comes to planning a vacation for the entire family. There are kid-friendly restaurants and resorts, and age-appropriate activities and attractions. The next time you’re visiting Scottsdale, add these must-see and do attractions to your itinerary.
Things To Do
Desert 4×4 Hummer Tours
The best way to explore the Sonoran Desert and coast along the dirt roads is in a Hummer. You can spot various wildlife and fauna along the way. Your tour guide will explain the unique geology and history of the area, and you can find a perfect spot for an unforgettable family picture. The tours can take several hours to complete and are available every day of the week. You and your family can set it up to be picked up at your resorts front doors. Your tour guide will even come equipped with ice cold beverages during your desert voyage. Be sure to wear sunscreen and comfortable clothing.
Biking Adventures In The Desert
Scottsdale offers unbelievable opportunities for professional cyclists or beginners to experience an exhilarating trek around the scenic desert. Your guides will provide the bikes and safety equipment while teaching you about the local animals and environment you ride through. A minimum two-person tour is required, and children must be at least eight years old.
Where To Eat
Isabella’s is a laid-back restaurant located at Grey Hawk Golf Club and specializes in Italian cuisine and fine wine. The dress code is casual, and the restaurant is kid-friendly. The creations you’ll find on the menu are made from only the freshest ingredients. The dining room opens up to the stunning courtyard and the outdoor bar wraps around the corner of the building. You’ll want to make reservations as the sought-after outdoor dining area fills up fast.
Benihana is a hibachi chain that serves Japanese fare grilled tableside. Kids love this restaurant because the theatrical Chef’s make dining a fun experience. Guests are seated in groups where you will watch your chef perform the ancient art of Teppanyaki. Enjoy mouth-watering steak, fresh seafood, tender chicken, and their signature fried rice. You can dine on sushi from the sushi bar, and order specialty cocktails and award-winning hot sake.
Where To Stay
The Hyatt Regency Scottsdale Resort & Spa at Gainey Ranch
The Hyatt Regency Scottsdale Resort & Spa is a family-friendly resort. It’s surrounded by the beautiful Arizona desert. The kids will enjoy splashing around their huge water playground and pool area that includes waterslides, and a sand beach. Parents will love relaxing on the links of their championship golf course, the Gainey Ranch Golf Club. There is nightly music and live entertainment for the night owls in the family, and Spa Avania’s Himalayan Salt Room will help you relax and rejuvenate after a long day of desert adventures.
Four Seasons Resort Scottsdale
When you arrive at the Four Seasons Resort in Scottsdale, you are welcomed with prickly pear iced tea or water. The rooms are donned with chocolate chip cookies and juice for the kids. The resort has a laid-back ambiance to it catering to only 210 guests spread out over 40-acres. This upscale hotel and resort offer first-class service and endless opportunities to play outdoors with the family.