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Our Favorite Things to Do This Summer in Phoenix

Summer in Phoenix is hot.

Summer brings the joy of vacation, having the kids home from school, and longer and warmer days. But let’s be honest – the summer heat in Phoenix can also make it hard to want to take advantage of the other perks of summer.

That is, if you’re looking for fun in all the wrong places.

But don’t worry, we have other ways for you to still have fun and enjoy all that summer has to offer, all while beating that summer Arizona heat!

iFly Summer Flight School

Are you looking for a way to beat the summer heat and wow your littles? Check out iFly summer flight school! This is a great way to beat the summer heat that will last longer than just one afternoon or even one day. Some of the perks of the flight school sessions include:

  • One-on-one coaching
  • Photos and videos for students to keep
  • A healthy snack – who doesn’t love that?
  • Personal logbook to track your progress

OdySea in the Desert

If you could enjoy the desert in a cool way, why wouldn’t you?  The Odysea In the Desert has an aquarium, dolphin exhibit, animatronic dinosaurs, the human body exhibit, and that is just the beginning of the fun.

You will definitely be beating the summer heat with the ice bar and bumper boats. There are activities for the whole family and adult-only activities, such as the oxygen bar and massage beds.

Grand Canyon Caverns

When it’s too hot above ground, why not take a trip underground? Located about 200 to 300 feet below the earth’s surface, the Grand Canyon Caverns are the largest dry caverns in America.

This family-friendly location is accessible via elevator, has five different tour options and offers an array of overnight accommodations. While you’re there, don’t forget to experience dining underground at the Cavern Grotto!

Tempe Marketplace

Of course, your goal is to beat the summer heat, but do you always have to do this while completely sacrificing the beauty of the sun? Thanks to attractions like the Tempe Marketplace, the answer is no!

This open-air shopping center offers the perfect combination of air conditioning and the occasional dose of sunshine while walking from store to store. With over one million square feet of retail space, you can find that outfit you’ve been looking for or just do a lot of window shopping.

So there is our list of our favorite ways to escape the heat this summer in Phoenix, how do you spend the summer here?