With daytime temperatures over 100 degrees for most of the summer, we’re all looking for fun places to cool off! When the Sibbach Team isn’t busy helping our clients buy and sell Real Estate, these are our Top 5 places to spend our hot summer days:
The Valley is home to several awesome waterparks; Hurricane Harbor in North Phoenix, Sun Splash in Mesa and Big Surf in Tempe. Waterparks are one of the best ways to enjoy a hot summer day while still being outside in the fresh air. Admissions prices start at $34, but before heading out, look on their websites for discount codes or check Groupon.com for discounted tickets.
Most 4 and 5-star luxury resorts offer their best deals during the summer months, because they cannot fill all the rooms since Valley tourism is always down June-August. The fantastic deals are a great way for locals to enjoy a fun and affordable staycation at an otherwise pricey resort. The Arizona Grand Resort is a family favorite with their on-site 7-acre water park. If you’re wanting a more relaxing staycation, spend a weekend at the Montelucia (pictured) in Paradise Valley.
The OdySea Aquarium in Scottsdale is a massive 200,000 square foot facility which puts it at the largest aquarium in the Southwest. A visit to the aquarium is the perfect way to escape the heat for a few hours. While you’re there, don’t miss out on the enclosed escalator fish tank, the restroom shark fish tank which ranks amongst “the best bathrooms in the US”, and the Living Sea Carousel, a rotating exhibit which takes you past 4 exhibits including a massive shark and sea lion tank.
Summer is the perfect time to check out the Valley’s diverse museum scene. A few of our favorite’s include the Musical Instrument Museum, The Phoenix Art Museum and The Heard Museum. Spending a few hours strolling in an air conditioned museum is the perfect opportunity to escape the heat while enjoying a fun and educational activity. Be sure to check out the summer concert series at the Musical Instrument Museum near Desert Ridge!
When you really want to cool off, head on over to one of the Valley’s ice skating rinks where the inside temperature is always a cool 55 degrees! The Ice Den in North Scottsdale offers public skating times and lessons. They also offer special family deals on Friday and Saturday nights.
Where are your places to cool off in the summer? Give us a call so we can add to our list! 480-500-1738