Millions of tourists are lured to the glorious state of Arizona every year. Famous for its beauty and diversity, Arizona is attributed by desert climatic conditions and extremely hot summers and is situated in the southwestern part of the United States. Right from the Grand Canyon and the historical structures, to the ample number of outdoor recreational activities, Arizona is bubbling with exciting activities for one and all! Arizona has various lovely places to visit to keep you and your family entertained throughout the trip. If you're low on the budget, no issues.
McCormick-Stillman Railroad Park
This 30-acre park is a hot tourist destination for railroad lovers. It even has enough going on, to fascinate the children. Situated in Scottsdale, this entertaining park was first opened in 1975 and today, consists of various fun-filled features like an antique carousel, clock tower, museum displays, concerts, etc. The showstopper of the park is the Paradise and Pacific Railroad, which is a replica of the narrow gauge railroad of Colorado. Your children will definitely enjoy this train ride! The park also houses two lovely playgrounds for your children to play in. Children under three, along with a playing adult, can go for free! For the other members of the family, the ticket costs $1.00 each. The ramadas here are given out for birthday and party celebrations. In fact, you can also book the railroad car for party celebrations! So overall, this railroad is a great holiday destination for you and your family.
This park with its lagoon, boathouse, golf courses, swimming pools, fishing area, amusement park and picnic area has managed to bag the title of 'Phoenix Point of Pride'. This 222-acre entertainment bonanza is situated in central Phoenix, Arizona and is named after the Spanish word meaning 'enchanted'. Well, we have to admit, this park is truly an enchanting place! Its main feature, the 'enchanted island', an amusement park, is sure to leave your children mesmerized! Their bumper boats, Enchanto carousel, kiddie cars, parachutes, C.P. Huntington train, etc., are always a hit with the kids. This park can be considered in the free things to do in AZ, as there is no entry charge to enter the enchanted island. One just has to pay for the rides one chooses to enjoy!
Wildflower Bread Company
The Wildflower Bread Company is a local deli-style chain, that makes mouth-watering, soft, fresh bread. They have their restaurants in various places like Scottsdale, Phoenix, Chandler, Tempe and Goodyear. This place not only serves fabulous bread, but also makes gorgeously yummy muffins, pastas, soups, sandwiches and salads. The Wildflower Bread Company conducts a craft activity, every Wednesday for kids from 3:30 to 4 p.m, wherein children not only get a chance to engage in a creative craft activity free of cost, but also receive complimentary cookie and milk.
Cerreta Candy Company
Cerreta Candy Company at Glendale, Arizona (9 miles northwest from downtown Phoenix), is one of the best Arizona attractions. This all-year, candy producing company is a paradise for kids and chocoholics. This company is among the best free things to do in Arizona, because Cerreta's owners choose to share the joy of candy making with people like us! They have arranged for a special guided 30-minute tour of the candy factory, wherein one can see the step-by-step manufacturing process of delectable treats. The company provides this tour everyday from Monday to Friday between 10 a.m and 1 p.m., absolutely free. You and your kids are sure to love this place.
Besides these things, one can also visit the various museums and national parks spread across Arizona. Free festivals and concerts are often held in AZ, which you can enjoy with your family. If you're looking for things to do here at night, then you could try out the different nightclubs! You could even take a stroll on the winding streets of downtown Scottsdale, wherein there are loads of wonderful shops and galleries to buy unique stuff from.