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Keeping Cool in Phoenix, Arizona - Things to do in the Hot Summer in Phoenix

Phoenix, Water Parks, Museums and More


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©Elizabeth R. Rose
Phoenix is Cool at 110 Degrees
Although the summer brings warm temperatures in Greater Phoenix, visitors can take advantage of a wide variety of “cool” entertainment options, including water parks, indoor shopping malls, theaters, art galleries, restaurants and museums. It’s easy to stay cool, have fun and relax this summer in Greater Phoenix - all at an affordable price.

Summer savings at Greater Phoenix resorts and golf courses are exceptional. Save more than 50 percent on many accommodations June through August, and enjoy the luxuries you deserve at a price you want to pay. More than 30 world-class resorts offer exquisite cuisine, beautiful shimmering pools and unbelievable golf courses at low summer rates. If you start your day early, you’ll have plenty of time for outdoor activities.

Then, lounge in your poolside cabana, catch a Broadway production at one of many downtown theaters, learn about the diverse history and culture of Phoenix at the Heard Museum or catch an Arizona Diamondbacks baseball game at Chase Field.

See below for 24 cool summertime activities you can enjoy 7 days a week.

The Oasis at Pointe South Mountain Resort

- A six-acre water wonderland sensation for the whole family
- Phone: (602) 431-6533/ Website: www.pointesouthmtn.com

Falls Water Village at Pointe Hilton Tapatio Cliffs Resort

- More than one acre of pools and a 138-foot waterslide
- Phone: (602) 866-7500/ Website: www.pointehilton.com

River Ranch at Pointe Hilton Squaw Peak Resort

- Features Hole-in-the-Wall River Ranch, a four-acre ranch with pools and water falls.
- Phone: (602) 997-2626 ext. 4571/ Website: www.pointehilton.com

Arizona Biltmore Resort and Spa

- Features eight swimming pools including the Catalina Pool (the original to the hotel and features the Frank Lloyd Wright inspired tower with slide) and the Paradise Pool Complex
- Phone: (602) 955-6600, (800) 950-2575/ Website: www.arizonabiltmore.com

Westin Kierland Resort and Spa

- 2 swimming pools, a 110-foot water slide, a 900-foot river ride, hot tubs, poolside cabanas, lap pool
- Phone Toll Free: (888) 625-5144 / Website: www.kierlandresort.com

The Phoenician

- 9 swimming pools (including the Mother of Pearl Serenity Pool) and a 165-foot waterslide
- Phone: (480) 941-8200, (800) 888-8234/ Website: www.thephoenician.com

Hyatt Regency Scottsdale Resort at Gainey Ranch

- Two and a half acre complex contains 10 swimming pools and a three story water slide
- Phone: (480) 444-1234/ Website: www.scottsdale.hyatt.com

Tempe Town Lake, Splash Playground

- One-acre playground for children
- Phone: (480) 350-8625/ Website: www.tempetownlake.com

Heard Museum

- Experience the nation’s most prestigious private Indian arts center
- Phone: (602) 252-8848/ Website: www.heard.org

Phoenix Art Museum

- Visit one of the most celebrated art museums in the southwest
- Phone: (602) 257-1222/ Website: www.phxart.org

ASU Art Museum

- This educational museum is recognized as one of the Southwest’s most significant contemporary art institutions
- Phone: (480) 965-2787/ Website: www.herbergercollege.asu.edu/museum

Water Parks in Great Phoenix

- Big Surf, SunSplash and Waterworld offer valley residents the chance to beat the heat. Each water park offers huge waterslides, wave pools, and lots of room for tanning.
- Phone: (480) 834-8319

Hall of Flame Museum of Firefighting

- Over 35,000 square feet of exhibit space showing the history and heroes of firefighting
- Phone: (602) 275-3473/ Website: www.hallofflame.org

Phoenix Museum of History

- Learn about the rise of a dusty desert town into a modern metropolis
- Phone: (602) 253-2734/ Website: www.pmoh.org

Arizona Science Center

- Participate in interactive exhibits, watch 5-story tall movies, or take a trip through the stars at the planetarium
- Phone: (602) 716-2000/ Website: www.azscience.org

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