The weather is beautiful! Time to get outside. The Phoenix area has a ton of amazing parks to explore. Go hiking at Papago Park, San Tan Mountain Regional Park or Usery Mountain Regional Park. The regional parks cost $6 a car to enter.
Many of these parks also have free, scheduled classes where you can learn more about the outdoors and wildlife. Such as on March 11th at 6:00PM, you can join the rangers for Ranger Mark’s Moonlight Madness Hike at Cave Creek Regional Park (full program schedule).
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(A note on Riverview: Make sure to check the Cubs Spring Training Home Game schedule before you go. On game days, parking is near impossible.)
And if a park visit is not enough, you need to be prepared:
Theme Park in Arizona
Ride the amusement park rides at Enchanted Island in Encanto Park. Take a trip around the park on a train, ride the merry-go-round, experience bumper cars and a roller coaster called the Dragon. There is even a splash pad if the weather gets a little warmer.
I recommend getting the POGO Pass. I bought passes for myself and my kids. You get 4 visits per pass to Enchanted Island plus more Phoenix venues like Sunsplash, Diamondbacks games, Pump it Up and more.
If you were a fan of Willy Wonka as a kid and always dreamed about visiting a candy factory, my next suggestion will make your day!