Take a tour of a chocolate factory. No, seriously. This is real! Cerreta’s is a family owned chocolate confectionary that gives daily tours and chocolate samples. Kids can even make a chocolate pizza.
Spring Training Baseball
Get lawn tickets to a Spring Training game. Phoenix is a spectacular place to be in March because fifteen major league teams descend on the valley for a month of games. Lawn seats ($10-$40 depending on team) are the best bet because kids can move and play without the worry of disturbing the more serious baseball fans. Find tickets for your favorite team on the Cactus League website.
If you want to find a great place to eat with kids after the spring training game, I have it here:
Visit an indoor play area. The McDonalds on Gilbert and Germann has a toddler playground for the young ones. For school age kids, I recommend Makutu’s Island (Available on the POGO Pass) or the Phoenix Children’s Museum.
Visit a zoo. Perhaps check out the petting zoo and farm or spy on some cheetahs at the Phoenix Zoo.
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If you live in the West Valley (or are up for a drive), the Wildlife World Zoo has animals as well as a log flume ride, a sky ride and a safari park. Plus, they just added an Adventure Land that I am dying to visit!
And after paying admission to all of these zoos, I’m going to tell you how to get into area museums for free.