Spring Break vacations without leaving Phoenix

The weather’s already warming up (did it ever really cool down?) and it’s time to take advantage of the outdoors before summer sets in. Especially if you have a child at home for a week or two, here are some ideas to keep both you and the kids entertained!

Cactus League baseball
Spring Training baseball in Phoenixhas been a tradition for devoted fans since 1947, when just two teams, the Cleveland Indians and the New York Giants, came here to prepare for the regular season. Today, 15 teams train in the Phoenix metropolitan area. The Cactus League is the prime destination for baseball fans wanting to catch spring training games.

Castles-N-Coasters
From the thrilling sky high roller coasters and exciting Sky Diver, to the exotic world class miniature golf courses and enchantment of an old fashioned carousel, there’s magic and new adventures waiting for you and your family at Castles ~n~ Coasters!

Arizona Science Center
For the young scientist in your family, Arizona Science Center is holding two Spring Break sessions of their Camp Innovation 2015: Space Jam. The first is March 9-13 and the second is March 16-20. The camp runs daily from 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. Camp Innovation is for children ages: 6-12 and is a journey that will take them to the moon and beyond!

Young girl playing mini golf on putt putt courseSt. Patrick’s Day Parade
The theme for this year’s parade is “Celebrating 32: 32 Counties and 32 Parades.” It is the 32nd Annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade in Arizona that takes place on Saturday, March 14th 2015. The Parade has marching bands, Irish step dancers, bagpipers, police and fire vehicles, government dignitaries, floats, the 2015 Arizona Irish Colleen / Arizona Rose with her Court and a whole lot more.

Visit the Animals
The Phoenix Zoo is located in Papago Park in central Phoenix. It’s easy to get to from all directions, and it is a lovely zoo, especially on a day when it isn’t too hot. Get there early on those warmer, sunny days.