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5 Things to do in Phoenix – Summer 2012

Summer is here and that means it’s time to find activities that the whole family will enjoy. Phoenix has an amazing assortment of awesome stuff to do that will appeal to everyone.
You can fly to Phoenix easily from Europe from all major airports and internal US flights are very cheap so now is a great time to explore this wonderful quirky city.

Phoenix Zoo

 

Phoenix Zoon - Fantastic Range of Animals

Phoenix Zoon – Fantastic Range of Animals

The Phoenix Zoo has an event during the month of July called Winter in July. Over twenty tons of fake snow will fall on the zoo and visitors can throw snowballs and watch how the animals enjoy this cold summer treat. You can visit all the normal zoo attractions with the added bonus of snow falling in the middle of summer. For the youngest of your group, the zoo offers a separate play area in the snow just for toddlers. Bring the whole family and enjoy Winter in July.

Civic Space Park – Music Series

Civic Space Park

Amazing Civic Space Park

During the summer months, visitors and locals alike can enjoy the free music series that takes place every Thursday night at the Civic Space Park in downtown Phoenix. Not only is this event a whole lot of fun, it is also free. Come on down on Thursday nights and hear a live band while you enjoy the summer evening.

Phoenix Public Market

Phoenix Public Market

Phoenix Public Market – Get Stocked Up on Fresh Goods

The Phoenix Public Market is a part indoor part open-air market that offers local food and crafts for sale. You can support local vendors while you experience fresh, healthy treats. Visitors will enjoy seeing the beautiful arts and crafts that Arizona natives can create. The crafts for sale include jewelry, hand-made wooden crafts, pillows, clothing, and much more.

Enchanted Island Amusment Park

The Kids Will Love This Amazing Amusement Park

The Kids Will Love This Amazing Amusement Park

Enchanted Island Amusement Park is open every weekend evening and has a good selection of rides for the younger visitors and games for the older ones. There are a few rides that adults can ride as well. People of every age enjoy an evening out here as they ride the train, see the amazing view from the Parachute Tower, and play an assortment of arcade games. The snack bar has a variety of food so everyone in the group will find something to satisfy their taste buds.

Heard Museum

Heard Museum

Heard Museum – Stunning Displays

The Heard Museum in Phoenix shows visitors the rich Native American history of this area. This summer, you can enjoy the museum free on Sundays. Come out and see all the treasures that Native Americans were famous for making. Learn about what their lives were like. You can also shop at the museum shops which feature authentic work from American Indian artists.

Phoenix has many things in store this summer for everyone. Get out the house and have some fun this year at one of these amazing places.

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