Staycations & Summer Fun Directory

Butterfly Wonderland
9500 E. Via de Ventura, Scottsdale
480-800-3000 •

Visit America’s largest butterfly pavilion with more than 3,000 butterflies from around the world. Other exhibits include a butterfly emergence gallery, 3D theater, Honey Bee Extravaganza, Spineless Giants, Rainforest Reptile exhibit and Tropical Waters of the World.

Children’s Museum Tucson
200 S. Sixth Ave., Tucson
520-792-9985 •

Enjoy $3 admission every Sunday during the summer, plus special guests each week will share their love of science, technology, engineering, art or math. Some of the scheduled guests include the Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum, Tucson Botanical Gardens, Pima Air & Space Museum and University of Arizona Optics.

6433 E Doubletree Ranch Road, Paradise Valley
480-948-6145 •

The foundry/gallery where Soleri Windbells are made and sold. Whether you wish to enhance your backyard paradise, and/or present a gift that leaves a lasting impression like no other gift can, Soleri Windbells are perfect!

Hilton El Conquistador
10000 N. Oracle Road, Tucson
800-445-8667 •

Set a new standard for summer getaways and immerse yourself in a uniquely Southwest experience. From regionally inspired dining to family-friendly adventures, you’ll be embraced by the vibrant Sonoran Desert. Enjoy a trail ride from our own stables or relax poolside and experience the resort’s completely renovated outdoor and indoor spaces.

Musical Instrument Museum (MIM)
4725 E. Mayo Blvd., Phoenix
480-478-6000 •

With more than 6,500 musical instruments and objects on display, MIM provides a one-of-a-kind experience for all ages. MIM’s five Geographic Galleries showcase music and cultures from every country in the world through multimedia that allows you to hear, see and feel the creative spirit of people as they play their instruments.

OdySea Aquarium
9500 E. Via de Ventura, Scottsdale
480-291-8000 •

OdySea is the largest aquarium in the Southwest with more than 30,000 animals in 50 exhibits. The facility includes a theater, SeaTREK underwater ocean walking, Penguin Interaction Program, Behind the Scenes Tour and daily events.

Talking Stick Resort
9800 E. Talking Stick Way, Scottsdale
480-850-7777 •

Experience world-class entertainment, poolside bashes, mouthwatering cuisine and casino gaming at Talking Stick Resort. The AAA Four Diamond venue is celebrating the season with its Summer Staycation Package, and rates start as low as $129 per night. Based on availability from June 1 to September 29.

The Orchard PHX
7100 N. 12th St., Phoenix

This concept features three options for your palate. Pomelo is a full-service restaurant serving contemporary American food. Luci’s at The Orchard is a quick-service restaurant and marketplace offering breakfast and lunch, gourmet coffee and novelty items. Splurge Ice Cream & Candy Shop offers ice cream, gelato and candy. There is also a splash pad and large lawn area.

Valley of the Sun Jewish Community Center
12701 N. Scottsdale Road, Scottsdale
480-483-7121 •

Stay cool in our pool during our Jcation Staycation Summer Splash Series! Every Sunday in June and July from 11am to 2pm. Two sparkling pools, fun weekly themes, live DJ, children’s activities, rock climbing wall, splash pad and so much more! JCC members and children under 2 are Free. Adult guests: $3; children ages 2 & up: $2.

Western Spirit: Scottsdale’s Museum of the West
3830 N. Marshall Way, Scottsdale
480-686-9539 •

Explore the West in cool comfort at this TripAdvisor top-rated attraction and Smithsonian Affiliate. In June, enjoy four “Western Wednesdays” events with the kids, plus new exhibitions: Grand Canyon (opens June 6) and Western film history (opens June 20); in addition to several ongoing art and history exhibitions.

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