Free & Almost Free FAMILY FUN!

Having fun in Scottsdale doesn’t have to break the piggy bank.  Some nearby favorites:

Photo Credit: Mark Koster

Learn about the Sonoran Desert, Meet our Wild Neighbors, and Enjoy Free or Almost Free Programs.

Further Out (Free & Almost Free) FAMILY FUN!

  • Cowboy Get Away right next door… Saguaro Ranch (pricier but cheap/close vacation) Kayak, spend the night, hike to the river w/cliffs and wild horses.
  • Fossil Creek – Yup, the photo is Fossil Creek. (1.5 hr drive)
  • The Arizona Trail – Hike AZ from Mexico to Utah… don’t try  this in one day 🙂  So many adventures & volunteer/education oppts await your family!
  • Pine, Sedona, Payson, Prescott, Flagstaff, Bisbee…. explore!
  • AZ Camping
  • Superstitions & Apache Trail (a white knuckle drive)
  • Find out what a Sky Island is & visit
  • Sharks!  When in San Diego, skip Legoland, swim w/leopard sharks for free!  La Jolla Shores beach, south by the kayaks.  Bring a mask&snorkle.