Travel with Children

Phoenix can be a fun city to visit as a family, particularly if you go in the middle of January, when no one will believe that you'll be able to splash around in an outdoor pool! Mild winter climate aside, there are plenty of family-friendly museums to explore, plus a ghost town, horseback riding and plenty of far-out hikes to take among the cactus-studded trails. Baseball fans won't want to miss Cactus League, while teens may enjoy mountain biking, rock climbing or tubing down the Salt River. Water and amusement parks, meanwhile, are guaranteed fun, but are always weather dependent.