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Arizona Family Vacations

Read about family-friendly resorts including dude ranches, and top things to do in Arizona with kids.
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Top Things To Do In Arizona
Start with iconic scenery at awesome Monument Valley, where you can also learn about the Navajo way of life. Million-acre Lake Powell is stunning too, in a flooded canyon: go houseboating! Try some easy rafting down the Colorado River, or a whitewater raft adventure in the Grand Canyon, which you can also explore by helicopter. Take the Grand Canyon Railway from Williams Arizona, where Route 66 still lives (and so does the Wild West.) Not to mention dude ranches and family resorts...

Arizona Resorts for Families
Arizona has some excellent resort choices for families, from dude ranches to properties with lazy rivers and waterslides. Houseboats are also popular for family getaways.

Navajo Travel and Tourism
The lands belonging to the Navajo Nation include some of the most scenic places on earth, such as Monument Valley, and parts of the Grand Canyon. Families can learn about Native American culture and history; vacations can easily add in recreation such as rafting or house-boating.

Rancho de los Caballeros
This "ranch resort" in Wickenburg AZ (an hour and a half from Phoenix) has 60 years of history; golf, spa, and kids program; and horse rides through beautiful Sonoran desert. Great chance to learn about desert ecology.

Phoenix: Arizona Grand Resort
Only fifteen minutes from the Phoenix airport, this resort has its own private 6-acre waterpark. Great golf and hiking, too.

Houseboating on Lake Mead
This guest article describes a family vacation on a luxury houseboat: all the conveniences of home plus a few extras, like a waterslide. No boating experience required! (This article is about houseboating on Lake Mead in Nevada; Lake Mead is between Nevada and Arizona. Arizona also has houseboating on Lake Powell.)

Arizona Dude Ranches
Dude ranches can make great family holidays: Ranchweb.com helps you find ranches in Arizona.

Arizona Grand Resort
Only fifteen minutes from the Phoenix airport, this resort has its own private 6-acre waterpark. Great golf and hiking, too.

JW Marriott Desert Ridge Resort & Spa
This family-friendly resort in Phoenix has a 1600 ft. lazy river in its 4-acre pool complex.

Watch Baseball Spring Training in Arizona and Florida
Find out how to make the most of a family getaway to watch baseball spring training in Arizona or Florida.

Arizona Cactus League Spring Training Hotel Deals
Bringing the kids to watch Cactus League spring training? Find a great hotel deal during spring training season in Arizona.

Family Vacation Deals in the West – Pacific, Mountain, and Southwest
Looking for a family vacation deal in the West? Here are deals offered by top kid-friendly resorts in California, Hawaii and the rest of the West.

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