Labor Day EventsAs we enter into Labor Day weekend, we would like to wish you and your family a fun-filled, safe holiday. In order to help you stay cool while you celebrate, we have put together a list of some fun events throughout the Valley that are designed with family in mind. Enjoy!


On Saturday, September 2nd, get the family together at the Phoenician Resort for a day full of fun with golf course safari tours, dive-in-movies, crafts and hula hoop contests! For details and more information, visit: https://www.thephoenician.com/seasonal-events/


Blast off into imagination and adventure with Space Mission at LEGOLAND © Discovery Center Arizona! This attraction is housed within Arizona Mills in Tempe, AZ and will be open until December 31, 2017. For complete details, visit: https://www.tempetourism.com/event/space-mission-legoland-az/


There’s plenty to see at the Peoria Labor Day Parade & Picnic! The event will begin with a parade at 10 a.m. in front of the fire station on Monroe Street and food and beverages will be served at Riverfront Festival Park until 2 p.m. For more information, visit: http://www.peoriaevents.com/events/labor-day-parade-picnic


Stay cool while giving your kids a day full of fun at the Labor Day Party at Great Skate in Glendale on Monday, September 4th. Two time slots are available: from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. or 2 p.m. to 5 p.m., where your family can enjoy pizza, games and nonstop skating fun. For more information, visit: http://www.unitedskates.com/public/glendale/schedule/special-events/index.cfm 


Let the skating fun continue with a Labor Day Skate Party at USA’s Skateland in Chandler! On Monday, September 4th from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. families can enjoy pizza, roller skating or roller blading and will have the opportunity to meet the Trolls and the Smurfs! Admission is $5. For more information, visit: http://www.unitedskates.com/public/chandler/schedule/special-events/index.cfm


For those feeling adventurous, visit Desert Botanical Garden on Saturday, September 2nd, for a flashlight tour of the desert! From 7 to 9:30 p.m. you and your family will have the opportunity to visit discovery stations featuring various desert animals and elements. For more information, visit: https://www.dbg.org/events/flashlight-tours

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A Day Trip to Remember: Sedona, AZ

by Shea Homes Arizona on October 2, 2015

Hello Weekend! This is the third in a series meant for the Phoenician weekender looking for a little day trip adventure.

Known for its striking red rocks and desert scenery, Sedona is one of Arizona’s most unique towns. Sedona attracts visitors from all over the world, and for those lucky to enough to live in the Phoenix area, it’s only a two-hour drive, making it the perfect day trip. Whether you’re looking for art, adventure, or spiritual enhancement, you are sure to find something to enjoy while spending the day in Sedona.

Slide Rock:
Slide Rock, Sedona, AZ Photo Credit: Bill Morrow from Flickr.com

For some fun in the sun before it cools off too much, Slide Rock is definitely a spot you won’t want to miss! Open every day, all day, it is a great place to cool off with family and friends. Slide Rock has been named one of Arizona’s 10 best state parks and attracts numerous people every day of the week. Seven miles north of Sedona, the sandstone has been beat down by the water, forming natural slides to ride down and be carried into pools of water throughout the river. The summer admission fee is $20 per vehicle Monday-Thursday, and $30 on the weekends. So grab your friends, your water shoes, and your sunblock, and get ready for a great day! [read more…]


A Day Trip To Remember: Prescott, AZ

by Shea Homes Arizona on July 31, 2015


Hello Weekend! This is the second in a series meant for the Phoenician weekender looking for a little day trip adventure.

This day trip is a blast from the past as you walk the streets of the old west and make memories for years to come. Home to the World’s Oldest Rodeo, historic downtown, hiking trails and scenic lakes, Prescott houses the perfect combination of history and nature. Only an hour and 45 minutes north of Phoenix, it’s a great way to beat the heat and experience a different side of Arizona.

Watson Lake:

Watson Lake

Photo Credit: David Seay of Flickr.com

Located four miles from Prescott, Watson Lake Park offers activities any visitor is sure to enjoy. Whether it’s just for a day or you choose to stay overnight, there’s something for the whole family to enjoy. Watson Lake offers camping, fishing, kayaking, hiking, boating, recreational activities, canoeing, rock climbing, etc. Summer hours at the lake are from 6 a.m. – 10 p.m. This is a great getaway outside of the city if you’re looking to spend the day in nature.

Downtown Historic Area:

Prescott Courthouse

Photo Credit: Ken Lund of Flickr.com

Prescott is home to just over 40,000 people and has some impressive accomplishments for a small city. Honored with a top 10 ranking of public spaces in the U.S., the Prescott Courthouse plaza is just one of the many great venues in the downtown historic area. It is home to three of Arizona’s most valued museums, annual art and music festivals, the famous Whiskey Row, restaurants, and plenty of shopping. This day trip has a small town vibe with big things to offer.