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Chill Out! The 6 Best Places to Cool Off in Phoenix

There’s no way to deny the fact that summertime is hot here in Phoenix. Thankfully, there are lots of great places to chill out when the temperature heats up. Here’s a look at some of the best places to cool off in Phoenix and nearby, courtesy of the team at Phelps LaClair.

How to Stay Cool in Phoenix This Summer

1: Oasis Water Park at the Arizona Grand Resort

Considered one of the best water parks in Phoenix—and named one of the best water parks in the country by the Travel Channel—the Oasis Water Park at the Arizona Grand Resort is the perfect place to cool off on a hot day. This seven-acre water park features an 8-story water slide,a giant wave pool, and a side-by-side inner tubing river. For little swimmers, the park also offers Wild Cat Springs, with arching water jets that are perfect for kids to splash in.

Located at 8000 Arizona Grand Parkway in Phoenix. Call 877-800-4888 or click here for more information on pricing and hours. 

2: Six Flags Hurricane Harbor

Considered the largest theme park in Arizona, Glendale’s Six Flags Hurricane Harbor offers a wide variety of water rides for the entire family. Water experiences range from family rides like Adventure River and the Big Kahuna white water rafting experience, to water slides like the thrilling Anaconda—named one of the top 5 water slides in the country. And little kids will love the Soak ’em Playground and Splash Land, which are both full of fun and interactive water activities.   

Located at 4243 W Pinnacle Peak Road in Glendale. Call 623-201-2000 or click here for more information on hours and pricing. 

3: Saguaro Lake

This man-made lake in Mesa is a product of the Stewart Mountain Dam. Named for the Saguaro cactus, it features more than 22 miles of shoreline and is the perfect spot for kayaking, boating, jet skiing, fishing, or simply enjoying the beautiful desert landscape all around it. Families can enjoy Butcher Jones Beach for swimming and picnics or take a stroll along the Saguaro Lake Marina, featuring a restaurant, picnic tables, and restrooms. 

Saguaro Lake Marina is located at 14011 N Bush Highway in Mesa. Call 480-986-5546 or click here for more information. 

4: Golfland Sunsplash

Looking for more than just water fun? Then you should definitely check out Golfland Sunsplash in Mesa. In addition to a full waterpark with lots of slides, a wave pool, a lazy river, and many other attractions, the park also features indoor activities that teens love—like an arcade and laser tag. And when it cools down at night, try your hand at a round of miniature golf, or make your way around the go-kart track. 

Located at 155 W Hampton Avenue in Mesa. Call 480-834-8319 or click here for information on hours and pricing. 

5: Chandler Aquatics

The City of Chandler offers a variety of pools and other fun water features throughout the area. For example, Arrowhead Pool features a family play pool with zero-depth entry, a toddler slide, and a water slide. Families will also love Hamilton Aquatic Center’s zero-depth play pool, water vortex, and two water slides. And Mesquite Groves Aquatic Center provides a lazy river with a waterfall, waterslides, a water spray pad, and much more. Or check out the Chandler Aquatics program, which offers youth swim teams, adult water aerobics, swim lessons, and many more ways to keep cool all summer long. 

Call 480-782-2750 or click here for more information. 

6: Arizona Boardwalk

If you’re looking for a way to stay cool during the summer that doesn’t involve getting wet, take a trip to the Arizona Boardwalk in Scottsdale. Featuring eight different indoor attractions, you’re guaranteed to find something of interest for everyone in your family. The OdySea Aquarium is the largest aquarium in the southwest, while Butterfly Wonderland is the largest indoor butterfly conservatory in America. The dinosaur lovers in your family will freak out over the indoor interactive exhibit Pangaea, Land of the Dinosaurs. There’s even an indoor playground with bounce houses, climbing structures, and more!

Located at 9500 East Vía de Ventura, in Scottsdale. Call 480-951-2100 or click here for more information on hours and pricing. 

Don’t Sweat Estate Planning in Arizona

While enjoying one or more of these six best places to cool off in Phoenix and its surrounding cities, don’t forget to set aside some time to work on your estate plan. Whether you are looking to set one up from scratch or have been putting off making updates to an existing plan, now is always the best time to make sure your estate plan is fully in order. 

If you would like to set up your estate plan this summer, contact Phelps LaClair today at 480-892-2488 to schedule an appointment.

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