Arizona Staycation

How to spring break right here in Phoenix (spring break staycation)

Each March, millions of people rise out of snow and ice to find refuge during their spring break. Lots of people choose Phoenix for the resorts, the palm trees and the sun. If you are lucky enough to reside in Phoenix, then you have enjoyed the year round warm, dry heat.

The best part for you during spring break is that you do not need to necessarily go anywhere. You can enjoy a spring break staycation right here in the valley and save a ton of money.

So what is there to do in Phoenix for spring break? Well we are glad you asked. Here is a great list of fun things to do and piece together to make a great week or weekend of fun and sun.

Spring Training Game

Phoenix is home to the most action packed professional baseball spring training season there is. The best part is that there are literally hundreds of games to choose from and the prices are affordable. The Cactus League brings lots of fun and excitement to the valley.

There are 10 stadiums that are home to 15 different teams that come to the valley to train and practice. You can get autographs from players, watch some great games and the food is not too shabby either. Most stadiums have a variety of food and beer to taste. There’s everything from artisan hot dogs to local craft brews. Spring training games are great for the entire family to enjoy.

Relax Poolside
What is spring break without a pool? It is not spring break, that’s what. In Phoenix, there are many pools that are open for you to relax in and score some sun rays.


  • Wet ‘n’ Wild
    Head over to Glendale to enjoy special dates for sun and swimming at Wet ‘n’ Wild. Opening March 16, 2019 just in time for spring break, this water park has it all. From thrill rides, to kiddie slides and a lazy river, this is an attraction for the entire family.
  • Golfland Sunsplash
    If you are closer to the east valley then you are in luck, for a waterpark full of fun and thrills awaits. The Castle Waterslides opens March 9th in Mesa. After you dry off, you can enjoy a round of mini golf too.
  • Kiwanis Park Tempe
    If you enjoy a scenic lake then Kiwanis Park in Tempe should not be passed up. There are activities for all interests including baseball diamonds, basketball courts, playgrounds, soccer fields, tennis and volleyball courts. Bring your lunch to grill up, your lucky horseshoe and some suntan lotion for over 125 acres of pure outdoor fun.
  • Chandler Aquatic Centers and Pools

Aquatic centers and pools are no joke in Chandler. It is an oasis of waterslides, lap pools, diving boards and a variety of water play features. These places are affordable for the whole family and a great place to enjoy a little break.

  • Arizona Grand Water Park
    For aquatic thrills and a desert oasis that is second to none, the Arizona Grand Water Park definitely delivers. “The entire family can find the perfect combination of fun and relaxation on seven acres of thrilling aquatic recreation, cascading waterfalls, lush foliage and towering palms.”

Scenic drives: Apache Trail
If you don’t mind traveling just a bit the scenic drive through the Apache Trail might just be up your alley. This is a great way to truly appreciate and see all that the southwest has to offer. It is 42 miles of pure scenery, a few unpaved roads and many optional stops. It starts in Apache Junction and ends at the Roosevelt Dam.

“The Apache Trail combines the grandeur of the Alps, the glory of the Rockies, the magnificence of the Grand Canyon and then adds an indefinable something that none of the others have, to me, it is most awe-inspiring and most sublimely beautiful.” -Theodore Roosevelt

Amusement Parks
Spring break can be full of adventure and thrilling rides. You can find amusement parks right here in Phoenix to enjoy on your spring break staycation.

  • Castles ‘n’ Coasters
    Just like the name says, Castles ‘n’ Coasters showcases medieval buildings and big drops. Get in a full day of coasters, go karts, bumper boats, fun house, mini golf and more.
  • Enchanted Island
    This amusement park is fun for all ages. Admission is always free, however the rides will cost you. Enjoy a train ride, the Encanto Carousel, bumper boats, a rock climbing wall and more.

Perhaps grabbing your tackle box and fishing pole sounds like the perfect spring break plan. There are many places to fish in Phoenix. Remember, you must first get a fishing license, but then you can enjoy all the fishing you desire. With over 30 different lakes and ponds to cast your rod, there is a lot of fishing you can enjoy.

Lake Havasu City

A huge spring break destination for many vacationers is in Lake Havasu City. While you will have to make a small trek to get there, it is just over a 3 hour drive. This type of spring break destination means packing your swimsuit, suntan lotion and your dancing shoes.

During the day you can relax on a beach, rent a boat, paddle in a canoe and so much more. At night, get ready to eat incredible food and dance the night away. This is definitely the party destination.

The Food

If spring break means breaking away from your kitchen, then maybe a fun restaurant is more your style. There are some very interesting restaurants to take the whole family to! Here are some family friendly restaurants to enjoy in Phoenix on your spring break staycation.

Bottom Line

No matter how you slice it, there is fun, sun and thrills in Phoenix. Living in Phoenix means the perfect opportunity for a spring break staycation. You don’t have to go far or spend tons of money to enjoy a little break time in March.