In Touch with the Desert

Recommended for : Family
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Check the family into Hotel Valley Ho in Scottsdale, an iconic resort minutes from downtown with great kid-friendly amenities. Enjoy a delicious American breakfast at Zuzu CafĂ© in the hotel before heading out to explore.
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Your first stop is the Desert Botanical Gardens in Papago Park nearby, a great opportunity to learn a bit about desert plant life, with over 50,000 species on display. 
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For lunch, enjoy local and seasonal cuisine at its finest right in the park at Gertrude's Restaurant
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And after lunch, there is plenty more to see beyond the desert garden, including the Phoenix Zoo, the Hole in the Rock and family-friendly hiking trails. Remember to bring plenty of water and sunscreen.
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Head back to Valley Ho to freshen up before enjoying a fusion of flavors ranging from Italian to Pan Asian to Mexican at Cowboy Ciao, not far from the hotel. 
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After dinner, take a stroll down to the canal with stunning evening views of the Soleri Bridge.