For lunch, enjoy local and seasonal cuisine at its finest right in the park at Gertrude's Restaurant.
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.
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.
After dinner, take a stroll down to the canal with stunning evening views of the Soleri Bridge.