Beautiful botanical desert garden with over 4,000 types of plants. The guides will teach you everything they know about the plants and wildlife while touring the gardens. It's a good family activity because there are no restrictions except for walking and price point.
A must-see in Phoenix, the gardens are the best way to become familiar with the desert plant and animal life.
Food Nearby: -DeFalcos Italian Deli -Papago Brewery (see website for current beers on tap: papagobrewing.com) -Gertrude's Restaurant -More restaurants in the area: www.chowhound.com/post/lunch-desert-botanical-garden-scottsdale-617612
Hotels Nearby: -The Phoenician -The Camelback Inn -Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites Scottsdale - Old Town -Hotel San Carlos (haunted)
Other Nearby Activities: -Bowlmar Lanes Scottsdale - Old Town -Chase Field (Diamondbacks Game) -Salt River Tubing -Sedona/Flagstaff