Phoenix is known for its amazing fall and winter weather, which means while the rest of the country huddles indoors to stay warm, Phoenix residents and visitors alike can spend the majority of their day outside. If you’re looking for fun cheap or free things to do outside in Phoenix, Phoenix Living on the Cheap has got you covered.
Location: City parks all around Phoenix
Time: See park websites
Description: The Parks Department has designated walking paths in city parks, many including exercise stations. They’re fun for the whole family and a great way to experience your neighborhood.
Date: Early October until Mid-May
Time: 1pm – Tuesdays and Thursdays
Cost: Adults: $10, 12 and Under: $6, Seniors/Military: $7.50, 2 and under: Free
Description: Reservations are required to take the tour. This tour runs about 1 hour long and is great for the whole family. You will take an open-air tram through the farm where you will stop and see some calves and make your way through the rest of the farm. There is even a short stop at a small playground so the little ones can burn off their energy. If you want to make a day of it, Shamrock Farms even lets you bring a picnic lunch.
Location: Greater Phoenix Area
Time: Daylight Hours
Description: Getting out and hiking is a great way to spend time as a family (plus get some exercise). There are hundreds of trails close to Phoenix. Difficulties range from easy all the way to challenging. If hiking on your own doesn’t appeal to you, there are options for guided tours as well (these tours may have a fee). This brochure gives you helpful tips for the trails and information on where to find a guided tour.
Location: Various locations in and around Phoenix
Time: Times vary
Description: Car shows are great for kids and adults alike. Anyone who loves cars will have a great time at a car show. This is a whole list of FREE car shows in and around the Phoenix area. If you find one that interests you, be sure to check and make sure it is still running on time since the list goes out so far, changes can occur.
Date: Almost daily
Cost: Varies – Each truck is different
Description: Since there is no threat of snow, Food Trucks can be out all year long. The food trucks change locations and the trucks that are out frequently. You can check their website to see what trucks are out and where they are located. Food trucks are also available for rental.
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