Things to do in August in Phoenix, AZ

We know the summer season in Arizona might not sound appealing to some people due to the brutal heat and frequent triple-digit temperatures, but don’t count destinations like Phoenix out just yet. There are still plenty of activities to enjoy and things to do throughout the summer in Phoenix, some specifically meant to cool you off!

If you find yourself vacationing or visiting the great city of Phoenix during the summer, here are some fun things to do in August. Enjoy unique desert landscaping, explore the city’s interesting museums, or grab a scoop of ice cream to beat the heat.

1. Discover the Arizona Science Center

The Arizona Science Center is a great activity to escape the heat and keep the whole family learning! Pass through the fun and interactive exhibits that keep the kids engaged and interested in all things science and technology. Best of all, the air conditioning is always running, and there’s no need to reapply sunscreen when you’re indoors!

2. Try a Phoenix Waterpark

If you’re looking to get outside but stay cool at the same time, one of the several waterparks throughout the city of Phoenix is a great option! Stay in the shade while the rest of the family explores the park, or join them for an afternoon of wild adventure on water slides or in a wave pool.

3. Kayak and Swim in the Salt River

This is another activity with a built-in cooling element. Grab your kayak or rent one along the way and start your journey down the Salt River. Enjoy views of the surrounding cliffs and cacti of the Sonoran desert. If you’re not confident in your own kayaking abilities, you can hire a raft guide for a two- or four-hour trip down the river instead.

4. Enjoy an Early Morning Hike

Just because it’s hot doesn’t mean you can’t hike to enjoy a bird’s-eye-view of the stunning desert views Phoenix has to offer. Go for a hike earlier in the morning when the sun is still rising, and the temperature hasn’t peaked for the most optimal experience. There is nothing more magical than watching the sun turn from a desert purple to bright orange as the sun comes up, and Camelback Mountain is a great spot to experience the desert from above.

5. Tour the Desert Botanical Garden at Night

Temperatures are the coolest early in the morning or later at night in Phoenix, and nighttime is the perfect time to take a discounted, self-guided tour of the Desert Botanical Garden. Check out the unique night-blooming plants of the desert in the cooler temperatures as you weave your way through the well-maintained grounds of the gardens. Food and drink options are available once you’ve had your fair share of the desert’s flora and fauna.

6. Catch a Diamondback Game

Chase Field is one of the only enclosed baseball stadiums in the country, meaning anytime is a great time to catch the home MLB team, the Diamondbacks, in action. The stadium is fully equipped with air conditioning, a retractable roof, and solar panels that generate energy while providing fans shade.

Enjoy These Activities and More at Our AZ Christopher Todd Communities

When you choose to live at a Christopher Todd community in Arizona, you are putting yourself within convenient reach of all these activities and plenty more. Our communities of build-to-rent homes in the suburbs of Phoenix are all located close to several popular Phoenix attractions, like the ones listed above, and several others that are yours to enjoy and explore.

If you don’t feel like traveling far, you are also free to enjoy the amenities that are a part of each Christopher Todd community. Cool off in the resort-style swimming pool, work up a sweat in the air-conditioned fitness center, or just enjoy time in your space in your own home. There’s plenty to see and do in Pheonix any time of the year, and living in a Christopher Todd community puts you close to it all.

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Christopher Todd Communities creates neighborhoods and communities for people to enjoy, share, and live. Here, you’ll find luxury, single-story, rental homes in gated, planned communities that are professionally managed. These come complete with amenities designed for socializing, energizing, for peace of mind, and even for pets.