Hot Air Expeditions July Newsletter

Happy July!  Check out our newsletter to catch a glimpse of what it’s like to take a ride with us, our summer special, and fun ways to stay cool during this summer heat!

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Summer in Arizona: Fun Ways to Stay Cool

With most days of the week being well into the triple digits during summer, sometimes it’s hard to figure out what to do that requires you leaving the coziness of your air conditioning. Here are a few activities that will get you out of the house and into some cool fun!


Morning Hot Air Balloon Experience:

With morning hot air balloon flights offered daily, year-round at the coolest time of day, beating the heat has never been more fun! Enjoy a 60-90 minute flight and take in the sights and sounds of the stunning Sonoran Desert.  Flights come complete with chilled champagne and a gourmet post-flight breakfast, and you’re wrapped up before 9:00am.  For more information on Hot Air Expeditions’ offerings or to make a reservation visit or call (480) 502-6999


Desert Botanical Garden Flashlight Tours

BYOF! Bring your own flashlight for a self-guided tour of the Desert Botanical Garden on Thursdays & Saturdays throughout the Summer from 7:00-10:00pm through September 3rd.  Immerse yourself in nature while learning fun facts about Arizona’s environment and seeing/hearing wild desert nightlife. Bonus: Children ages 2 and under are free!  For more information visit the Desert Botanical Gardens here!


Winter in July at the Phoenix Zoo

Who said we don’t have snow in Arizona?  On Saturday July 16, from 7:00-11:00am the Phoenix zoo will be transformed into a winter wonderland with more than 30 tons of snow, creating a winter playground for children, as well as for some of the zoo’s residents! Ruby, the Asian elephant will also be receiving a cold shower, courtesy of the Phoenix Fire Department. Click here for more information!

Wet n Wild

Wet ‘n’ Wild Phoenix

What better way to cool down than with water?  Located in Phoenix, this watery oasis has fun to keep the family entertained for the entire day!  With multiple slides, a lazy river, and a wave pool as well as dining options, this is a great full day activity that will help you shake the desert heat.  More information on Wet ‘n’ Wild can be found here.


Musical Instrument Museum

In just six short years since opening, the Musical Instrument Museum has been recognized by TripAdvisor as one of the top 20 museums in the United States, and is rated the #1 attraction in Phoenix by TripAdvisor reviewers. The MIM provides a fun, interactive music experience that is perfect for guests of all ages.  Admission includes state-of-the-art wireless headsets and headphones so you can take the self-guided tour at your pace, and explore music and instruments from around the world, all under one roof.  Get more information on the MIM here.

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Resort Staycation

Who says you have to leave town for a vacation? Many hotels and resorts in the Phoenix/Scottsdale area are running deals and specials for staycations.  Relax by the pool, sip some chilled bubbly, or cool off with a relaxing spa treatment once you arrive! Many rooms from top resorts are under $100 per night – enjoy these deals while they last! Some of our favorites are:

Omni Scottsdale Resort & Spa at Montelucia – rooms are starting at $99 a night

The Wigwam – rooms starting at $89 a night

We-Ko-Pa Resort and Conference Center – rooms are starting at $89 a night

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