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20 August . 2015

Great Fun Close to Home

Estrella is a lively and vibrant community residing in the foothills of the Sierra Estrella Mountains, and while the community is tucked privately away in Goodyear, it is minutes from some of Phoenix’s top attractions. Within a 30-minute radius of Estrella, The Valley hosts a bevy of hotspots that provide a great change of pace for the whole family. Information on a few locations are listed below:

The Wigwam Resort Hotel:

With its rich history and beautiful desert landscape, The Wigwam is perfect for a weekend with the family or a romantic couple’s retreat. Hang by the pool while the kids take on the new twisting water slides or visit the spa for signature treatments and fitness classes, and close the day with martinis, manicures and music. Finally, it would not be a staycation in Arizona without a world-class golf course to challenge yourself. For more information on the Wigwam, please visit www.wigwamarizona.com.

Brass Armadillo Antique Mall:

Located right in Goodyear, The Brass Armadillo Antique Mall is home to more than 600 antique dealers - the largest number of antique dealers under one roof in the Valley. It is well known to antique collectors and casual shoppers as a great place to have a fun and unique shopping experience. Even local stars like Jan D’Atri from Arizona Midday on Channel 12 and rock stars like Alice Cooper shop here. For more information on the Brass Armadillo Antique Mall, please visit www.brassarmadillo.com.

Children’s Museum of Phoenix:

Listed as one of the top 10 children’s museums in the country, the Children’s Museum of Phoenix is a wondrous place of imagination, inspiration, creativity and just plain fun! The Museum offers more than 300 play experiences, spread throughout three floors in the magnificent and historic Monroe School Building. Additionally, it offers a diverse range of classes and programs – from music and yoga to math and science. The Art Studio is also perfect for your budding artists. For more information and a schedule of educational programs, please visit www.chidrensmuseumofphoenix.org.

American Sports Centers Avondale:

The American Sports Centers Avondale is perfect for the athlete in all of us, especially when the summer heat is bearing down. The indoor sports center holds six volleyball courts, four basketball courts, two indoor soccer fields and a 4,000 sq. ft. multi-purpose room. On weekdays the ASC provides a wide variety of leagues, classes, clinics and other programs, and on the weekends the Center hosts a combination of tournaments, leagues and special events. Sidelines, the on-site restaurant, offers an affordable menu of made-to-order food items and a selection of beer and wine on tap. For more information on the American Sports Centers Avondale, please visit www.ascavondale.com.