We’ve finally seen the first days over 100 degrees in Arizona…and that can only mean one thing: Summer is almost here. Not only that, but the kids are finally out of school, meaning it’s time to solidify those seasonal vacations and start planning some fun outings for the months ahead. From outdoor adventures that help you see the best of Arizona to indoor ideas to keep cool in this heat, there really is so much to do and see. Here’s The Caniglia Group’s suggestions for Summer to-dos to add to your list for 2022!
If you’re looking to add a little culture and art to your Summer, look no further than the “Chihuly in the Desert” art installation by Dale Chihuly! It celebrates art, architecture, and nature; and showcases the most stunning works of glass art integrated into our surroundings! The shimmering, stunning glass backdropped by our incomparable Arizona landscape creates the most breathtaking setting to explore. The exhibit ends at the Desert Botanical Gardens on June 19th, so make sure you don’t miss it if you haven’t already gotten to see it. And according to the website, it spans two iconic Arizona locations, so head to Taliesin West today to see the rest if you just can’t get enough. We know we can’t!
We don’t know about you, but being surrounded by thousands of gorgeous rainforest plants, and even more varieties of beautiful butterflies, sounds like a day well-spent indeed. That’s why we recommend heading to the Butterfly Wonderland located at the Arizona Boardwalk this Summer! As one of the largest butterfly conservatories in North America, they offer the unmatched experience. Step into a lush, tropical oasis that is home to thousands of friendly butterfly species from all around the world. They even have a reptile exhibit, a honeybee paradise, an edible insect station, and so much more. Not only can you immerse yourself in the ambiance of the conservatory and watch butterflies emerge into the world, but you can even join in on a number of fun activities. Enjoy nighttime butterfly painting classes, or take part in a special, quiet hour photographing the butterflies, birds, or reptiles first thing in the morning! You won’t want to miss it.
We’re so lucky to have an amazing selection of museums and places to enjoy art here in Arizona; and one of our personal favorites is the ever-changing Wonderspaces exhibit in Scottsdale! Located right inside of Scottsdale Fashion Square, Wonderspaces offers an ever evolving lineup of 15 art installations that are truly extraordinary. They also offer signature cocktails to enjoy with your friends and family so you can peruse at your leisure and soak in the magic all around you. The best part is that you can always see something new, and each visit can be a whole new experience! Why? They’re open all year-round and regularly change up the featured artwork! Right now, you can experience “Thank You Bags” by Reed van Brunschot, “Glitche” by MASARY Studios, “Light Leaks” by Kyle McDonald and Jonas Jongejan, and so much more. Happy wandering!
The Caniglia Group is a team of devoted, committed luxury real estate professionals who love exploring and sharing Arizona. If you’d like to see more of the North Central Phoenix Corridor and learn more about homes available, contact us today at 602-903-7220. And don’t forget to stay tuned to our blog for even more insights into our amazing communities, events, fun to-dos, and so much more!