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10 Ways to Enjoy Spring in Arizona
Early spring in Arizona is one of my favorite times of the year because there are so many opportunities for a stunning desert view in our perfect weather. It’s also the season that creeps into the beginning of our 100˚+ days but we are certainly grateful to not be in our 120˚ summer quite yet. Our neighborhood park is busy and unlike the hottest days of summer, weekend days are spent outside with a wonderful smell of blooming flowers. The Arizona desert shows off some gorgeous colors in the spring and the strong scent of sweet flowers with buzzing bees nearby. 10 Ways to Enjoy Spring in Arizona includes all my favorite activities and a few tips for battling the onset of spring allergies. With the help of Clorox and FLONASE from our local Kroger grocery store, enjoying spring can be full of sunshine and butterflies without the added aggravation of allergies.
The Arizona desert beauty is all about the Saguaro and out of state guests are always amazed by their presence. “They are everywhere!” The Saguaro cactus can grow to be over 40 feet tall and live over 150 years. The cactus blooms April to June with a stunning white flower. The cactus also produces a vibrant ruby red fruit in June.
Surprisingly to many of our out of state guests, Arizona springtime brings many other blooms too. My yard is currently full of color.
With that color and sweet smell also comes the onset of spring allergies. In our home we use Clorox Disinfecting Wipes on hard non-porous surfaces to wipe away the most common allergens*. The wipes Kill 99.9% of Viruses** and Bacteria which is why I also keep the wipes in my car and bring them along to our family adventures at the park. A good wipe down of the monkey bars before my youngest daughter hops on is helpful for relieving allergy symptoms.
FLONASE makes an appearance in our home during the springtime to help relieve allergy symptoms to. Unlike Most Allergy Pills, FLONASE Relieves*** Nasal Congestion Plus Runny Nose, Sneezing, Itchy Nose, Itchy Eyes, and Watery Eyes. It helps Block 6 Allergic Substances, Most Pills Only Block 1**** and is from the #1 Doctor Recommended Brand***** in Allergy Relief. The over the counter medication is a powerful allergy relief in a gentle mist you’ll barely feel.
Children’s FLONASE SENSIMIST is for children ages two and older so it’s great for both my daughters. Unlike Most Allergy Syrups, Children’s FLONASE SENSIMIST Relieves****** Nasal Congestion Plus Runny Nose, Sneezing, Itchy Nose, Itchy Eyes*******, and Watery Eyes. Used identical as the adult version, the gentle mist is barely felt and easy to administer to children.
10 Ways to Enjoy Spring in Arizona
Much like fall in Arizona, ways to enjoy spring in Arizona gets you outside soaking up our incredible weather and enjoying the sunshine before it’s too hot.
We just moved into a new home late last year and are really missing the pool we built in our previous home. While this might not be the year we add a pool to our new backyard, we will definitely be enjoying Arizona spring days at our community pool! Arizona cities and towns have incredible water resorts and public pools to enjoy this season too. Check your local city or town webpages for pool hours and season opening days or plan a staycation at a resort like the Ritz-Carlton Dove Mountain or JW Marriot Desert Ridge.
Neighborhood Walks to the Park
We have settled right into our new neighborhood with an incredible street of friends but this is the season to get outside and explore. Plan a family walk after dinner to your park to play and meet neighbors while they are enjoying the excellent weather too.
Family Bike Ride
Our youngest daughter is just three years old and seems to think she’s ready to remove the training wheels from her bike. In an attempt to convince us to agree, her big sister asks to to go on a family bike ride everyday. It’s great exercise, fresh air and a free family activity.
Watch a desert storm
Monsoon season doesn’t begin quite yet but we have some fascinating desert storms in late spring. From our patio we can watch the desert sky light up with lightning and hear thunder with raindrops. But be careful not to be out in the middle of these quick storms because a Haboob happens fast without warning in the desert too.
Spring is the best time to enjoy early morning family hikes on our many marked desert trails. Family safety is a priority so pack plenty of water, watch your feet as you step to avoid startling a snake and stay on marked trails.
Attend a festival
Arizona has a fabulous calendar of events in the spring. We just visited the Arizona Renaissance Festival and all agreed next year we are attending earlier in the season for cooler daytime temperatures.
Visit the zoo
Plan an early morning visit to the zoo or other local attraction to see spring animal babies! The Phoenix Zoo is our favorite frequent visit during this season!
Explore all the beauty of the state on a road trip. In just one day you can easily see many different small cities and towns. My hometown, Globe, Arizona, is full of history and the best mexican food restaurants!
Picnic in the Park
There aren’t many times of the year where our temperature make a picnic in the park enjoyable but spring is definitely when you take advantage of the green grass and a picnic blanket!
Visit a preserve or outdoor museum
The Arizona Sonora Desert museum is a must see with thousands of local plants and cactus varieties. It’s a great place for photography, bird spotting and learning about Arizona history.
Pick up all the spring in Arizona essentials like Clorox and FLONASE at your local Kroger grocer.
How do you enjoy spring in Arizona? Learn more about how you can enjoy spring in Arizona and share your ideas for this favorite season by leaving a post comment!
*Use Clorox products as directed for removal of non-living allergens like pet dander, dust mite matter and pest matter on hard nonporous surfaces in your home. Keep out of reach of children.
**Human Coronavirus, Influenza A2 Virus
***vs single-ingredient antihistamines which do not treat nasal congestion
****Mechanism vs most over-the-counter (OTC) allergy pills. FLONASE nasal sprays act on multiple inflammatory substances (histamine, prostaglandins, cytokines, tryptases, chemokines, and leukotrienes). The exact number and precise mechanism are unknown.
*****among OTC Allergy Medications based on physician’s survey.
******vs single-ingredient antihistamines which do not treat nasal congestion; **FLONASE SENSIMIST is indicated for itchy, watery eyes in adults and children 12 years of age and older