What’s the best part about having the Super Bowl in Arizona?  Well, of course, it’s going to be the amazing weather!  The sight of the breath of rugged warriors on the frozen gridiron is great, but we can be outside in t-shirts! Since we have the best climate for the biggest sporting event of the year, there will be so many outdoor activities leading up to the big game that will entertain both the big fans and the little fans.  Football player

Starting on January 28th, Cityscape in Downtown Phoenix and the  surrounding area will be transformed into Super Bowl Central, a twelve-block campus of football-themed, family-friendly fun.  Cityscape has also extended City Skate, Phoenix’s only real outdoor ice skating rink through February 1st.   The rink is located in the middle of Central Ave, between Washington and Jefferson streets on the very west end of Super Bowl Central.

There will also be nightly fireworks displays and while you’re down there, don’t forget to take a picture in front of the  30-foot tall XLIX letters to show off your big smiles from your Gilbert pediatric dentist

The valley is also home to the Phoenix Children’s Museum, where the exhibits aren’t just for looking.  Your little fan up to the age of 10 can crawl, climb, draw, build and explore three floors of colors, shapes and textures, even kids under three can have a ball on the main floor. The interactive exhibits engage the minds, muscles and imaginations of children and the big fans who care about them.

For your little fan who likes doing science experiments, on the east end of Super Bowl Central is the Arizona Science Center, which features more than 300 hands-on exhibits, live demonstrations, a state-of-the-art Planetarium and a five-story IMAX® theater, which will feature Galapagos: Nature’s Wonderland in 3D through February.   

Valley Metro’s also offering a special pass package that includes a 7-day commemorative transit pass, a souvenir lanyard and a pocket guide with maps and a list of places to go, so that your festivities for the big game are both fun and safe!

Finally, the Phoenix convention center will become the NFL Experience, the world’s largest interactive football theme park, from January 24th through February 1st.  The experience includes games, displays, entertainment, youth football clinics, free autograph sessions from current and former NFL stars and much more.