5 Ways to Relax in Ahwatukee

The Santistevan Group


Looking for ways to relax near Ahwatukee? You're in luck! There are plenty of ways to unwind in this beautiful Phoenix suburb. From exceptional dining to relaxing spa retreats, Ahwatukee has something for everyone. Take a break from your busy schedule and enjoy all that this wonderful community has to offer.

1. Recurring summer events

Wine & Beer Festival


This popular annual event returns every June! The Wine & Beer Festival funds the Ahwatukee holiday lights and nonprofit organizations through the raffle and wine pull. Attendees enjoy tastings of beer, wine, and food alongside live entertainment that always keeps the atmosphere festive.

Red, White, and Boom

This free family-friendly celebration of America's Independence Day returns every July. Red, White, and Boom is filled with fun from mid-afternoon to late in the evening, so whether you’re planning to make it an all-day adventure or an afternoon escape, you’ll never miss out. Stop by for a wide selection of food and spirits, performances including Ahwatukee Children's Theater's Ahwatukee Idol, and a hot dog eating contest. Bring the kids along to enjoy the family-friendly entertainment from Radio Disney Rockin' Road Show, with games, prizes, and music to keep the party going until the fireworks start at 9 pm.


Ahwatukee Farmers Market


The Ahwatukee Farmers Market is a popular venue for Sunday morning shoppers. Visit the Ahwatukee Swim & Tennis Center parking lot near Ahwatukee real estate to shop for locally grown produce, flowers, and herbs. The market also offers meat and seafood from local butchers, baked goods from local farms and bakeries, and arts and crafts from local artisans.

2. Dining

A great way to relax is treating yourself, your family, and your friends to a nice meal. Sometimes just removing the need to fuss with clean up alleviates stress, and good company is also shown to be beneficial for relaxation. Some local favorites near homes for sale in Ahwatukee are Pomegranate Cafe for brunch or lunch, or simply when you’re craving something extra sweet; Rustler's Rooste when the whole family wants a night out; and Cold Beers & Cheeseburgers when you need an evening to hang out with friends.

Pomegranate Cafe


Stop by this popular cafe for brunch favorites like the Peace, Love & Granola Bowl or the Chocho Smoothie Bowl. The eatery is also a great place to grab a burger or tacos for lunch or dinner. And make sure to check out their delicious bakery items. Try the dozen mini sweets to sample a range of the cafe's offerings, or order up a dozen homemade pop-tarts — they make a great breakfast or snack for the week.

Rustler's Rooste


For a night out with the family near Ahwatukee real estate, Rustler's Rooste is a great option, especially since kids' meals are free. Start your meal with the Jumbo Potato Skins, or if you are feeling adventurous, try the Authentic Rattlesnake. For your entree, select from options like the aged steaks, the brisket and sausage plate, the ribs, or the rotisserie chicken. To end your meal, try the ice cream sundae or chocolate cake for a sweet treat.

Cold Beers and Cheeseburgers


For a night out with your friends near homes for sale in Ahwatukee, you can't go wrong with a visit to Cold Beers and Cheeseburgers. Indulge yourself with mouth-watering starters like the jumbo pretzels and fried pickles, or if you’re in the mood for something spicier, test out the Hell Fire Chips. For your main dish, choose grilled drumsticks, sliders (try the Bacon PB&J Cheeseburger), and of course, the cheeseburgers for which the restaurant is named. Of the different cheeseburger options, the Juicy Lucy and the Hangover burgers are the most popular. If hot dogs are more to your taste, The Cincinnati is a must-try. When it’s time for dessert, the Tableside S'mores are always a hit.

3. Visit a Spa

Sometimes the only way to relax fully is to spend a day being pampered and there's no better location than Fuchsia in Ahwatukee. Minutes from Ahwatukee real estate, you can treat yourself to a massage of varying time lengths. The 80-minute option with the magic scalp treatment add-on is highly recommended. You can also enjoy facial and sauna services, as well as beauty services like lash lifts and brow tints. Residents appreciate the option to become a member, which offers discounts on treatments for regular clients.

4. Enjoy the fresh air as you hike South Mountain

Photo Courtesy of Visit Arizona
 
South Mountain Park & Preserve is the best place for active residents and visitors interested in homes for sale in Ahwatukee, where they will enjoy cycling and hiking. With over 58 miles of trails across 16,000 acres, there are plenty of paths available for hikers of all skill levels.
 
For families seeking a leisurely walk with young kids, the Crosscut Trail is a great choice since it is only half a mile long. The Crosscut Trail can be accessed from the 19th Avenue Trailhead. For a challenging hike, try the Alta Trail which is accessible from the San Juan Road Gate. This hike covers nearly 5 miles and has a total elevation change of over 1000 feet. The path is very steep, but the views make the hike more than worth the effort.

5. Check out what’s playing at Fountain Hills Theater

For a fun weekend evening, check out the performances offered at the Fountains Hills Theater. The theater presents youth productions along with two other mainstages for a total of three stages and three seasons of shows. It also provides summer camps for kids!
 
Although the list above covers many options for relaxation in Ahwatukee, there are countless other ways to enjoy your time in this wonderful community. Ahwatukee is truly a great place to call home. If you're interested in Ahwatukee real estate, be sure to reach out to one of the trusted local agents at The Santistevan Group.



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