Phoenix Arizona vacations offer something for everyone, and while winter is the peak travel season for this scintillating Southwest capital, there really isn't a bad time to visit. Summer is an extremely hot time of year, so it's not the best time to visit if you want to enjoy the great outdoors on a Phoenix escape. That being said, the Phoenix area boasts a healthy collection of water parks for those who are dropping into town to take advantage of all the summer travel deals. As for the other months, the weather is more agreeable, allowing locals and visitors alike to enjoy plenty of time outside.
Many Phoenix vacations include outdoor activities, with golfing being one of the most popular. The Phoenix area is home to hundreds of golf courses, and some of these courses figure among the best in the world. In addition to an impressive number of golf courses, the Phoenix area also has more than its fair share of world-class golf resorts. Nearby Scottsdale is home to some of the most attractive Phoenix area golf resorts, making Scottsdale vacations especially tempting for golfing enthusiasts. Back in Phoenix proper, a stay at the Arizona Grand Resort might be in order if your vacation has golfing at the heart of things.
In addition to golfing, those who are looking to enjoy the great outdoors on Phoenix vacations can also go hiking. Many Phoenix Arizona vacations have hiking as the featured activity, especially since excellent hiking trails abound in the area. The beauty of the surrounding Sonoran Desert terrain is mesmerizing, helping to make hiking one of the most popular things to do in Phoenix, and you can also venture off to other destinations in the state to trek, including the Grand Canyon. If you don't have time to make it up to the Grand Canyon on Phoenix Arizona vacations, the trails that are found closer to town shouldn't fail to impress. On Scottsdale vacations, the trails in the McDowell Mountains can be a joy to explore, and back in Phoenix, hiking through the South Mountain Park can be an excellent way to spend some time.
Phoenix and Scottsdale vacations are essentially the same thing, as the two cities are so close to one another, and for those who like to shop, they can both be ideal. If you are based at one of the Scottsdale hotels, hitting the Fifth Avenue Shops and the shops at Old Town Scottsdale can satisfy hours on end, while the Biltmore Fashion Park will be easily accessible for those who are based in both Phoenix and Scottsdale. The Biltmore Fashion Park is the most upscale shopping destination in the Phoenix area, and for those looking for luxury hotels, the surrounding Biltmore District is home to some of the best, including the landmark Arizona Biltmore.
Phoenix vacations can cater to just about anyone, including sports enthusiasts. The Arizona capital is a sports crazy town, and if you like football, catching a game at the amazing University of Phoenix Stadium is worth planning a vacation around. Found in Glendale, this sports venue is easily one of the most impressive venues of its kind. Phoenix is home to professional sports franchises from all of the four major professional sports, and for those who might be interested in enjoying a Tempe vacation, Arizona State University sporting events can always make for an interesting addition to the agenda. Tempe is one of the other nearby cities that can make for a good Phoenix area travel base, especially for sports fans who have spring training baseball in mind.
Regardless of the makeup of your group, Phoenix vacations are worth considering. For families, the Arizona capital offers some excellent museums, and when you need a break from the museum exhibits, heading to Castles and Coasters or one of the area water parks can be tempting. For couples who are enjoying romantic Phoenix Arizona vacations, there are a bunch of excellent area restaurants where romantic meals for two can be enjoyed, and taking in the sunset from a quiet hillside can be ideal. Perhaps a massage at one of the many area spas will be in order, or maybe you and that special someone will appreciate an unforgettable hot air balloon ride over the Sonoran Desert.
Whatever you have in mind for your Phoenix vacation, finding a good place to stay should be easy. If a spa or golf vacation is the aim, there are many excellent area resorts to choose from, while those who want to be close to all the great Downtown attractions can keep the Downtown Phoenix hotels in mind. The Scottsdale hotels include some of the best hotels in the region, adding to the popularity of Scottsdale vacations, and you can also take at look at the Mesa hotels or the Glendale hotels if you want to add to the choices. A decent collection of vacation rentals only adds to the lodging options, and plenty of vacation packages that include hotel deals are available if you want to save on accommodations.