Known as the Valley of Sun, Phoenix has become the country's largest Metropolitan area. Sunny days and warm temperatures are the two things that help make this a top-notch vacation destination. With the warm climate, it's no secret that outdoor activities are extremely popular. If you like golfing, hiking, hot air balloon rides, and scenic drives into the nearby deserts and mountains, you will love Phoenix. Downtown Phoenix has taken over the state's offerings of shopping, entertainment, theaters, museums, dining, and sports. If you are looking for some relaxing water views and activities, you can travel north to Lake Pleasant or northeast to Salt River and Verde River reservoir. These scenic mountain lakes are famous for boating, skiing, and fishing.
People often say that things are different in the desert. The sky seems bigger and the stars brighter. You are sure to be stopped in your tracks when you experience a sunset. Phoenix is the gateway to the Grand Canyon, full of offerings that are true testaments for being a world class vacation destination.