Peoria is a northern suburb of Phoenix, Arizona’s state capital and largest city. It is an ideal holiday destination for UK visitors, due to its convenient location, with the numerous big city attractions and amenities of Phoenix in one direction and the stunning scenery of Lake Pleasant Regional Park to the other. Visitors looking to spend their holidays in Peoria will find that there is a great choice of self catering holiday rental accommodation available within the suburb. These villas and apartments can generally cost a fraction of the price of that of the equivalent standard to be found in downtown Phoenix, making the suburb especially suitable for tourists on a budget.
The unspoilt landscape of Lake Pleasant Regional Park is especially suitable for such outdoor activities as cycling, walking, horse riding, as well as enjoying such participant sports as volleyball, baseball and soccer. The lake itself is also perfect for such water sports activities as kayaking and canoeing. The more adventurous visitors may wish to put on a good pair of walking shoes, slather on the high-factor sunscreen and explore the semi-arid desert landscape beyond the suburbs of Phoenix. Here they may observe the region’s indigenous wildlife at a safe distance, on one of the many accompanied and guided tours available to tourists.
Visitors spending their holidays in Peoria who are looking to enjoy a spot of retail therapy will find that there are a number of shopping malls to be found within the suburb. There are of course a far greater choice of shops, department stores and malls to be found in Phoenix, which is less than a thirty minute drive away. It will also come as no surprise to discover that the nation’s 6th largest city also boasts numerous more cultural and historical attractions. These include the Phoenix Art Museum, Arizona Science Museum and the Heard Museum. Also well worth visiting is the Phoenix Zoo, whilst the young and young-at-heart wishing to cool off from the hot desert sun will be pleased to discover that there are several water parks to be found close by.
Arizona as a whole has a desert climate. This means that Peoria basks in very hot, dry summers, with temperatures often staying in the high-thirties degrees Celsius. Winters are still warm, with temperatures averaging between 18 and 22 degrees. There will be little need packing an umbrella or waterproof clothing for a holiday in Peoria, as Phoenix receives an average annual rainfall of just 9 inches.
Travellers from the UK looking to spend their holidays in Peoria will discover that British Airways operates regular direct flights to Phoenix-Sky Harbor International Airport (PHX), departing from London Heathrow (LHR).