The bustling city of Phoenix in the North American state of Arizona can boast being the largest and also the capital of “The Grand Canyon State”. A Phoenix holiday will keep you interested and occupied in a variety of ways, right up until it is time to step on that plane to return home. Although the city is very busy, it is possible to find some serenity in a well-positioned Phoenix holiday rental house which will also come with all of the facilities you need for a truly relaxing stay.
One thing is for certain on a Phoenix holiday – you will never run out of things to see and do! There are plenty of opportunities to enjoy a variety of activities in the city such as swimming, water tubing, paddle boating, sailing, big game hunting, horse riding, tennis, golf, mountain biking and paragliding. The city also has some great attractions including the Desert Botanical Gardens. The gardens cover a massive 50 acre site and are home to around 139 species of rare or endangered plant species from all over the world. Younger members of your travelling group will love a day out at Phoenix Zoo which has animal species including Ocelots, African Lions, the Desert Tortoise, Bald Eagles and warthogs.
If you find that you have enough energy left to explore the surrounding area whilst on a Phoenix holiday then it is worth taking the two hour trip to the neighbouring city of Tucson. The city has many great attractions for visitors of all ages to enjoy including the Old Tucson Studios, a former film set which was built in 1940 for the film “Arizona”. It is now a movie studio and a theme park with a classic Western theme. Fort Lowell Museum is also worth exploring as it details the life and work of a military fort during the 19th century “Indian Wars”.
Travellers on a Phoenix holiday will be blessed with a Subtropical Arid climate which means that there are hot summers and warm winters. The warmest months of the year to have a Phoenix holiday tends to be from April through to November when the daytime temperature can vary between highs of 30 and 41 degrees Celsius. If you do not like too much heat, then it would be more comfortable to visit the city between the months of December and March when the temperature reaches no higher than 28 degrees Celsius. The average annual rainfall amount for Phoenix is a very modest 7 inches.
If you think that a Phoenix holiday is the best option for you, then you can easily arrive at Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport (PHX) which is approximately located within the boundaries of the city. There are plenty of air operators who offer affordable, regular flights to Phoenix including British Airways, US Airways, Aer Lingus, KLM and Delta Airlines. Passengers embarking on their Phoenix holiday from the UK can opt to depart from various airports such as Manchester (MAN), Heathrow (LHR), Aberdeen (ABZ), Belfast (BFS) and Leeds (LBA).