Surprise vacation condos are found in Maricopa County, Arizona, within the Phoenix Metropolitan area. There’s much to enjoy here, from sublime natural scenery to the west, to world-class golfing and other sports facilities and venues.
A great reason to make for vacation accommodation in Surprise would be to enjoy some of the fantastic golf courses that are found throughout the Phoenix area. In fact this destination is regarded as one of the best golfing getaways in the country. Close by you’ll have seven excellent courses to choose from, including Desert Springs, Coyote Lakes, Cimarron, Great Eagle, Sun Village and Granite Falls. Coyote Lakes is considered a highlight, offering full practice facilities and golf carts that are equipped with GPS navigation. Meanwhile the Surprise Recreation Campus serves as the spring training base for two Major League Baseball teams – the Kansas City Royals and Texas Rangers, and the first-class tennis facilities and aquatics centre here are open to the public.
Surprise self-catering vacation rentals are located just a few minutes in the car from the extensive White Tank Mountain National Park. In the cooler months this is a fantastic location for walks and other outdoor recreation. You’ll be able to enjoy a wild and rugged landscape that covers more than 30,000 acres, home to soaring peaks, ridges and canyons. An ideal walking route for all the family is the Waterfall Trail, which is a gentle two-mile round trip. Along the way you’ll be able to see petroglyphs made by the Hohokam civilization, which was based in the area before the continent was discovered by the old world. The centre of Phoenix is an easy drive from Surprise. It’s a thoroughly modern city with first class visitor attractions and culture. An excellent family day out can be had at the Arizona Science Center, which features a planetarium and IMAX theatre. If you’re interested in the area’s pre-Columbian history then you could make for the Pueblo Grande Museum and Archaeological Park, which offers an insight into the Hohokam civilization.
Surprise is found in a region with a subtropical desert climate. This results in very warm or hot weather for the most of the year, with very little precipitation. From June to August daytime temperatures regularly get over 40 degrees. December and January are the coolest months, but still bring highs that reach the high teens or low-20s.
If you’re flying from the United Kingdom you’ll be able to get to Surprise by travelling with British Airways from London Heathrow (LHR) to Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport (PHX), which sits around 45 minutes by car to the southeast.