Design your ideal getaway to Phoenix
From awe-inspiring canyons to vast deserts and majestic buttes, everything about the landscape in Arizona tells a story of moving wind and water that continually shapes this terrain. It's a living sculpture millions of years in the making. The territory’s dynamic geological history is revealed in layers of sedimentary rock—a mosaic of colors and textures forming a rich and varied desertscape. From the stark beauty of the Sonoran Desert peppered with stately saguaros to its verdant northern valleys, the Grand Canyon state will leave you breathless.
Dubbed “The Valley of the Sun,” the Phoenix metropolitan area that Peoria belongs to is in close proximity to Arizona’s many natural wonders and areas of spectacular beauty and scope. Go on a hiking exploration through the red rocks of Sedona, past the Ponderosa pines surrounding Flagstaff and along the rim of the majestic Grand Canyon. Get ready for rafting on the Verde River, or try whitewater rafting on the Salt River. No matter which activities you enjoy most, Arizona will leave you with memories of one of the most unique vacation destinations in the country.
THINGS TO DO IN PHOENIX
Montezuma CastleExplore an ancient five-story abode sheltered high into an alcove in the Verde Valley. Constructed by the Sinagua Indians between 1100 and 1350 A.D. this limestone structure was once a thriving center of commerce and trade.
Wet ‘n’ Wild® PhoenixEnjoy a cooling array of water rides and activities including Maximum Velocity, a dueling water coaster and the first of its kind with 830 feet of drops and curves that allows riders to race in tandem.
Arizona Hot Air BalloonsSurvey this fabled landscape from high above the Sonoran Desert. Get a fresh perspective of the desert below while learning about wildlife and plants that thrive in the beautiful but harsh environment.