Visiting Phoenix and Surrounding Areas

Whether it’s spas, hikes, or some rollercoaster riding you want to engage in, Phoenix, Arizona is an excellent choice for a vacation on which to rest and be revived. In fact, by reading my post below you can find out all a little about the area, including where to stay, and what to do!

Where To Stay

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You certainly won’t be hard pressed to find a hotel in North Phoenix, or in any other part of the city. In fact, there is a vast range of accommodation available including the more reasonably priced options such as the Quality Inn on the  I-17. There you will find pet-friendly rooms, a complimentary breakfast, and even a saltwater outdoor pool where you can go to cool off.

Then there are the more luxe options such as Royal Palms Resort & Spa located on East Camelback Rd. It’s a five-star establishment as and as such you can expect increased prices, but always a vast range of facilities including Spanish Colonial Revival design, an opulent spa, courtyards with fountains, and a massive pool with private cabins available for relaxing in.

Of course, if your budget won’t quite stretch to any these offerings, there is no need to worry, because there are some great basic options for accommodation as well. One such option is the North Phoenix Campground and RV park which has a small outdoor pool, games room, and plenty of space for your van if you choose to drive to Phoenix.

Grand Canyon Visit

Of course, most people choose to make the journey to visit the spectacular Grand Canyon, located in the North of the state and around a 3.5 – 4.5-hour car ride away. Check out the directions from your accommodation on Google maps as there are two main routes, and one is a lot quicker than the other and can save you some considerable time.

Papago Park

Next, and much more locally, why not take a visit to the fantastic Papago Park? Its located close to the Tempe district of Phoenix and dotted with exciting and challenging hikes. You can even go and take a peek at Hunt’s Tomb a small white pyramid that was built in 1931 to enrobe George W.P. Hunt’s wife during your visit.  

Castles N’ Coasters

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Lastly, what could be more revitalizing and refreshing than a visit to an amusement park? Luckily in Phoenix, you will find the hugely enjoyable Castles N’ Coasters located on the N Metro Pkwy.

Explore the 18 hole miniature golf course complete with castles, water features, and all sort of challenges. Alternatively, enjoy some white-knuckle coaster riding and check out the Desert Storm Roller Coaster, the Viking Sea Dragon, or even the Patriot









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