Phoenix is the capital of Arizona, one of the states of United States of America. It is also famously known as the “Valley of the Sun”. People from the city of Phoenix are known as ‘Phoenicians’. It has a subtropical climate of desert. It has roots going back at least 2000 years with resident of the area known as Hohokam people. They were believed to be very good in agriculture sector and traces of a network of irrigation canal have been discovered proving their expertise in the field of agriculture. The irrigation network consisted of about 135 miles of canals. Phoenix has a weather of hot summers and warm winters. On the average it gets only one day in a year when the temperature falls below freezing point. Because of it geographical proximity of Mexico and large Hispanic population, its cuisine is influenced by them and the city is known for its exotic and authentic Mexican food.
The ‘valley of the sun’ has many water entertainments to offer to its visitors. Mainly because it’s quite hot there, everybody loves cooling down with a dip in a swimming pools or visiting many of the water parks in the valley. Here are few things not to be missed while you are there for your Christmas Holidays.
Phoenix offers a range of outdoor activities for one to enjoy and cool down. There is whole set program for Christmas celebration starting from 1st week of December. The tourists get range of activities to choose from everyday. The city offers sightseeing, hiking and biking, desert attractions and many other guided tours of phoenix. Phoenix is home of many major museums and world class golf course. For adventure lovers there is an attraction of driving through the apache trails. The city is also very well known for its dance and night clubs, saloons and whisky and wine bars. One of the famous places to be is Scott’s dale.
Phoenix is also famous for its hot balloon rides with variety of packages and sites to be seen. The views from the top of the desert and the city are very amazing and worth every penny. The city also offers helicopter tours of the Grand Canyon. There is a ‘Desert Botanical Garden’ not to be missed there. It’s full of amazing plant species like huge sonorant cacti. There will be many amazing plants you must have never laid eyes on before. The beauty there is worth photography and a photo on canvas wall hanging.
Water Parks and Resorts with Spas offer the best recreation for families there on the Christmas. The city has some of the amazing water parks and resort filled with many water sports and activities for the water lovers. Some of the places to keep in mind while planning for your trip:
- Big Surf
- Enchanted Island
- Golfland Sunsplash
- Salt River Recreation
- Camelback Mountain
- Rawhide Wild West Town
- Phoenix Zoo
There are about 5 lakes in a 75 minute drive circle from Phoenix. Many tours are offered by local tour operators. You can either go for them or rent a car and drive yourself there. The lakes have some beautiful scenery to offer with range of entertainment activates of water sports.
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