With year round sunshine and average temperatures ranging between highs of 20 - 37°C its not a surprise the area is known as the 'Valley of the Sun'. This desert oasis offers upscale resorts, shopping and dining, nearly 200 golf courses and endless outdoor adventures.

Scottsdale, Phoenix and Mesa are in what is often referred to as the Valley of the Sun. A collection of sophisticated cities in a desert oasis offering adventure, luxury day spas, upscale shopping and dining and a mecca for the serious golfer.

The area is home to resort and day spas, nearly 200 golf courses and great shopping at Biltmore Fashion Park, Fashion Square, South Bridge and the Scottsdale Waterfront. The Valley of the Sun is well known for its galleries and museums as well as delicious food and the Scottsdale Culinary Festival takes place every April or you can follow Mesa's 'Fresh Foodie Trail™' visiting farmers markets and organic or gourmet eateries along the way.

The Sonoran Desert and mountain ranges offer plenty of opportunities for hiking, mountain biking and horseback riding. At the McDowell Sonoran Preserve there are 60 miles of marked trails and also hiking opportunities at Camelback Mountain as well as Lost Dutchman State Park and Tonto National Forest. You'll see desert plants in the Sonoran Desert such as agave and the prickly pear as well as animals such as jackrabbits and cactus wrens. Visit between March to late May when the desert landscape is alive with Spring blossoms.

There is a vast range of accommodation on offer from luxury golf and spa resorts, stylish boutique hotels and desert retreats. Summers in the 'Valley of the Sun' can reach 40 degrees Celsius whilst January and December are the coolest months at 19 degrees Celsius.

Situated only four hours south of the Grand Canyon, you can visit this natural wonder of the world on a full day tour or it can be included in a tailor-made Arizona holiday.

To plan your holiday to Scottsdale, Phoenix and Mesa, call our North America specialists today for more information.

Nicola

Travel Specialist

I'm here to tailor-make your perfect Scottsdale Phoenix Mesa holiday. Give me a call and I'll use my expertise to create your personalised experience.

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