The Ideal Landscape for an Amazing Retreat

If your ideal vacation entails awe-inspiring views, open-air activities and discovering nature’s true beauty, then the Arizona Desert is the perfect destination for you. From the vibrant sunsets and varying shades of orange and red dancing across the sky to the infinite natural wonders, such as the Sedona red rock formations and the Saguaro cactus in the Sonoran Desert, you will find yourself in a state of amazement and true bliss.

he beautiful, natural settings lend themselves to creating an outdoor adventure oasis. Hike up trails on the McDowell Mountains, go horseback riding, grab some bikes and go cycling, or spend a day camping and roast some marshmallows. Plunge into Lake Pleasant for an afternoon of amusement and partake in exhilarating water sports from sailing or boating to water skiing and fishing. If you are a golf enthusiast, you will love playing a round of golf while in the Arizona Desert. With the spectacular landscape and the incredible weather, desert golf is incomparable. To get a taste of shopping and dining in the Arizona Desert, check out the West Valley where you can choose among many restaurants to please your palate or hunt for deals at local boutiques. Wherever the day takes you, be sure to bring your camera and take some photos! The picturesque views are breathtaking and you will want to capture them forever.

Additional Amusement for your Enjoyment

Take your sight-seeing adventures to new heights in a hot air balloon expedition and see the spectacular views of the Arizona Desert from up above.

The Arizona Desert is home to the distinct and marvelous cactus plant. With so many variations and types, each cactus plant resembles a piece of art with its own unique intricacies. And don’t forget to check out the beautiful cactus flowers which appear in a rainbow of vibrant colors from the Prickly Pear Pink Cactus Flower to the burnt orange found in Aloe Vera Blooms.

If you’re a sports enthusiast, then you’ll definitely enjoy attending a game by one of Arizona’s professional sports teams. Watch The Arizona Diamondbacks knock them out of the park at Chase Field, experience the high energy of watching the Phoenix Coyotes play a game of hockey, or catch the Phoenix Suns as they slam dunk the competition.

    Outdoor Traveler Vacation in the Arizona Desert


    Arizona’s beautiful, natural landscape makes it a remarkable vacation destination. With a multitude of places to explore and exhilarating outdoor activities to engage in, you will have a fantastic experience.

    Here’s a list of where to go, what to see and things to do:

    • Make a splash at Wet ‘n’ Wild® Phoenix! The aquatic rides and water slides will be fun for the entire family.
    • Let your imagination take launch on the simulated flight missions at the Challenger Space Center. The exhibits, planetarium, and stargazing programs are fantastic ways to learn about the exciting world of outer space.
    • Visit The Deer Valley Rock Art Center, a sacred Native American site, to view the amazing collection of over 1,500 petroglyphs on almost 600 boulders.
    • Take an educational day trip and venture through the Boyce Thompson Arboretum to encounter 3,200 different desert plants, over 230 species of birds and The Hummingbird-Butterfly Garden.
    • Shop ‘til you drop in the West Valley where you can find signature fashions and souvenirs to bring home. Just south of Bell Road, browse the eclectic mix of boutiques, brand stores and restaurants.
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