Phoenix Arizona is the place to be for winter
by Annette Dixon
Photo Credit by Annette Dixon
Did you know that Phoenix is the fifth largest populous City in the United States and possibly has the most golf course resorts? What is most unusual about this city is that it has the lowest humidity of all 50 states, and what is unusual is that many populated states appear dirty and smoggy, but not Phoenix.
Phoenix, the Valley of the Sun, is part of the Salt River Valley, the mountains overlook downtown Phoenix which is beautiful and yet Phoenix is considered flat and many villages sprung up and development took place. The climate is hot and typical of the Sonoran Desert, that’s why snowbirds flock there in the winter. With 3800 plus hours of sunshine, Phoenix receives the most sunshine of any major city.
Phoenix is not only known for its summer sports, but it’s strategically located near Mesa where the MBL summer training is occurring for many leagues. Racing is also a sport well received by the residence in this area.
Visitors are seeking Arizona for summer trips with the family mainly because of the hiking adventures on every mountain. Deserts can be fun if following an experience hiker and following the paths faithfully.
Downtown Phoenix is transitioning to around the clock playroom for the celebrity watchers. But for those who want to broaden their perspective Phoenix offers Free Museum Days.
Heard Museum with an array of American Indian Culture is free admission every Friday except March from 6:00 to 10:00 pm and 4th Sunday of the month 11:00 to 5:00 pm June through September.
Phoenix Art Museum free admission every Wednesday 3:00 to 9:00 pm and the 1st Friday of the month 6:00 to 10:00 pm and 2nd Sunday of the month 12:00 to 5:00 pm.
Desert Botanical Garden, admission is free all day the 2nd Tuesday of every month.
Children’s Museum of Phoenix, Kids up to 10 years of age can crawl, play and create for free on the 1st Friday of the month from 5:00 pm.to 9:00 pm.
Mesa Arts Center located in the East Valley City of Mesa has free entry every day.
Arizona Capitol Museum Free to the public
Another amazing trip is the Apache Trail, the world-famous trail was used by Apache Indians as a short cut through the mountains to reach early Salt River Settlers. The trail twists throughout Superstition Mountain from Apache Junction to Roosevelt Lake and the town of Globe. Other scenic stops includes Lost Dutchman State Park, and Roosevelt Dam. Enjoy Phoenix and its surrounding cities, and you can’t go wrong!