Phoenix, the largest city in the southwest of Arizona, is surrounded by the vast Sonoran Desert. The landscape and the climate invite you to outdoor activities and excursions that range from rugged adventure to lofting in hot-air balloons to bus tours. The eternally warm weather makes booking a flight to Phoenix an easy choice for holidaymakers from the UK.
The name of the city, Phoenix, acknowledges its rise from the ashes of the long-vanished Hohokam peoples, who had developed an elaborate and complex irrigation network. The ancient Indian village is now a major metropolitan area and, when combined with neighbouring towns, the nation’s third-largest silicon valley.
While booking flights to Phoenix and organising the trip, adventurous travellers should also add a few side trips to their itinerary. One trip that can’t be missed is a few days exploring the Apache Trail. Just an hour’s drive east of Phoenix this winding gravel road is dotted with some interesting attractions including the Lost Dutchman State Park, the Goldfield Mining Town (a ghost town) and Canyon Lake which is perfect for camping and picnicking.
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