ESCAPE the COLD in BALMY ARIZONA
ARE YOU TIRED OF SPENDING YOUR WINTERS in the cold and snow? Come to Arizona where the winters are full of sunshine and balmy temperatures. Arizona has the driest weather in the United States with the least frequent days of precipitation. The Guinness World Record for the sunniest city on plant Earth is Yuma, Arizona with 91% of daylight hours being sunny.
If you enjoy the great outdoors, then Arizona’s totally amazing sunrises and sunsets are just the thing. There are so many things to see and do outdoors that you will not be able to do it all in one visit to the state. There are many festivals, parades, zoos, fairs and rodeos to experience while basking in the warm weather. Arizona has both National and State parks to visit, along with National Wildlife Refuges. While there, save some time to visit Mexico, Arizona’s neighbour to the south. Exploring the shops and cafes across the border can be a great way to spend your day while bargain hunting and tasting some delicious food items.
According to the Heard Museum and the Inter-Tribal Council of Arizona, over one quarter of the state is American Indian reservation land with twenty-two sovereign communities. They have the second largest American Indian population in the entire United States. Hopping on the reservations can provide you with a whole new opportunity to see handcrafted items from turquoise and silver jewellery to woven rugs and handmade baskets. Petroglyphs are easy to find in the area between Yuma and the Phoenix Metropolitan area.
On those few cold or rainy days, maybe a museum or a casino is the better way to spend the day. There is an ample supply of both of them in the state. Learn about the Wild West back in the days of the pioneers and how they lived in the great southwest, and tour some historical homes. You can visit museums that were once a territorial prison or even a ghost town or two along with many other historical places. Arizona has military museums, police and fire museums, train museums and even a musical instrument museum.
If you enjoy sports, Arizona has professional teams with the Cardinals football, the Phoenix Suns and Mercury basketball, the Coyotes
hockey, Rattlers arena football and the Diamondbacks baseball. Baseball Spring Training is held all over Metro Phoenix and the Phoenix Open Golf Tournament is in Scottsdale. If you prefer participation sports there many golf courses, hiking trails, 4-wheeling in the desert or sand dunes, biking trails, Senior Olympics, and rock hounding or gold panning. Arizona also has several lakes and rivers for water sports and fishing. After your journey to Arizona check into a luxury resort, such as Sun Vista RV Resort or Superstition Sunrise and relax or be as busy as you like. The amenities and activities are great and will fit your every need. They have classes, dances, entertainers, fitness centers, pools and jacuzzis (indoors and outdoors), pickleball, shuffleboard, bocce ball, RC race tracks, and dog parks — just about anything you can imagine.