From Queen Creek in the southeast to Wickenberg in the northwest, and with cosmopolitan Phoenix and trendy Scottsdale at its heart, Central Arizona is world-renowned for its hiking, golfing, and upscale dining, shopping, and entertainment scenes, and is home to a number of vacation rentals that suit every style and budget.
Located in the northern reaches of the Sonoran Desert in the “Valley of the Sun” Salt River Valley, Central Arizona boasts a myriad of recreational adventures. Crisscrossed by trails on Camelback Mountain, and at North and South Mountain Parks, the Sonoran Preserve, the McDowell Mountain Regional Park, and the Tonto National Forest, it should come as no surprise that Phoenix and its surrounding areas have been named a National Geographic “Best Hiking City.” The Lower Salt River and Lake Pleasant Regional Park provide opportunities for boating, water sports, rafting, tubing, and fishing. And with over 200 golf courses, Central Arizona is considered an internationally renowned golfing Mecca.
From the Scottsdale architectural wonder that is Taliesin West—Frank Lloyd Wright’s winter home and studio—to Wickenburg’s classic ranches and cowboy culture, and with a number of galleries, museums, restaurants, and shopping facilities that only a metropolis like Phoenix can boast, Central Arizona is a leading Southwest holiday destination.
Central Arizona offers an array of natural, outdoors, and cultural attractions, as well as a variety of facilities and rental accommodation options, and is easily accessible from Phoenix and its International Airport.+ More