With its superb year-round climate and stunning scenery - from the Grand
Canyon to the Lower Sonoran Desert - Arizona is a state of almost incalculable
beauty and variety. It offers something for everyone as a wonderful holiday
destination. The hot desert regions of the south - the landscapes celebrated
in western films - form the popular image of Arizona yet much of the northern
and eastern parts of the state have extensive forests, vast mountain ranges,
clear cool lakes and rushing mountain streams - a veritable paradise for
Scottsdale/Phoenix - jointly known as the "Valley of the Sun" - is one of America's prime resort locations. Boasting 310 days of sunshine a year - more than any other city in the States - the Valley is also one of America's most beautiful. The year-round sunshine, low humidity and warm temperatures, offer the perfect climate for a relaxing holiday.
Scottsdale and Phoenix are the ideal locations for discovering the variety Arizona has to offer. Visitors are amazed to discover how much variety awaits them, even in a one-hour drive. Nestling in the midst of the Sonoran desert and surrounded by mountains, the Valley is within easy reach of all major highways in the state and Arizona Villas' homes are located just 30 minutes from Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport.
Sports and recreation facilities in the Valley of the Sun are excellent. Guests can enjoy individual and spectator sports of all kinds or simply relish the beautiful climate relaxing by their own pool!
Golfers find the Valley of the Sun irresistible, with numerous magnificent courses within minutes of the homes. There are many available tennis courts, scenic cycle paths, and the area's many lakes allow for excellent boating and watersports.
There is a a wealth of exciting opportunities for children to enjoy the diversity Arizona has to offer. They can experience the exhilaration of white-water rafting on a tube through the desert on the Lower Salt River or if its waves and water slides they're looking for try Big Surf. The Cracker Jax and Fiddlesticks Family Fun parks offer an excellent day out and for the more adventurous, a ride on Arizona's largest rollercoaster at Castles and Coasters shouldn't be missed. Those who wish to experience the Old West should visit Cowtown Arizona, Rawhide or Old Tucson. There are excellent facilities for hiking along one of the many marked trails in the Valley or the less active can take a jeep tour, horseback ride or hot air ballon through the desert and mountain terrains. In the winter there are excellent facilities for skiing in the cool mountain areas of the north. There is something for everyone in the Valley of the Sun.