Situated in the northeastern Sonoran Desert, Phoenix’s fascinating history, great recreation and gorgeous natural surroundings make it a popular destination for families, history buffs and hikers alike. The natural beauty of the city and the surrounding Sonoran desert has led to the rise of a thriving tour-guide industry. Well-practiced outfits like Open Road Tours and Detours take visitors exploring the Sonoran desert, marveling at red rocks or gawking at the Grand Canyon, while companies like AZ Hummer Tours and Hot Air Expeditions add a little adventure to the sightseeing. And if you feel like setting out on your own, the 1,200 foot tall Camelback Mountain makes for a challenging but rewarding day’s hike.
Being surrounded by cacti, brush, and other desert greenery can be a highlight on a trip to Phoenix, but that is not the... more