The Phoenix area is referred to as the Valley of the Sun, and one trip to this, the capital of Arizona, and you'll know exactly how it got that name. In Northern Phoenix, away from the hustle and bustle of downtown, you'll find a part of the city that embraces its tropical climate with many outdoor activities, not to mention stunning scenery that surrounds this oasis in the Sonoran Desert. You can book vacation packages to Phoenix to see this beautiful and otherworldly city in person.
The northern expanses of Phoenix are where the city is able to sprawl out, and it's here that you can find several of the city's popular outdoor attractions. If you're visiting Phoenix with the kids, head from one of the many hotels near Northern Phoenix to Castles N' Coasters, located in the shadow of Metro Center Mall. Here, children of all ages can enjoy mini golf, video games, and thrill rides of all types in a 10-acre park that was designed with a Middle-Eastern motif.
To take full advantage of the natural splendor that Phoenix has to offer, find one of the hotels in Northern Phoenix near Tanto National Forest so that you can get an early start on the day. Eat a hearty breakfast, then tackle the park's nearly 3 million acres of pristine forest and desert terrain, which are home to hiking trails and campgrounds, as well as many opportunities to fish, rock climb, and boat, offering visitors a well-rounded and exciting outdoor adventure.
If you're planning a visit to this state capital and want to avoid the craziness of downtown without sacrificing the convenience, there are many Northern Phoenix hotels that will keep you comfortable away from the faster-paced areas but close to many great attractions. Travelocity offers great deals on flights to Phoenix and you can search over 400 airlines and more than 510,000 hotels worldwide right here.