Surprise, a city surrounded by scenic mountains and deserts, lies approximately 20 miles northwest of Phoenix, Arizona. Aside from its quirky name—legend has it the city's pessimistic founder declared she would be "surprised if it ever amounted to much"—but it turns out the destination has much to offer visitors today. Spend a night or two at one of the hotels in Surprise, and you'll enjoy access to top-notch recreational facilities, entertainment venues, and natural treasures. The tourist attractions of Phoenix are also within easy reach.
Surprise is approximately 35 miles from Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport. You can get from the airport to Surprise hotels via taxi, rental car, or a private shuttle arranged in advance of your trip. Upon arrival, you will discover abundant opportunities for adventure. The city operates a huge aquatics center with pools, slides, and waterfalls your kids will love, as well as an award-winning tennis complex where you can play a game or take a lesson. There are also eight fine golf courses in town and beautiful trails for hiking and biking in White Tank Mountain Regional Park. These attractions make Surprise a great destination for active families looking to book Phoenix hotels. If you're a sports fan, check the schedule of Surprise Stadium, a spring training facility for two Major League Baseball teams. The stadium also hosts free family movie nights and other fun events. Rent a car in Surprise, and you can drive to see a show at the Del E. Webb Center for the Performing Arts in nearby Wickenburg. The venue regularly showcases big names in music, comedy, drama, and musical theater.
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