Oh. I almost forgot. The...
Oh. I almost forgot. The Grand Canyon is also in Arizona!!! I tend to think of it as its own state! However, the people of Arizona proudly claim it as their own, I'm sure!
Don't miss this spectacular sight. There's also great river rides on the Colorado River below, and tours or independant hikes into the canyon.
Drive Road 88
One of my favorite activities is driving up to Lake Rosevelt and back via Road 88 North out of Apache Junction (a small town a few miles east of Phoenix, and home to the world famous "mullet haircut". The drive is a truely breath-taking winding drive up through some of the most incredible scenery you will ever see anywhere in the world! At the beginning of the drive you will pass the enterance to Lost Dutchmen State Park where the legendary lost dutchman's gold mine is rumoured to be located. It is centered around the magical Superstition mountain. I recommend do not go there without a guide, as "over the years numerous skeletons of unfortunate explorers have been found with the bullet holes in the skulls". The area is sacred to both indians and treasure hunters!
You will pass by three dams and reseviors on the way and the resulting lakes are very beautiful in such an arid desert as is southern Arizona they are true oasis', and what is the most incredible variety of cactii life as to be seen anywhere in the world (please do not be tempted to steal or hurt the cactus it is against the law). If hiking in areas at the lower end be cautious of the "high chaparel" as you can see no landmarks when in it and even local hunters have gotten lost and wandered aimlessly until running out of water and perishing! When hiking anywhere in southern Arizona always bring lots of water!
There are small jeep-like vehicles that can give you tours of this area, but I don't know who provides them. :)
Flew with United, Had a very...
Flew with United, Had a very good deal from London Heathrow.
Very nice cabin staff.
CAR, CAR, There are other mode of transport but car is the best.
Car rental at the Sky Harbour Airport. You can pick it up from any Terminal you arrive at
I didn't eat here but I guess any kid would like to go here... I don't know but kids eat for 99 cents... why can't they change these prices to $1 it's so annoying... It's the same in the UK with the 99p ...
The Phoenix Zoo is "one of the Nation's leading private non-profit zoological parks and home to more than 1,300 animals. Open every day!"
The parking lot is very comfortable with a lot of space!
The Zoo makes a huge area with Safari Trains, cozy places with benches for just sitting around and relax, then there are many gifts stores, options to rent strollers or wheechairs, many dining options such as "Savanna Grill", "Cafe Lobo" with Mexican dishes, and "Crossroads" with fresh pizzas and Italian subs.
Events at the Zoo are i.e. the Baboon, Elephant, Squirrel Monkeys, and Giraffe Feeding. I loved the most being in the huge bird cages where the visiters can walk through or just sit there and listen to the birds' "talk". We actually walked all the offered trails such as the "Africa Trail" with Meerkats, Baboon, Oryx, Lion, Rhino, Tiger, Bighorn Sheeps and Warthog, then we've been at the "Savanna Trail" with Giraffe, Eland, Zebra, and Flamingos, then we've been at the "Main Lake" with Spider Monkey (Napoleon..) and Tropical Flights, then we've been on the "Tropics Trail" with Galapagos Tortoises, Monkey Village, Bears, Orangutan, and Elephant. We missed the "Arizona Trail" with Coyotes, Mexican Wolves, Mountain Lions. And the most we've enjoined the Otters!
Visiting this Zoo is very fun for a day trip with or without children! Yet I thought the cages looked rather small seized (except those of the birds).