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Extend Your Summer with a Visit to Phoenix This Fall

Office buildings in Phoenix, viewed from across the lagoon in Encanto Park, glow gold in the rays of the setting sun.
Written by Staff Writer

This blog post was updated on August 22, 2019.

If you love summer and the warm weather that comes with it (along with all the opportunities for outdoor enjoyment and entertainment that comes with it), then you’ve probably not all looking forward to the coming chill of fall and (shudder) drudgery of winter. You’ve also, at some point, probably toyed with the idea of moving some place where the summer sunshine seems to last through most of the year. Somewhere like say…Arizona?

With plenty to do and see in cities like Phoenix, it’s certainly a good place to start a sun-soaked chapter of your life. But, the question is: can you handle all that heat? In Phoenix alone, the summer high temperatures easily range in the 103-105 degree Fahrenheit zone, and that is just too hot to move.

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While a summer holiday in Phoenix can be a good way to introduce yourself to the hot temps, we would also recommend a fall getaway, which means now is the perfect time to start planning!

couple watches from Dobbins Lookout on South Mountain as the sun goes down over Phoenix, Arizona.

While September is still quite hot in Phoenix, at least you know that the heat is a dry heat, and that will have less of an impact on you than the same temperature in a humid location. October, however, is the time to take advantage of Phoenix just as your home city starts to feels the effects of fall cooling off the air.  You can easily get away to the warmer southwest and pretend summer has not yet ended!

Once you book a cheap flights to Phoenix, you can start planning your itinerary. Here are some ideas to get you started:

The Phoenix Zoo

A leopard At phoenix Zoo Arizona.

This zoo is open every single day of the year, so you will never be disappointed on a vacation getaway by being met with a “Closed” sign. On the premises you’ll be able to find local Arizona wildlife, tropical animals, and even animals from the African savanna. You’ll have the opportunity to get up close at the petting zoo, relax on a pedal boat, or take part in feeding sting rays.

The Apache Trail

A leopard At phoenix Zoo Arizona.

If you have or rent a car, then driving the Apache Trail will be a brilliant option for enjoying the spectacular landscapes and scenery that surround Phoenix. The Apache Trail runs for about 48 miles past Canyon Lake and Apache Lake through the Superstition Mountains and on to the Tonto National Forest.

The Desert Botanical Garden

Walkway through a forest of Organ Pipe (Stenocereus thurberi) Cactus plants in Phoenix Arizona.

Phoenix is home to this botanical garden that’s set on 140 acres of land featuring thousands of plants in sensory pleasing exhibits. The garden receives over 640,000 visitors each year proving it is a great place to spend the day or afternoon.

So, what are you waiting for?  Start planning your Phoenix getaway now and know your summer will be lasting that much longer!

Have you visited Phoenix lately? Share your experience with us in the comments.

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