The best kept secrets about life in Arizona


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The best kept secrets about life in Arizona

  1. 1. The best kept secrets about life in ArizonaFor many people who are moving to Arizona for the first time, the transition can come as a bit ofa shock. An often-forgotten vacation destination, Arizona offers sights galore for the eye.Arizona’s more than just the Grand Canyon. The ideal Spring and Fall destination, SouthernArizona is a beauty to behold. The mild climate of Tucson, a city of more than 1,000,000, offerssupreme desert trails that meld Southwestern history into a modern journey.Juan Bautista de Anza National Historic TrailThe Anza trail is a trek back in time. The more than 200-year-old, 1,200-mile route traversesSouthern Arizona all the way to Presidio in San Francisco. The trail is a cultural experience thatyou can have by taking just a short trip from your apartment in Tucson.In the shadows of the American Revolution, on the Western side of America, explorersadventured and settled throughout the American Southwest.The route’s namesake guided 300 settlers in 1776 from New Spain (present-day Arizona) toSan Francisco to settle the land that eventually became California.The Southern Arizona portion provides nature trails lined with eye-popping flowers. The routecrosses the Sonoran Desert, featuring amazing flora, such as the saguaro cactus. The desertruns along the U.S. and Mexico borders from Arizona to California.Take a vacation close to homeFor the weary local that not only wants to get away, but escape. Tucson’s copious resortsoffer stunning pleasure palaces to relax the mind, invigorate the body and soothe the soul. Aresort vacation at one of Southern Arizona’s more than half-dozen spas is more than just avacation for the body; it’s a siesta for the soul.Arizona’s prime resorts provide acres of picturesque fountains and gardens. The golf greensare plentiful and highly recommended. Pools and spas take a traveler’s breath away withawe-inspiring views of Arizona’s mountain ranges. Tucson locals can make a quick drive fromtheir apartments in Tucson to some of the best courses in the US.An out-of-sight outdoors lifeAdventurists from all over the world know Tucson. They’ve hiked the unrestrained, exhilaratingcanyons. They’ve biked the trails taking in Southern Arizona’s flora and fauna. They’ve takenslow rides on Horseback during desert treks.They’ve parked at the edge of Mt. Lemmon, a 9,157-foot rocky cliff above the Sonoran Desertwith more than 1,200 climbing routes. They absorbed the Sun and witnessed its many shades.They wish they never had to leave. Luckily, we locals don’t. If you have an apartment inTucson, you can see these things year round.Apple of your eye 1/2
  2. 2. A secluded option looms for the traveler overwhelmed by Tucson’s people and the abundant choices for attractions: Sierra Vista, a city of more than 40,000 located 75 miles southeast of Tucson. For the apartment dweller in Tucson that longs for more than the rocky trails and the outdoor life of Southern Arizona, Sierra Vista stuns. Sierra Vista transports travelers back to the garden, the root of American mythology. Sierra Vista’s apple farms give Arizona tourists a chance to pick and savor the apple that catches their eye. With almost a dozen apple farms and orchards, apples are Sierra Vista’s secret, a fruit of delight. Garden Canyon in Sierra Vista is an oasis from the popular tourist sites of Tucson. Garden Canyon secludes travelers in a getaway that offers unsurpassed bird watching in the heart of the Huachuca Mountains. Southern Arizona’s more than an outdoorsman’s dreams, Southern Arizona is a requirement. Tucson and Sierra Vista whisk travelers away to journeys not to be forgotten. The best kept secrets about life in Arizona 2/2Powered by TCPDF (