Phoenix, Arizona

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December 16, 2011

It’s not hard to see why Phoenix remains a popular destination for KOA campers–especially snowbirds from the north. Nicknamed the Valley of the Sun, the city offers blue skies all year long, and from September through May, you can count on virtually ideal weather. Add in great restaurants and entertainment venues, and it becomes the perfect escape any time of year.

Arizona KOAs make the perfect home base for extended getaways. And when you’re in the mood to sightsee and explore the area, there’s always one of our campgrounds ready to welcome you.

KOAs Along the Way

 

Places to See, Things to Do

 
Phoenix
Encanto Park
When you’re done experiencing either one of the two golf courses on this 220-acre oasis, enjoy a paddleboat ride with your sweetheart, take a dip in the pool or venture out along the nature trail.
 
Phoenix
The Phoenix Zoo
While you’re here, come see the nation’s largest privately owned, nonprofit zoological park. Home to more than 1,300 animals, the zoo has also recently opened the Land of the Dragons, an exhibit featuring close-up views of the Komodo dragon.
 
Near Phoenix
Agua Fria National Monument
Located 40 miles outside of Phoenix, the 70,900-acre monument contains more than 450 distinct Native American structures and numerous petroglyphs. It’s common to see multiple species of deer, pronghorn and javelina during your visit.
 
Scottsdale
Scottsdale Center for Performing Arts
This is one place you want to visit, if you want to get your culture on. Coming attractions for this first-class venue include Big Bad Voodoo Daddy, Tyne Daly and the Duke Ellington Orchestra.
 
Tempe
Arizona Mills
For the ultimate shopping experience, this indoor outlet mall features 6,000 parking spaces and nearly 200 retailers. Choices range from Saks Fifth Avenue to jcpenney, and a multitude of food options are available if you get hungry.
 
Mesa
Blue Adobe Grill
Come see for yourself why it’s the No. 1-rated Mesa restaurant on TripAdvisor.com. Try the carne adovada or enchanted garden enchilada, washed down by one of their special prickly pear margaritas.
 
Phoenix
CIBO Urban Pizzeria
Known for its old-world ambiance created around a restored 1913 bungalow, CIBO’s reputation stretches beyond Phoenix for its wine selection and use of local and imported ingredients.
 
Phoenix
Hanny’s
Set at the site of a former department store in Phoenix, this restaurant features a selection of pizza, sandwiches and its famous Tuscan steak. Feel free to enjoy a drink together at the nearby bar.