Blessed with bright sunshine and fine weather all year roundAs Arizona has sunshine and fine weather all year round, it is a popular wintersun retreat for us Britains. Scottsdale is rich in history, with plenty of world class hotels, art galleries, shopping and challenging golf courses. Further afield in the region of Arizona you will find varied landscape, from the remarkable Grand Canyon to desert cities, working ranches on the Colorado River, and miles of cacti. Twin centre options are endless, so let us help you to make the most of your time in Arizona.
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The climate in Arizona is generally dry with little rainfall. May to October are the hottest months with average temperatures of 34 degrees Celsius. July experiences the wettest weather with an average of 25mm. The coolest months are from November to March with an average of 13 degrees.
Leisure & Activities
The Grand Canyon
The Grand Canyon has to be “the must see” attraction in Arizona. Situated in the northwest corner of Arizona, it has been a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1979. The stunning landscape has been carved out by the Colorado River over millions of years. In the late afternoon, the canyon walls glow different hues of red, orange and yellow under the early evening sun. One of the best ways to view the Grand Canyon is by helicopter or light aircraft, and there are many companies in the area that can organise these trips.
Another impressive natural phenomenon, Monument Valley features towering red sandstone monoliths spread over hundreds of acres. Some of the towers reach a height of 1000 feet. Situated in the Navajo Tribal Park, the area has featured many times as a backdrop to some of the most well-known Western films, dating back to the 50’s.
One of the world’s most impressive engineering projects. Completed in 1935, it spans the Colorado River linking Arizona with Nevada. The waters held back by the dam form Lake Mead, which is the largest man-made lake in the USA. Tours of the structure take place daily.