Detours offered a 3 hour City Tour which took us to the Biltmore Estates, around Town, up to a lookout and back downtown where
we were able to do some shopping.
Phoenix, Arizona is known as The Valley of the Sun.
The Tour showed some history of the area, and a good overview of Phoenix, Scottsdale and Paradise Valley.
From the mountains you can see the spectacular view of the whole Valley, up to the shopping district of Old Town Scottsdale.
We stayed at The Best Western Hotel, which was a few minutes from the airport. They had a courtesy shuttle bus which we
used to visit the Museum. Oliver, the driver pictured here was very friendly and helpful, and so were the wonderful front
A very substantial and delicious breakfast was included in the price. I also used the adequate Fitness Room, but did not
use the spa and lap pool.
Having Denny's next door meant you had easy access to meals if you couldn't sleep and felt like a wander.
I can recommend this hotel for an overnight, and also for longer stays, as the shuttle bus was there to take you locally,
and the tours collect you here anyway.
I loved Arizona, which is situated in the middle of isolated desert, and ringed with mountains. The plane coming down
has some spectacular views, so make sure you have the camera handy. I enjoyed my stay here very much. I found Arizona people
extra friendly, and met some wonderful travellers on the tours and trips.
We also went on a day tour to The Grand Canyon, which is a experience not to be missed.