In the event you are like lots of individuals located in North America the wintry, freezing temperatures that come along with the winter months can certainly get you down in the dumps.
You do have a host of options when it comes to escaping the icy temps and can I suggest to you that Phoenix Arizona is the picture perfect place.
With our winter daytime temps averaging in the mid to low 70's it truly is pretty tough to beat the desert environment.
As the Phoenix economy emerges from its collapse of the past couple years you'll discover countless deals in lodging, meals and activities.
You'll find a number of resorts running offers plus rates which can be thirty and occasionally as much as 40-50% less than they where five years ago.
Restaurant values are also extremely aggressive, particularly in the winter months.
Expedia, Orbitz and Groupon are some superior websites to acquire excellent offers through.
I can spend hours chatting about the many things to do in the Phoenix area as well as the whole State of Arizona.
Allow me to give you just a couple thoughts.
With more than 320 golf courses located in the Phoenix region alone and more than 500 within the State of Arizona many winter guests arrive here for the golf.
In my opinion it is the finest winter golfing destination in the Country.
A few courses you many want to check out in the Phoenix area are The Dinosaur course, Trilogy @ Power Ranch, The Boulders, Troon in Scottsdale and Las Sendas in Mesa.
Some other courses I can recommend that aren't as pricey as the ones just mentioned would be The Legacy, Viewpoint, The 500 Club, Coyote Lakes and Ahwatukee Lakes.
Golf isn't your thing? How about hiking some of the many trails we have in the area.
Take advantage of the cool winter temperatures, summer hiking in this area has to be done either at night or very early in the morning.
South Mountain, Camelback Mountain and the Superstition Mountain areas are some excellent places to check out.
There are also a number of agencies within the area that lease mountain bikes if walking isn't for you.
How does just relaxing by the pool with a good book in 75-80 degree weather sound...
not to bad.
Other activities many visitors come to our state for in the winter are fishing, shopping, tennis, baseball Spring training, off roading and just plain sight seeing.
It doesn't matter what you are searching for in a winter retreat the Arizona/Phoenix region probably provides it.
If you give the desert a try this winter you shouldn't be disappointed.