Winter seems to be dragging on, and in the United States at least, the cold snap has been pretty severe this year. Usually, you’ll find people head to California and Florida, but what if you want a destination which is a bit quieter and, perhaps, a little easier on the wallet? One option is Arizona. The state provides hot weather, mountains, cool hotels, and a number of options for fantastic restaurants.
There are many options to consider across the state, but to keep this easy and for a solid base, we want to visit Phoenix, Arizona.
We want to stay at The Camby:
Located in the posh Biltmore area of Phoenix is the former Ritz-Carlton hotel, The Camby which across the street from the key shopping area. With recent design innovation, the hotel is now focused on arts and include a tonne of contemporary features. All rooms are large and come with a sleep design and incorporate the 5c’s of Arizona, cotton, copper, citrus, climate and cows, which includes quirky cow skull lamps in each room. Bathrooms are full of marble features and over-sized showers. You either see views of the Camelback mountain’s or the city.
We want to eat and drink at Welcome Chicken + Donuts and Copper Star Coffee :
As big fans of chicken and also donuts, we really want to visit Chicken + Donuts, a Korean-style fried chicken place operating out of what is an old KFC (ironically) out of Phoenix. As we really like chicken and waffles we are only expecting great things from this joint, Donuts and Chicken seems the ideal option.
For our daily brew, we’d like to visit Copper Star Coffee which serves up craft coffees in a trendy store which is located in a renovated gas station drive-through.
We want to hike Camelback mountain
Camelback Mountain, with an elevation of 2,704 feet, is an excellent hike or climb in Arizona. Hiking Camelback Mountain is perfect for a tourist activity in Phoenix, because the hike is quick and is located in the middle of the Phoenix Valley with great views. Consisting of two main trails, the Echo Canyon and Cholla, both trails are difficult to hike with Echo Canyon being steeper and Cholla is longer.