150 Ways to Enjoy the Sonoran Desert Lifestyle Wildlife World Zoo 16501 W. Northern Ave. | Litchfield Park | 623-935-WILD Arizona’s largest collection of exotic animals, more than 1,300 individual animals – up close and personal. www.wildlifeworld.com
Phoenix Zoo/Zoolights Phoenix Zoolights is a family event that will become a treasured memory for everyone in your family. The wildlife at the Phoenix Zoo gives way to wild lights during Zoolights, the largest holiday light display in all of Arizona. More than 3.5 million lights will glow and 600 glimmering animal light sculptures, unique only to the Phoenix Zoo, will swing through trees, hop across lawns, and sparkle in places where they’re least expected Where else can you see giant, glowing bugs as big as a car among the trees and bushes. A grove of dancing, singing 25’ trees play a holiday concert you can’t help but sing along with: • Visit Stingray Bay • Life size, 3D lion display • Live animal presentation • Jengo the Talking Giraffe returns for his 6th year • The Polar Slide, Arizona’s first simulated snow tubing slide $3 per rider or 10 rides for $25! The Phoenix Zoo offers rides, games and great food, alive under the stars of the Phoenix sky during the month of December. So, dress warm and come enjoy a magical event that is likely to become your family’s holiday tradition. www.phoenixzoo.org/events/ZooLights
World Famous “Tallest Fountain” 12925 N. Saguaro Boulevard | Fountain Hills 480-837-1654 Once listed in Guinness World Records as the tallest fountain in the world, that listing doesn’t exist anymore and there may be taller fountains now. Nonetheless, there is a host of activities to enjoy at the 32-acre park, including an 18-hole championship disk course, picnic ramadas, hiking trails, kids play area, water splash park and Veteran’s Memorial, along with a variety of shops and dining at the Plaza Waterfront Shops. www.fountainhillschamber.com
OUTDOOR ADVENTURE Bob Bondurant School of High Performance Driving Chandler | 480-961-0143 or 800-842-7223 The world’s finest driving school featuring a 15-turn, 1.6-mile road course, specifically designed by Bob Bondurant for high performance, race driving and advanced driving instruction. www.bondurant.com Castles N’ Coasters 9445 Metro Pkwy. East | Phoenix | 602-997-7575 Thrilling sky-high roller coasters, exciting water rides, world class miniature golf course, the enchantment of an old-fashioned carousel. www.castlesncoasters.com Copper Spike Train Excursion 230 S. Broad St. | Globe | 866-979-RAIL (7245) Arizona’s newest passenger train service, running seasonally round trip and one way from historic Broad Street in Globe. www.discovergila.com/copper-spike-railway Desert Belle Tourist Boat at Saguaro Lake 14011 N. Bush Highway | Mesa | 480-984-2425 Enjoy a relaxing 90-minute cruise aboard the Desert Belle on Saguaro Lake. See towering canyon walls, exotic wildlife and dramatic desert vistas. www.desertbelle.com Desert Dog Hummer Adventures Fountain Hills | 480-837-3966 Breathtaking views of Four Peaks and Saguaro Lake. Full- or half-day tours. Experience the thrill of four-wheeling. www.azadventures.com Desert Storm Hummer Tours 15525 N. 83rd Way, #8 | Scottsdale | 480-922-0020 or 866-374-8637 Voted one of the Top 100 Adventures In America by National Geographic. Exciting four-hour tour, using advanced night vision equipment, ITT GEN 3. www.azhummertours.com 46 | SonoranLifestyle.com
Published on Feb 20, 2012
Sonoran Lifestyle Real Estate The lifestyle of the Sonoran Desert is warm, casual and colorful. Whether it’s an incredible sunset, the endle...