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Phoenix Trips, Local Style

Phoenix Trips

Arizona Canal: By Cygnusloop99 (Own work) [CC BY-SA 3.0], via Wikimedia Commons

Are you heading towards Sanderson Ford for a visit to Phoenix, Arizona? Don’t get caught in the tourist traps. Check out these Phoenix trips that are popular to locals. Be sure to travel in the area’s favorite truck, the Ford F-150, to blend in even better.

 

Roosevelt Row Arts District

 

A day in the Arts District is sure to get your creative blood flowing. Take your time walking down the street and through alleyways where you’ll find all sorts of colorful, photogenic murals. There are plenty of art galleries and boutiques where you can stop in and buy a piece of Phoenix art to take home with you, too.

 

South Mountain Park and Preserve

 

As one of the country’s largest municipal parks, South Mountain Park offers some gorgeous desert hiking. Bring plenty of snacks and water so that you can make it to the highest point, Dobbins Lookout, where you’ll see an unbelievable view of the city and beyond.

 

Arizona Canal

 

The Arizona Canal is located in the Arcadia neighborhood. It’s the perfect place for a walk and some people watching, but you’ll also find some natural wonders like a waterfall and a cave. The walk will surely work up an appetite, so end your evening with dinner at the O.H.S.O. Eatery & Nanobrewery.

Just ask us at Sanderson Ford if you want to hear about more amazing local trips!

Fall in Phoenix: Fun Local Festivals for You To Visit

Fall in Phoenix

At Sanderson Ford, we love living so close to Phoenix. There’s always a ton to do, and since the weather is perfect in September and October, fall in Phoenix is one of our favorite times of the year. Here are some events this October that you won’t want to miss.

 

Four Peaks Oktoberfest at Tempe Town Lake

 

From October 13-15, 2017, head to Tempe Beach Park for the best in German beers, foods, and festivities. Four Peaks Brewery will be serving up some of its German brews, while live music from Whiskey’s Quicker, Jared and the Mill, Lil Jon, and more keep you entertained all weekend long.

 

Arizona Taco Festival

 

That same weekend, don’t miss the Arizona Taco Festival from October 14-15, 2017. Take a break from the German grub and head to Salt River Fields at Talking Stick to taste more types of tacos than you knew existed.

 

Lost Lake Festival

 

The next weekend is an exciting one for music fans, as the Lost Lake Festival runs from October 20-22, 2017 at Steele Indian School Park. Tickets are $165-$225 for a three-day general admission, but it’s worth the cost as you’ll have the chance to see performers like Chance the Rapper, The Killers, The Pixies, Haim, Ludacris, and more.

 

If you want any more local fun recommendations, just ask us at Sanderson Ford!

 

Best Places to Off-Road Near Glendale, Arizona

2017 Ford F-150 Raptor

Arizona is full of unpaved roads just waiting to be explored in a capable, off-road vehicle. And what vehicle is better equipped than the new 2017 Ford F-150 Raptor? This beast of a truck is built specifically to handle any terrain that comes its way. Give your F-150 Raptor a true performance test by visiting one of these off-road sites.

 

Desoto Mine

Why not start with a difficult trail? The 2017 F-150 Raptor can handle it. At Desoto Mine, you’ll traverse some of the most remote backcountry in Arizona, with plenty of steep grades, twisting paths, and creek beds to challenge you. You’ll find this 12-mile trail about two hours north of Sanderson Ford, near Prescott National Forest.

 

New River Canyon

You will love taking on this moderate, rocky, washed-out terrain in your 2017 Ford F-150 Raptor. The New River Canyon trail passes through parts of Sonoran Desert and Tonto National Forest, and is located just 45 minutes north of Glendale.

 

Belmont Mountain

If you’re planning to off-road near Glendale for the first time, this easy trail is perfect for you. The setting isn’t too remote, so help is nearby if needed, but you’ll still get to experience some steep, sandy, and rocky terrains at Belmont Mountain. While you’re there, you can even take a break at Vulture Mine, a ghost town with a preserved gold mine for a glimpse into the Arizona days that existed long before off-roading.

Peoria, Arizona

Peoria, Arizona is home to a wonderful community that thrives outside of Phoenix. The city boasts a population of more than 154,000 and has a number of interesting things to do and see. The history behind the now-thriving area has a major significance in the area. Paying a visit to Peoria isn’t something many regret, especially after they’ve stopped by one of the local hotspots!

The city’s roots lie with four families who relocated to the area from Peoria, Illinois. The new arrivals were quick to file a plot map, complete with streets. Their efforts brought the Santa, Prescott, and Phoenix Railroad which gave the city’s popularity a boost as a popular stop.

There are dozens of museums oriented around space but the Challenger Space Center offers a unique look at what lies above us. The learning environment is perfect for families and adults alike. Activities include simulated space flight missions where visitors can take on the role of mission control, flight crews, and more.

There are few better places to grab a steak than Firebirds Wood Fired Grille. This premier restaurant is a local favorite due to its friendly atmosphere, helpful staff, and delicious food that brings return visitors time and time again.

We here at Sanderson Ford hope to see you around Peoria sometime soon!

Peoria, Arizona

Arizona Natural Wonders to Visit

Arizona is by far one of the most beautiful states in the entire nation. Arizona owes much of its enchanting beauty to the natural surroundings that can be found throughout the state. From canyons to mountains, these Arizona natural wonders to visit are sure to take any visitor’s breath away!

The Grand Canyon

One of the largest canyons in the world, the Grand Canyon attracts visitors from all over the planet. Forged by the mighty Colorado River, the Grand Canyon is a testament to the natural power of the world we live in!

Monument Valley

Some of the most famous images of the American West can be found inside the Monument Valley Navajo Tribal Park. The rock formations found here are some of the most intricate in the entire world.

Petrified Forest National Park

The Petrified Forest National Park is home to not one, but two natural wonders of Arizona. First, it contains the Petrified Forest, a collection of fossilized wood and other remnants of the ancient world. However, it also is home to the Painted Desert, a section of the Arizona desert that is composed of elaborate and beautiful colors!

Arizona Natural Wonders

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