“The purpose of life is to live it, to taste experience to the utmost, to reach out eagerly and without fear for newer and richer experience.”
Arizona is the perfect place to bask in the sun! The city of Peoria provides countless new experiences for all of the residents in the Phoenix area. Check out these cool hotspots in and around Peoria, AZ and get outside and enjoy life in the Valley of the Sun!
Slightly to the west of Peoria (next to Luke Air Force Base) lies the best kept secret in Phoenix: the Wildlife World Zoo. The zoo has been accumulating some of the rarest animals in the world for the past thirty years (including an albino alligator!). Privately owned and operated, the park expects to expand another 15 acres within the next few years and preserve even more wildlife. This is definitely a place to take the kids for hands-on exhibits of rare species of reptiles, insects, mammals, and birds. The best part for me? Getting licked in the face by a giraffe!
Fishing, Hiking, Boating, Diving, Camping…you name it, Lake Pleasant has it. The lake is one of the most popular lake in the Phoenix area and draws thousands of people to its shores every year. Many people keep their boats and jet-skis in the beautiful Pleasant Harbor Marina or you can find easy, inexpensive rentals for any occasion! I recommend taking advantage of the warm sun and cool water up in Peoria’s Lake Pleasant.
While they are meant for children to play in, who doesn’t love getting a little wet in the heat? The Peoria splash playground are open every day from April 15 to October 15 from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. for many full days of fun in the sun. These zero-depth water play areas have been popping up all over the Valley and three locations are in Peoria! Visit Rio Vista Splash Park, Pioneer Community Park, and Camino a Lago Park with your kids to cool off this summer!
If you’re interested in settling down in the gorgeous, sun-covered Peoria area, give me a call, and we’ll get started finding the perfect place for you to call home. 602.618.3053