The summer sizzles in Arizona, with temperatures regularly soaring to past 110 degrees. To beat the heat, travelers can relish staying at a water park resort where they can plunge down eight-foot high slides, test their surfing skills on a Flowrider, or simply kick back in a tube and float down a lazy river.
As a child who had a bit of a mermaid in her, it was my first trip to Phoenix and staying at one of these water park resorts that sold me on the city. I knew someday I wanted to leave the snowy Midwest and live in a city where the sun shone over 300 days per year.
While some vacationers would spurn Phoenix in summer, it’s the perfect time for sun worshippers to visit, as luxury resorts offer their lowest rates of the year. So pack your suit, sunscreen, and adventurous spirit and get ready for a wet and wild ride in the desert Southwest.