7 Things You Didn’t Know About Snowbirds in Arizona
If the winters get cold where you live, and you’re on the hunt for the ideal destination to spend the coldest months of the year, Arizona is likely to top of your list. Today, we’ll tell you seven things you didn’t know about snowbirds in Arizona—including why so many choose Phoenix, Scottsdale, and surrounding areas for their seasonal getaway.
Here are seven things you should know about snowbirds in Arizona:
1. Snowbird season starts early
The beautiful mild temperatures draw snowbirds to Arizona as early as October, and they often stay until April or May. Of course, how long you decide to spend in this sunny state is up to you. But just know that any time of year you come, you’ll find plenty of other people who have decided to do the same!
Keep in mind that the length of time you can stay without a visa will vary if you’re visiting from Canada or elsewhere. For example, Canadians have a maximum six-month admission period to the United States.
2. They come from all over
It’s true! Snowbirds don’t just come from the northern United States but from all over the country and Canada too! Many flock to Arizona for various reasons, including golfing (including more than 300 golf courses), shopping, health care availability, and entertainment offerings.
3. Snowbirds can enjoy a wide range of activities in Arizona
Snowbirds can find something to do every day in Arizona, from biking, hiking, and horseback riding in the mountains to golfing on some of the world’s top courses. Whether they want to explore the local culture or take in the nightlife—with more than 300 days of sunshine per year—there’s no shortage of exciting exploration opportunities for snowbirds!
Looking for even more sun? Yuma is the sunniest city in the state, clocking in at a whopping 320 days of sunshine each year.
4. Snowbirds can save money by staying in Arizona
While many think spending winter months outside their home state will be expensive, this isn’t always true. In fact, with reasonable accommodations available and plenty of free entertainment options (such as museums and art galleries), snowbirds can often experience a luxurious stay at an affordable price.
Looking for some other activities to participate in during your stay? Here are 10 things to do in Scottsdale, Phoenix and Tempe.
5. Arizona has world-class medical facilities
The state is home to many world-class medical facilities and clinics, making it an excellent destination for snowbirds who require special medical care or attention.
(Learn more about why Phoenix is considered a World Class medical destination.)
Additionally, with Phoenix being the sixth largest city in the United States, there are plenty of options for convenient medical care and access to specialists. So no matter what you need, you’ll likely find it here!
On that note, did you know All Valley Transportation provides medical transportation services for non-emergency needs in Arizona? Need a ride to and from a doctor’s office, hospital, or other medical facilities? We are here for you!
6. There are great options beyond Phoenix and Scottsdale
As wonderful as Phoenix and Scottsdale are, there are plenty of other places in Arizona worth exploring. From the stunning red rocks of Sedona to Flagstaff’s gorgeous ski slopes, snowbirds can find something for everyone in this beautiful state.
Here’s a list of seven of the best communities for snowbirds in Arizona you might want to consider:
- County: Maricopa, AZ
- Sun City Grand: Surprise, AZ
- Continental Ranch Sunflower, Marana, AZ
- The Preserve at SaddleBrooke, Tucson, AZ
- Country Club Vistas, Green Valley, AZ
- Sun City, Sun City, AZ
- Trilogy at Power Ranch, Gilbert, AZ
7. There are excellent private Arizona transportation options to choose from
At All Valley Transportation, it’s our privilege to get you where you’re going in and around Phoenix, Scottsdale, and the rest of Arizona. We offer a wide range of private transportation for snowbirds, from airport shuttles to luxury limos.
Figuring out transportation when you’re away from home can be tricky. But we’re here to take all the guesswork out of it so you can enjoy your time in the warm weather worry-free.
If you’re flying into the valley and need a ride from the airport to your condo or winter home, you can trust us to be there on time. When it’s time to leave AZ, we’ll be there to take you back to the airport, without the stress and hassle of figuring out traffic, airport parking, and other potential challenges.
Looking for a limo service to explore Arizona? We’re your go-to source for commuting across the state such as a trip from Phoenix to the Grand Canyon, Sedona AZ and more.
During your time in Arizona, you can also turn to us for private transportation to games, parties, events, and anything else you have planned. We’ll make sure you get there safely and in style!
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