Paradise Valley, Arizona
Paradise Valley is a prosperous small town in Maricopa County, Arizona. Despite its small size, it is considered one of the top tourist destinations in the wider Phoenix area. Paradise Valley is surrounded by mountainous terrain including the mountains, Camelback, Mummy, and McDowell. This little ‘desert oasis’ has the privilege of more than 290 sunny days per year (almost 90 sunny days more than the US average) and combined with a large number of nearby attractions there are many things to do and see. If you are traveling with kids or you are fond of race cars and railroads, you should visit Penske Racing Museum (4.7 miles from Paradise Valley Mall) and McCormick-Stillman Railroad Park (5.6 miles away). On the other hand, if you are looking for adventurous outdoor activities, such as balloon or desert safari and mountain hiking, then you should ask about Equinox Hot Air Balloon Rides (2.5 miles away), Desert Wolf Tours (2.9 miles away), and Piestewa Peak mountain hiking (4.5 miles away). There are many discount hotels that offer good quality accommodation services, such as Motel 6 Scottsdale, located around 3 miles from Paradise Valley. It is close to a large mall, you have many nearby dinner options, the rooms are nice and clean, and it is very close to old town Scottsdale in case you’ll fancy a walk.