With winter in full swing in most parts of the U.S., now is the ideal time to visit Phoenix. While mid-summer can sometimes be unbearable, mid-winter is pleasant, with comfortable daytime temperatures that often are warm enough for short sleeves.  We’ve put together a few of the can’t-miss things to do in Phoenix.

Usery Mountains: One of the major draws to the greater Phoenix area is the scenic mountains that surround it. Phoenix features some of the most colorful sunsets in America. Usery Mountains is just one of several great mountainous areas in the Phoenix area. With over 3,000 acres of rolling hills, the park features several different hiking and biking trails.

Spring Training: Early to mid spring is a great time to visit Phoenix when many of the Major League Baseball teams come into town for spring training. This time of year is a great time to see your favorite players in uniform without paying the high ticket prices you’ll find during the regular season. Many players stick around after the games to talk with fans and sign autographs.

Tonto National Forest: Tonto National Forest is great for a half-day road trip, highlighting the best that Arizona has to offer in the way of landscape. The drive takes visitors along the Apache Trail to Roosevelt Park with many great photo opportunities.

Tempe Town Lake: Just a small lake in Phoenix, the draw to Tempe Town Lake is actually its dam. Unbeknownst to many, the dam is the world’s largest inflatable dam. Although just creating a 16-foot waterfall, it’s one of the most interesting dams since it is inflatable.

Pueblo Grande Ruin: Pueblo Grande Ruin is a national landmark and one of the oldest attractions in Phoenix. The landmark dates back several centuries when it was an Indian village. The site now features a museum and archaeological park for visitors to tour.

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