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Surprise, Arizona

by travelnews site (2019-07-26)



Overview 

It is no surprise that anybody visiting Surprise City in Maricopa County, Arizona will have fun especially with its rapid growth and development. Over the past few years, the city has been noted as one of the fastest growing cities within Arizona, and is quickly becoming a place where many flock to either have fun or just relax. 

Things to Do 

Summer is the best time of the year to head over Surprise City, and take part in the various activities that guests can do during their stay. Guests who want to swim will be awed by the Aquatics Center, which pretty much gives swimming in a pool a new twist. If exploration is in the cards, guests can take time to check out some works of art at the West Valley Art Museum, and view the works of various artists not only based in Surprise City but also from artists around the globe. Hiking and biking are always viable options when in the city. One great place to visit is the White Tank Regional Park, which features a rare desert waterfall located at the western edges of Surprise. The trail is not hard to go on, so even those who have brought family can enjoy. If guests have a need for speed, the Speedworld Dragstrip provides some adrenaline pumping fun with guests either cheering from the sidelines or actually hitting the track. Book your Surprise Hotels with Reservations.com. 

Exploring the City 

There are a lot of things that guests can do to make sure they spend their time wisely in Surprise. For sure, transportation is a huge key in this, and when guests need to move from one area to another, sometimes, it helps to ask the front desk if the hotel provides shuttles to areas within the city. If shuttles are not available, guests can rent cars which would be convenient for them to get around, especially if they are headed over to attractions in the outskirts of the city. However, grabbing a bicycle is also a good idea, so that guests can just go on trails or a scenic tour whenever they feel like it. 

Fast Facts 

  • According to the 2010 census, Surprise boasts of having a population of 117,517 residents.
  • The city is a noted part of the Phoenix metropolitan area.
  • Sports lovers can be found all over Surprise, and most of the locals closely follow the Texas Rangers and Kansas City Royals baseball teams. This is because these MLB teams prefer to use the Surprise Stadium for their practices and activities. 

Best Dining Spots 

A great day for guests can start with hot coffee of their choice at the city’s local Starbucks branch, which is located along West Bell Road. Those who love froyo (frozen yogurt) can get their fill at the Golden Spoon Frozen Yogurt shop especially on hot days when all guests can think about is having a cold snack. For those who have a hankering for pizza, Ray’s Pizza is the place to go, while those who want tacos, burritos and the like can dine at Las Cazuela’s.