Phoenix is an exciting destination to visit for senior travelers. With its warm weather, bright sunshine, amazing desert scenery and sightseeing destinations Phoenix provides you with the perfect setting for taking along your portable oxygen concentrator. If you want to get the most out of your vacation in Phoenix, make sure you stop by the following hotspots.
For breathtaking views, drive up to Dobbins Point on South Mountain. As the largest municipal park in the United States, Dobbins Point offers a majestic panorama over the Phoenix Valley. You can go during the day and enjoy a picnic, or go in the evening for a sunset viewing you’ll never forget. Keep in mind that the road to the top of South Mountain is windy. Hiring a driver might be a good option if you tend to get nervous behind the wheel.
If you’re a golfer, take advantage of Phoenix’s plethora of golf courses. It’s hard to pick just one, so you can consult with your travel agent for recommendations. If you want to stay within the Phoenix city limits, The Raven Golf Club, Palo Verde, and Arizona Biltmore are some of the most popular courses with the locals. If you want to experience a golf tournament, check out the TPC Scottsdale or the Waste Management Phoenix Open in February. You’ll feel like you’re putting with the pros.
If strolling along a quiet garden path is more your cup of tea, why not do both and enjoy a cup of Japanese tea in the Japanese Friendship Garden? he garden encompasses 3.5 acres of beautiful landscape that features hand-picked rocks, footbridges, lanterns, plants, koi ponds, a waterfall, and hundreds of colorful Koi fish.
If prefer history, stop by the Arizona State Capitol and the Arizona Capitol Museum. You’ll learn more about the state and its unique history, as well as the unique architecture and construction. Take a tour of the Historic House Chamber or view the USS Arizona and historic artifacts that survived the sinking of the famous ship.
For a bit more activity, you can kayak on the Salt River, which runs right through Phoenix. There are plenty of kayak rental and guide companies, so you’ll have no trouble finding one that suits your taste. Whether you go for a high-octane kayaking tour or a more relaxed, serene tour, the experience and views will leave you craving another adventure.
Another way to enjoy your vacation in Phoenix is to visit the Desert Botanical Garden. Located in Papago Park and founded by the Arizona Cactus and Native Flora Society, the garden boasts 140 acres of more than 21,000 native plants – including 139 rare, threatened, or endangered species. Designated as a Phoenix Point of Pride, the Desert Botanical Garden gives you a comprehensive understanding of desert plants.
Phoenix is a gorgeous destination for senior vacationers and numerous attractions can easily accommodate oxygen users and mobile oxygen concentrators.