You should visit Phoenix Arizona in the Winter because Arizona has around 340 sunny days each year. Average temperatures in the Valley of the Sun (the communities surrounding Phoenix, Arizona) have an average day time temperature in the 60s or 70s during the winter months and the temps rarely drop below freezing at night. The last time it snowed in the Valley of the Sun was 25 years ago, and then it lasted for 5 minutes before turning back to rain. Treat yourself to heated pools, green golf courses, great hiking, fantastic shopping and dining, and all of it backed up by endless blue skies. If you do miss snow while visiting, you can always go up to Flagstaff and ski the Arizona Snow Bowl. It’s only a two hour drive. And when you realize how dumb an idea that was, it’s a quick trip back to Phoenix for more fun in the sun.
If those aren’t reasons enough to get away from the snow in other parts of the country, take a moment to read the Diary of a Snow Shoveler. And then start planning your vacation to Arizona. You may have seen the Diary before, but it’s worth repeating and in case you haven’t, here are the highlights.
First snow of the season. The wife and I took our cocktails and sat for hours by the window watching the huge soft flakes drift down from heaven. It was so romantic and we felt like newlyweds again.
Beautiful blanket of white snow covering everything. Shoveled snow for the first time in years and felt like a boy again.
Snow has melted. So disappointing. Neighbor says we will definitely have snow for Christmas. Hope so! Christmas without snow would be awful.
Hurray! More snow. Temps dropped to -20. Warmed up shoveling driveway. Snowplow came back this afternoon and buried everything again.
Ice storm this morning. Fell on my butt in the driveway. Man, that hurt. Wife laughing at me for an hour was pretty cruel, too.
Still way below freezing. Roads too icy to go anywhere. Electricity off for 5 hours. Nothing to do but stare at the wife and try not to annoy her.
Electricity back on. 14 more inches of snow. More shoveling. Darned snowplow came by … TWICE!
Tried to find neighbor kid to shovel the snow, but they said they were too busy playing hockey. I think they are lying. Called hardware store to see about buying a snow blower. They’re out until March. I think they are lying.
Neighbor was right about white Christmas. 13 more inches of the white shit fell today. So cold the stuff probably won’t melt until August. Tried to hire neighbor who has a plow on his truck to do my driveway. He says he’s too busy. I think he’s lying.
6 inches this time. Snow packed so hard by snow plow that I broke the shovel. If I ever catch the SOB, I’ll beat him to death with my broken shovel.
20 inches overnight. Snowed in again. Merry freaking Christmas. Snow plow driver came by asking for a donation. Hit him over the head with my broken shovel.
Still snowed in. Why the heck did we move here? It was HER idea. She’s is really getting on my nerves.
Temps dropped to -30. Pipes froze. Plumber came 14 hours after expected arrival time. Only charged $1,400 to replace the pipes.
Warmed up to -20. Still snowed in. Wife is driving me insane.
Neighbor says I should shovel the roof or it could cave in. How dumb does he think I am?
Roof caved in. I beat up the snow plow driver and now he’s suing for $1 million. Wife went home to mother.
Set fire to what is left of the house. No more shoveling.
Feel good. Love those little white pills. Why am I tied to the bed?
Instead of little white pills and beds with straps, how about taking a winter vacation in America’s Winter Playground instead! Phoenix, Scottsdale, Mesa, Tempe, Glendale and more await you. For things to see and do while you visit, take a moment to explore the Arizona section of our website.