Quality Inn & Suites at Metro Center
9455 N. Black Canyon Highway
Phoenix, AZ 85021
Phone: (602) 395-0900
Fax: (602) 395-1900
Escape the city via two wheels to capture a feeling of freedom. Daily or weekly rentals include motorcycle, security, repair kits, dual seats, saddlebags, windshields and luggage racks. Take that dream ride to Monument Valley or visit the OK Corral in Tombstone. Experience of two years or more, as well as possession of a motorcycle license, is required to rent similar-sized bikes. If you do not remember your helmet, you will be provided with one.
Get ready for old-fashioned fun at the largest roller rink in the city. Skate to a dazzling laser light show, with disco balls spinning overhead. Video games circle the rink, with coin-operated pool tables scattered about. Getting tired? Pop into the snack bar for a quick nibble and the soda of your choice. Hours of operation vary with times set aside for adults, kids and parents, and the "come one, come all" sessions.
Strike out on a personalized adventure touring exciting places around Arizona with this touring company providing pickup and return service from most hotels. Diverse packages to destinations such as Monument Valley or Montezuma's Castle are highly popular. Tours are priced from $32. Limited disabled access is available and advance notice is recommended. Convention services are also offered to groups that include team building, dining events and corporate retreats. Please call for further information.
This magnificent par-71 course has garnered many honors. Golf Digest named it one of the 450 best public courses in the country, and Lookout Mountain has been consistently voted one of the top 25 golf courses in the state of Arizona. The course has also hosted celebrity events such as the Harmon Killebrew Invitational, the Royce Clayton Charity Classic, and the Phoenix Suns Scramble. Featuring lush greens entwined by carefully preserved Sonoran Desert Terrain, this championship 18-hole course combines spectacular scenery with challenging play. In fact, you may see quail or even a coyote out on the course (please let them play through). Call for timings.
Located in the heart of the city, Moon Valley Country Club is a place with loads of sporting activities. The club has a big name in golfing tradition with a championship golf course. The tennis center offers eight hard courts with proper lighting to play at night. For those who need to work out to burn those extra calories or to maintain the perfect body tone, there is a fully-equipped fitness center. It has a fitness studio, spinning room, game room, steam room, Jacuzzi, massage room and a swimming pool. The Aquatic sports lovers can find a large number of aquatic programs. The swimming club gives out swimming lessons and also teaches water aerobics.
Cave Creek is Phoenix's most popular municipal golf course, with about 100,000 rounds played annually. Started in 1983 as a landfill reclamation project, Cave Creek Golf Course is a pioneer of sorts in environmental golf course design. Success stories like Cave Creek prove that these sites can be put to worthwhile and environmentally friendly uses—good news for all concerned. Cave Creek Golf Course is open from dawn to dusk daily, year round.
Phoenix Mountain Preserve is a natural oasis in the middle of the city. Actually a whole group of parks, the preserve includes within it the towering Camelback Mountain, Piestewa Peak, Papago Park, Lookout Mountain Preserve and North Mountain. As a whole the preserve is the main outdoors area in Phoenix, providing numerous trails up the various mountains. Picnic areas and restrooms can also be found throughout the preserve.
Visit a sweet nine-hole public course that has satisfied little golf cravings for more than 30 years. A Milton Coggins design, this course offers 4,806 yards from long tees. Find a particularly interesting double-water challenge on the ninth hole. Tee times are accepted seven days in advance, and this facility offers an open guest policy. Glen Lakes Municipal Golf Course is a perfect little afternoon business-style course, which offers a clubhouse and driving range. Greens fees are seasonal. Rent a cart for an additional amount and call the pro-shop for reservations.
Return to an earlier time when you visit Sahuaro Ranch Park, a lovely historic park built in the 1890s. Seven original buildings set on 16-acres are home to rabbits, chickens and peacocks. Originally a citrus farm founded by William Henry Bartlett, the ranch is now a Glendale City Park. Tour the main house and view exhibits of years past. The park is open to visitors daily.
In 1956, residents of Phoenix filled the grandstand shoulder to shoulder to welcome the first sports franchise in the Valley. Every year since, locals and visitors herald the thoroughbred racing at the Turf Paradise Race Course. Apart from the course, there is a Clubhouse which provides great food as well as views. Located 14 miles north of Sky Harbor Airport, the course is in the extreme North Valley.
Tie one on with these fishy characters down in Central Phoenix. These pros will help you reel in a winner with classes and free seminars. Classes on fly-fishing as well as fly-tying are offered on an ongoing basis. Seminars are available periodically for kids, women and men. Call for upcoming event dates and times. This shop carries a full selection of premier fishing gear. Top-line products are offered from manufacturers such as Winston, Cortland and Sage. Other selected items from Spirit River, Simms, Orvis and Scientific Anglers are also available.
Hot Air Balloon Company gives you the opportunity to beat the laws of nature and experience what flying actually feels like. You can fly over the beautiful Monument Valley and the scenic landscapes of the city in your hot air balloon and enjoy either the brilliant morning sunshine as it fills into the air or then catch the last few sparks of the setting sun as it disappears beyond those mountain-tops. All you need is a sense of adventure and a zest for fun, and your camera, of course.