Winter is one of the best times to travel because it’s inexpensive and less crowded, and there’s no place to visit quite like Phoenix. Well-known for the number of ‘snow birds’ that make their way to this incredible city in the winter, Phoenix can be a hot oasis away from the snow and chill of northern cities.
If you’re eager to check out Phoenix and aren’t sure what winters are really like here- this is what you can expect while you’re in town.
Gorgeous Bright Blue Skies
Arizona is well-known for having bright and beautiful blue skies, but there’s nothing quite like these skies in the winter. When most states are burdened with gray and overcast weather, Phoenix gets bright blue and almost tropical-looking skies with visibility that seems to stretch on for miles.
Although you may get one or two clouds on an extremely windy day, most days, you’ll just get a sea of beautiful blue to look up at!
Temperatures Above Freezing
The general temperatures here in the winter are above freezing! For the most part, Phoenix hovers between the mid-thirties to the high sixties for the winter. So although you’ll still need to bring a coat and some warmer clothes, you’ll get to layer and enjoy warmer weather from noon to five until the sun sets.
When the sun sets, the temperatures can drop to the thirties, but generally, it doesn’t stay that low once the sun comes back up. Because of these temperatures, it’s generally a good idea to keep out of outdoor pools or other bodies of water in the winter!
Lots of ‘Snow Birds’ In Town
Although most cities are cheapest in the winter, apartments for rent in Phoenix go up in price during the chilly season! Snowbirds are tourists who travel south to escape the frigid and icy winter that their states have. This influx is usually people of retirement age, which allows the city to still keep a laid-back and comfortable vibe even though it’s mid-tourism season!
Fantastic Outdoors Experiences
The outdoors is so much fun in the winter! Although hiking and running around in the summer is unheard of since the temperatures can reach over 100 degrees, in the winter, you can hike, bike, kayak, and explore all you want!
It’s still a generally good idea to travel and explore with friends instead of going solo, but you can get a lot more out of the outdoors when it’s cooler out.
If you thought the summers were dry, you’d be amazed at how dry the winters are. You need to pack or buy lotion if you’re in town in the winter. Chapstick is also a must since lips can quickly crack or get chapped without all of the moisture in the air that many people are used to.
Phoenix is Best in the Winter
Phoenix is one of the best places to go once winter settles in. Don’t be afraid to blend in with the snowbirds, and have the time of your life while you’re here!