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For those of us who live here, we know that Arizona is more than just a hot desert in the Southwest. There are so many microclimates and landscapes to explore. Along with the heat, the mountains and the expansive landscape are a state filled with natural wonders, charming cities, and lively people.
With surprising lakes, majestic mountains, expensive desserts, waterfalls, canyons, a host of unique plant life, and even downhill skiing, September in our state has so much to offer- especially if you consider that September in Arizona offers the best weather of the year. Let us help you map out your end-of-summer adventures and find out what Arizona has to offer this time of year!
Our Weather in AZ this Time of Year
The majority of the summer in Arizona can be so hot it may feel unbearable at times – especially in the cities full of concrete, where it can feel like an oven. This is why many of us wait until September to explore all the gifts this unique state has to offer. With weather that’s not too hot and not too cold, It is a great time to indulge in hikes, shopping, and outdoor adventures of all types. Enjoy relaxing or even indulging in thrilling activities, bask in warm clear days with a blue sky that seems to reach out forever.
Enjoying the Cities
The cities of Arizona have so much to offer. From Phoenix to Tucson, to Flagstaff, the cities offer a wide range of diverse experiences. With a southwest flare, bleached-out sidewalks and outdoor dining equipped with wet misters keep you cool in the dry heat. There is plenty of space to have a truly unique experience. If you are trying to keep cool, enjoy time at the pool, but when it’s time to duck out of the sun, try wine tasting!
Wine Tasting: Many people are surprised to discover that Arizona has more than 120 wineries and tasting rooms across the state. You can spend a full day wine tasting tour where you can sip on exotic wines that are locally produced and learn about the methods of how they are made in various arid climates across the state. It’s a great way to explore delicious flavors while meeting other amazing travelers on your tour and enjoying a decadent time with friends and family.
Star Gazing: When the sun goes down besides the rich nightlife of restaurants, bars and performance venues, there is always the wide-open sky. Arizona skies go unrivaled as some of the most amazing stars show in the world. Enjoy a guided tour where you will be led through the constellations or even go out on your own. Go for a drive to the top of a mountainous peak to gaze upon our beautiful night skies which are incredibly clear this time of year!
Eat Local Cuisine: Arizona is a diverse hub of marvelous restaurants and street food carts, native traditions, and influence from all over the world. Enjoy the decadent simplicity of Indian Fry bread, or for a world view you can find all kinds of cuisine, so it is very normal to find restaurants serving cuisines from Japanese Ramen to authentic Southwestern burritos, you can find all kinds of dishes to thrill your pallet.
Staying Cool in September
Whether you are staying cool at the pool, at your home, or at your hotel, it’s important to protect yourself from the sun. Even in September, harmful UV rays from the sun are particularly hot in Arizona. Even inside UVA rays can age your skin and bleach your belongings. You should wear sunscreen when you are out in the sun and stay busy.
If you are a homeowner who is in love with Arizona and its beautiful climate, you might want to invest in a little more protection. CC Sunscreen offers patio sunshades and sunscreens that fit over your window, to protect you and your belongings from the sun all year round. CC Sunscreens block out 90 percent of harmful UV rays. Not only are they protective but also offer cool, curb appeal, and value to your home.
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