Photo of hot air balloon over Arizona desert.

Recreational opportunities in Greater Phoenix and surrounding areas include a nationally recognized park system, championship golf courses, tennis courts, and miles of hiking, biking and equestrian trails. Several lakes just north of Scottsdale are popular places for weekend fishing and boating, and day trips can encompass skiing or an exploration of the Grand Canyon. For sports fans, the area is home to collegiate and professional football, basketball, baseball and hockey teams. For more on recreation, check out these websites: