If it's an American holiday destination with almost guaranteed sunshine you're after, then make sure you check out a Phoenix holiday from The Co-operative Travel.
Enjoying more than 300 sunny days every year, it isn't hard to see why Phoenix, capital of the state of Arizona, is an all-year-round holiday haven.
This incredible record of sun is the main reason why Phoenix, along with neighbouring Scottsdale, Mesa and Tempe, are growing in popularity among holidaymakers.
A fascinating aspect of Phoenix for many visitors is the chance to experience authentic cowboy and Native American culture. Both are strongly in evidence in many of the major attractions, and in the entertainment offered throughout the city.
Downtown Phoenix is a particularly vibrant entertainment district, with several fine restaurant bars where you can try the favourite local tequila-based cocktails or a good choice of Californian wines.
Many restaurants also offer al fresco dining. If you want to taste a juicy steak American-style head to one of Scottsdale's restaurants, while the tastes of spicy Tex-Mex cuisine can be enjoyed pretty much anywhere in the area.
For the best nightlife, follow the locals to Central Avenue where you'll find plenty of chances to enjoy some live blues music, or to watch a baseball game while enjoying a cool beer or two.
Accommodation in Phoenix is as widely varied as you'd expect from the largest city in America's south-west, with hotels, motels and guest houses of all types featuring on a package holiday or all-inclusive holiday.
Whatever your main reason for heading to the American south, be it for spectacular desert golf courses, art galleries and museums or shopping, a Phoenix holiday won't disappoint. And with the vast expanse of the Arizona desert and the Phoenix Mountains just a short drive away, you can really find out why this is affectionately known as 'The Big Country'.
As the main holiday season runs from November to April, you should have plenty of chances of finding package deals and offers if you can travel outside the peak holiday season.
So check out the Phoenix holidays available from The Co-operative Travel for a chance to escape the rat race, and see why the American South is seen by many as the country's true heart.