Surprise, AZ is located just on the northwest side of Phoenix and February is a great time to visit. Spring Training is just getting started and Surprise hosts a couple of MLB teams as they get ready for the season.
Surprise has been growing very quickly and has some fantastic terrain in the area for outdoor activity. The White Tank Mountains are just a few miles directly west of the city and is a magnet for hiking and mountain biking. There are a few organized events in that space, but we were able to talk to the city a bit more about how we can link their downtown to activity in that open space. We had some great ideas that we presented to the Mayor, City Councilmen, and the sports director and we hope that we are able to execute some of them. The city is eager to diversify in the sports tourism space and they have all the assets to make that happen.
Side note—Surprise is home to one of the best taco places on earth. Who knew? Next time you are in the Surprise area, check out La Bamba Mexican Grill.