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Spring Weather In Arizona

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Spring Has Sprung!

Spring brings up images of chilly winter days giving way to warmth after a long, cold season. The earth starts to wake up and the days become longer. The trees send out new leaves. The birds return from the south. 

…except in Phoenix.

While the northern part of the state is just beginning to thaw, the warmer weather here is already well underway. It’s still chilly in the mornings, but the days are already in the 70s by March. It’s a lovely time of year and brings in many visitors! It’s comfy, we start shedding layers, we can turn off the heaters for a little bit…

Then it gets hot. Quickly.

The desert reminds us of who she is in short order, and by early May temperatures are back in the 90s. Sometimes summer shows up early. 

But sometimes we get the odd cold snap. 

Roughly once every three years or so, Mother Nature trolls us and gives us literal freezing temperatures in March. You’ll see lots of landscaping being covered with towels, bedsheets, and anything else we have on hand to keep our plants alive when the nights plummet to the low 30s. Sometimes we wake up to a nice layer of ice on our windshields! Thankfully these cold spells don’t last very long, and soon we’re back to warmer weather. 


There’s pollen everywhere.

The Sonoran desert is not immune to some of the effects of spring. Cacti and non-native plants and trees still bloom this time of year, sending lots of pollen into the air. Salt cedar is a particularly hardy offender, an invasive species that was brought to the area in the 1800s to control erosion. It’s a heated subject for many, and it wreaks havoc on our sinuses. 



The activities are endless in the springtime! Spring training technically starts in February, but lasts well into March. Baseball fans flock to stadiums around the Phoenix Metro area to watch their favorite teams get back into the groove before the start of baseball season.  

Spring is also excellent weather for hiking! The Phoenix Metro and outlying areas are home to a variety of beautiful hiking trails and wildlife preserves. It’s the perfect time of year to see cacti in bloom and go stargazing! Check out the AZ state parks page for hiking trails around the valley. 

For guests looking for local, organic produce, you can’t go wrong at a farmer’s market! There’s several throughout the valley and this is one of the best times of year for seasonal produce, Looking for a farmers market near you? check out the Arizona Communities Famers market Page. 


Be prepared for temperature spikes. 

The weather is nice this time of year, but sometimes Summer comes early! Make sure you bring plenty of water and sunscreen with you. 

Reach out to your host for questions about your stay and how to get the most out of your visit to beautiful Arizona.

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