Visitor Information

Visitors Information
Surprise: connecting all of life’s opportunities!

Year round sunshine…new, clean safe neighborhoods….a business and family friendly environment….in a southwest setting that can only be described as breath taking. Is it any wonder that 9 out of 10 residents say they would recommend Surprise as a place to live and raise a family?

Our position in the Northwest Valley of the Sun, just 45 minutes from downtown Phoenix, means we are attracting new jobs, new neighbors, new retail and restaurant choices, while ensuring manageable and sustainable growth.

Consistently rated as one of the safest cities in the Southwest, our neighbors say they love the small town feel of events like Surprise Party in the winter and the 4th of July fireworks. We invite you to learn more about our community’s past during a self-guided tour of the Women’s Heritage Trail in our historic Original Town Site. And be sure to check out the ever-changing displays and cultural performances at Arts HQ located right next to City Hall.

When you’re here, make plans to visit the majestic White Tank Mountain Regional Park, where you can puzzle over mysterious petroglyphs and camp under sparkling desert stars.

Stop by the Surprise Tennis and Racquet Complex where players of all ages get in a great workout in the sparkling sunshine, and where stars like McEnroe, Kournikova, Navratilova, Agassi, Courier, Connors and more appear at our annual professional tournaments.

Enjoy eight open to the public golf courses, day trips to the Wildlife World Zoo, or fabulous Lake Pleasant for boating and jet skiing, all within an easy drive of the amenities of the metro Phoenix area.

Enjoy the links above, then come share the great Surprise lifestyle!