Surprise is a medium-size city that is the fastest-developing city in the wider Phoenix metropolitan area and is located in Maricopa County, Arizona. Its growth expansion was tremendous during the 2000 – 2010 period. From 30,848, its population reached 117,517 people. In other words, it is a thriving city ideal for shopping therapy and with a buzzing nightlife. There are many interesting attractions in the city including the Surprise Aquatic Center and the Truman Ranch II. Regarding natural attractions, the Prescott National Forest is about 180 miles north and the Apache-Sitgreaves National Forest about 150 miles northeast. There, you will enjoy many fun outdoor activities, such as hiking, mountain biking, bird watching, etc. The beauty of the natural landscape is absolutely breathtaking. Regarding Surprise budget accommodation, there are many discount hotels and motels to choose. Three of the best low-cost, but excellent quality, hotels close to the city center include Hampton Inn & Suites Phoenix-Surprise (4.7 miles away), Holiday Inn Express & Suites Surprise (4.5 miles away), and Windmill Suites in Surprise (7.1 miles away). All three have excellent reviews and ratings.