Phoenix

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Phoenix

Phoenix has so much to offer visitors, from ancient Native American settlements, to modern art museums, all surrounded by stunning natural beauty.

Arizona is famous for its desert climate, but Phoenix has a surprising amount of greenery on offer. The parks, golf courses and resorts to be found here offer cool refreshment from the heat in the “Valley of the Sun”.

Native Americans have played a key role in the development of this area. The ancient Hohokam people irrigated the desert to make crops grow—discover what we know about their culture and history at the Pueblo Grande Museum and Archaeological Park. Learn about the art and crafts made by different local indigenous tribes in the stunning collection at the Heard Museum.

Phoenix has attracted artists from all backgrounds, and there are many different art forms and periods to explore in the local area, whether you’re an art aficionado or a relative novice. The Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art is housed in a light, airy building, where the pieces inside (dating from the 1950s onwards) are shown off to their best advantage, while the Phoenix Arts Museum includes thousands of classic pieces. For something more lively, head to the visual and performance art exhibitions at the Mesa Arts Center, which includes a refreshing outdoor space that’s the perfect way of escaping the heat. Learn more about music and its role in global cultures in the fascinating Musical Instrument Museum.

With all of this art on show, it’s easy to miss the biggest attraction: the stunning scenery of the Sonoran Desert. But despite Phoenix’s big city feel, you’re never far from the Wild West. To truly appreciate the scenery, take a hike or climb up Camelback Mountain. Learn about the life to be found in the desert in the Desert Botanical Garden, and meet the inhabitants at the Phoenix Zoo.

If all that nature gets too much, travel to the shops and restaurants of the lively Scottsdale Quarter, where you can indulge in some much needed R&R. Families will love the Arizona Science Center for its focus on hands-on learning and the opportunity to travel through the human digestive system! Round off your stay by revelling in the opulence of Wrigley Mansion whilst sipping a cocktail or enjoying some fine-dining.

Where to stay in Phoenix

3 Palms
3 Palms
3.5 out of 5
7707 E McDowell Rd, Scottsdale, AZ, 85257
The price is AU$112 per night from 1 Jun. to 2 Jun.
Stay at this 3.5-star business-friendly hotel in Scottsdale. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking and a 24-hour fitness centre. Our guests praise the pool and the helpful ...
3.8/5 Good! (2,953 reviews)
"Great customer service from Christine and other employees!"

Reviewed on 17 May 2022

3 Palms
Arizona Grand Resort & Spa
Arizona Grand Resort & Spa
4 out of 5
8000 S. Arizona Grand Parkway, Phoenix, AZ, 85044
The price is AU$286 per night from 20 Jun. to 21 Jun.
Stay at this 4-star spa resort in Phoenix. Enjoy free WiFi, 6 outdoor pools and 2 restaurants. Our guests praise the helpful staff and the clean rooms in their ...
4/5 Very Good! (1,416 reviews)
"This place is beautiful and well kept!"

Reviewed on 9 May 2022

Arizona Grand Resort & Spa
Hilton Phoenix Resort at the Peak
Hilton Phoenix Resort at the Peak
4 out of 5
7677 N 16th St, Phoenix, AZ, 85020
The price is AU$259 per night from 2 Jun. to 3 Jun.
Stay at this 4-star spa resort in Phoenix. Enjoy free parking, 6 outdoor pools and 3 restaurants. Our guests praise the helpful staff and the clean rooms in ...
3.7/5 Good! (2,329 reviews)
"Very nice"

Reviewed on 17 May 2022

Hilton Phoenix Resort at the Peak
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.
Scottsdale Links Resort by Diamond Resorts
Scottsdale Links Resort by Diamond Resorts
3 out of 5
16858 N Perimeter Dr, Scottsdale, AZ, 85260
The price is AU$129 per night from 23 May to 24 May
Stay at this 3-star golf condo in Scottsdale. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking and 2 outdoor pools. Our guests praise the helpful staff and the clean rooms in their ...
4.3/5 Excellent! (2,082 reviews)
"very nice."

Reviewed on 16 May 2022

Scottsdale Links Resort by Diamond Resorts
Metro PHX Apartments
Metro PHX Apartments
2.5 out of 5
Phoenix, AZ
The price is AU$145 per night from 22 May to 23 May
Stay at this business-friendly apartment in Phoenix. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking and private pools. Popular attractions Castles N' Coasters and Biltmore Fashion ...
3.3/5 (64 reviews)
"Had a good time there"

Reviewed on 14 May 2022

Metro PHX Apartments
Metro Tempe Apartments
Metro Tempe Apartments
3 out of 5
2301 E Southern Ave, Tempe, AZ, 85282
The price is AU$139 per night from 22 May to 23 May
Stay at this 3-star aparthotel in Tempe. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking and an in-room safe. Popular attractions Casino Arizona and Phoenix Zoo are located nearby. ...
3.9/5 Very Good! (35 reviews)
"We liked the room . having a kitchen and separate bedroom. Everything in great condition."

Reviewed on 15 May 2022

Metro Tempe Apartments
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

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