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Phoenix
Travel Guide

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.

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Where to stay in Phoenix

Hilton Phoenix Resort at the Peak
Hilton Phoenix Resort at the Peak
4 out of 5
7677 N 16th St, Phoenix, AZ
The price is AU$198 per night from 5 Jul. to 5 Jul.
This family-friendly Phoenix resort is located near the airport, within 3 mi (5 km) of Wrigley Mansion and Arizona Biltmore Country Club. Castle N' Coasters ...
3.8/5Good! (1,398 reviews)
"Lots of fun!"

Reviewed on 11 Jun. 2021

Hilton Phoenix Resort at the Peak
Arizona Grand Resort & Spa
Arizona Grand Resort & Spa
4 out of 5
8000 S. Arizona Grand Parkway, Phoenix, AZ
The price is AU$232 per night from 11 Jul. to 11 Jul.
This family-friendly Phoenix resort is located near the airport, within a 15-minute walk of Oasis Water Park and Arizona Mills Mall. Diablo Stadium is 2.5 mi ...
4.1/5Very Good! (1,360 reviews)
"It was great at the resort."

Reviewed on 12 Jun. 2021

Arizona Grand Resort & Spa
Talking Stick Resort
Talking Stick Resort
4 out of 5
9800 E. Talking Stick Way, Scottsdale, AZ
The price is AU$206 per night from 15 Jun. to 15 Jun.
This family-friendly Scottsdale resort is located in the mountains, within 2 mi (3 km) of Talking Stick Resort Casino, OdySea Aquarium and Salt River Fields ...
4.3/5Excellent! (2,119 reviews)
"Very clean great price. The rooms are beautiful. Staff is so friendly. Everything was perfect."

Reviewed on 12 Jun. 2021

Talking Stick Resort
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.
Sonder - Mill Ave
Sonder - Mill Ave
3.5 out of 5
750 South Ash Avenue, Tempe, AZ
The price is AU$248 per night from 21 Jun. to 21 Jun.
Situated near the airport, this apartment building is within a 15-minute walk of Mill Avenue District, Tempe Beach Park and Tempe Town Lake. Arizona State University ...
4.4/5Wonderful! (109 reviews)
"We enjoyed our stay, overall 10/10! Loved the easy commute to stores more specifically Whole Foods and walkable to mill st."

Reviewed on 11 May 2021

Sonder - Mill Ave
Sonder - McKinley
Sonder - McKinley
3.5 out of 5
800 North Central Avenue, Phoenix, AZ
Located in Downtown Phoenix, this apartment building is within a 5-minute walk of Roosevelt Row and Arizona State University - Downtown Phoenix. Phoenix Convention ...
4.5/5Wonderful! (45 reviews)
New home
"My family and I did a trip out to Phoenix to see if we would like to move here, since we’re looking to move to a new city. After staying here, we have found our new home. The city was beautiful and the place we stayed at was too. I could definitely see myself living in a place like this. I hope to ..."

Reviewed on 5 Nov. 2020

Sonder - McKinley
Comfortable Condo W/heated Pool and Hot Tub, 3rd Floor Balcony, Scenic Views
Comfortable Condo W/heated Pool and Hot Tub, 3rd Floor Balcony, Scenic Views
12123 W Bell Rd, #311, Surprise, AZ
Situated in Surprise, this condo is within 2 miles (3 km) of Centennial Friendship Park, Destiny Springs Healthcare and Coyote Lakes Golf Club. Peoria Sports ...
4.7/5Exceptional! (9 reviews)
"This was a nice place to stay. Her communication was outstanding! The pool was really nice and so were the neighbors!"

Reviewed on 27 Apr. 2021

Comfortable Condo W/heated Pool and Hot Tub, 3rd Floor Balcony, Scenic Views
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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