Visit Phoenix: Your Travel Guide

Things to Do in Phoenix
Camelback Mountain
As you might have guessed from its name, Camelback Mountain looks like the hump and head of a kneeling camel. It marks the Phoenix skyline with its ruddy red hue and is a popular recreation area for urbanites. Head here for beautiful walking trails through the desert landscape, or try some rock climbing up the sheer orange cliffs.
Desert Botanical Garden
Take a trip to the Desert Botanical Garden to experience the beauty and diversity of the Sonoran Desert. Thanks to the seemingly endless Arizonan sunshine, the garden is all outdoors. You can stroll along the different paths and discover more than 5,000 different arid plants and wildflowers, learning about conservation and desert living along the way.
Heard Museum
This heritage museum is not only inspiring for its beautiful collection of art but also for its eye-opening exhibits on Native American culture and history. You’ll explore galleries of paintings and pottery from both ancient and contemporary artists, especially from the Southwest. One of the country’s most important and impressive museums, it’s an unmissable experience.
Arizona Capitol
No longer serving as the State Capitol, this territorial capitol building is located on Phoenix's West Washington Street. Built in 1898, the Arizona Capitol is now restored to resemble its 1912 appearance, the year Arizona gained statehood. Rooms open to the public include the stately senate and house chambers, while numerous exhibits trace the history of Arizona.
1700 West Washington Street
Deer Valley Rock Art Center
Deer Valley Rock Art Center is an outdoor gallery nestled in the Hedgepeth Hills and is definitely worth the trip, to the northwest corner of the Valley of the Sun. Here you'll find an extensive collection of Native American petroglyphs spread along a series of boulders and dating back 5,000 years.
West Deer Valley Road
Papago Park
Located near the famed botanic gardens, Papago Park in Phoenix is a miniature desert landscape of red rock formations and desert flora, as well as boasting several fishing lagoons and covered picnic shelters.
East Van Buren Street

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Traveler's Reviews & Photos

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Very Good
Phoenix has a lot of traffic and a somewhat confusing freeway System. I was there on business. When I needed to get to a meeting I chose to go by taxi and it was well worth the money. The driver was able to take short cuts I could never have known about and get me to my meeting on time.
Jewels
United States of America
March 24, 2017
10
Exceptional
Downtown Phoenix is amazingly hip and artsy, felt really cool. And then the surrounding countryside is beautiful. Phoenix/Arizona has stolen my heart.
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Netherlands
March 23, 2017
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Exceptional
Close to everything, everywhere and BASEBALL. Tucson, Lake Havasu, Grand Canyon, Flagstaff, desert, mountains, Petrified forests and Sedona, Sedona and Sedona
United States of America
March 23, 2017
8
Very Good
I've been here many times and always enjoy it. We were lucky with the weather, not too hot but comfortable for what we wanted to do. I love the sites we visited and would recommend Phoenix to anyone.
Carolyn
Canada
March 25, 2017
8
Very Good
Lots to do! We came to watch the Dodgers play during spring training. The Cracker Barrel was my wife's favorite place to eat. Traffic was a little busy. Leave plenty of time to arrive at your chosen locations. And, be nice...tip your maids!
Robert
United States of America
March 26, 2017

Accommodations and Hotels in Phoenix

Pointe Hilton Squaw Peak Resort

8.2 Very Good

Score from 419 reviews

$219

Average price per night
  • “great pool area”
    43 related reviews
  • “wonderful staff”
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  • “very clean”
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Pointe Hilton Tapatio Cliffs Resort

8.2 Very Good

Score from 418 reviews

$219

Average price per night
  • “great pool area”
    44 related reviews
  • “wonderful staff”
    33 related reviews
  • “excellent quality of food”
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Arizona Biltmore

8.6 Excellent

Score from 130 reviews

$349

Average price per night
Quality Inn Phoenix

7.4 Good

Score from 964 reviews

$48

Average price per night
  • “wonderful staff”
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  • “excellent quality of food”
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  • “location was great”
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Radisson Hotel Phoenix Airport

8.5 Very Good

Score from 356 reviews

$80

Average price per night
  • “wonderful staff”
    56 related reviews
  • “good connection to airport”
    54 related reviews
  • “very clean”
    25 related reviews
Red Roof Inn Plus+ Phoenix West

7.8 Good

Score from 1,014 reviews

$59

Average price per night
  • “wonderful staff”
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  • “very clean”
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  • “location was great”
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Aloft Phoenix Airport

8.6 Excellent

Score from 526 reviews

$115

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  • “good connection to airport”
    56 related reviews
  • “wonderful staff”
    49 related reviews
  • “very clean”
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Super 8 Downtown Phoenix

7.1 Good

Score from 354 reviews

$80

Average price per night
  • “location was great”
    58 related reviews
  • “wonderful staff”
    34 related reviews
  • “very clean”
    16 related reviews
Holiday Inn Express Phoenix-Airport/University Drive

8.1 Very Good

Score from 267 reviews

$108

Average price per night
  • “good connection to airport”
    69 related reviews
  • “wonderful staff”
    57 related reviews
  • “very clean”
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Booking.com asked travelers...

How is tourism changing Phoenix?

They have so much to do for entertainment and Phoenix is close to other nice places like Scottsdale and Tempe.

We enjoyed the weather, sunshine, and quality family time, while visiting potential colleges.

take lots of water even if the temp isnt too hot.

Clubs are fun .. Scottsdale is great

Beautifull sunset and beutifull sky

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Why do you recommend Phoenix for food?

Look for the out of the way places.

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stay out of the sun

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Describe the nature in Phoenix.

Unique

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