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The capital of Arizona and the fifth-largest city in the United States, Phoenix is famous for its cacti-studded deserts, rocky red mountains and over 200 landscaped golf courses.

Phoenix is home to plenty of parks where you can explore the rugged terrain and take in the natural beauty of the 'Valley of the Sun'. One of the largest urban parks in the world, the South Mountain Park and Preserve offers sweeping vistas and miles of trails for hiking, horse riding and biking. For more desert panoramas and outdoor activities, head to Papago Park, featuring tranquil oases, desert wildlife and the native saguaro cactus. This recreational haven is also home to the intriguing Hole-in-the-Wall rock formation, Phoenix Zoo and the sprawling Desert Botanical Garden, featuring thousands of plants amidst red rock buttes. If you’re after a more challenging hike, try scaling the Camelback Mountain for 360-degree views of the dramatic landscape.

Phoenix has a lot in store for lovers of art, architecture and culture. The Musical Instrument Museum is the only one of its kind in the world, boasting over 8,000 musical instruments spanning 200 countries. Alternatively, you can admire classical and contemporary works from around the globe at Phoenix Art Museum or visit the Heard Museum for an introduction to the country’s Native American roots. Architecture aficionados should check out Taliesin West – the UNESCO-listed winter home of celebrated architect, Frank Lloyd Wright. The futuristic structure of the Phoenix Convention Center is also worth taking a look at.


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From $144 per night

Most popular time to visit October-December
Cheapest time to visit January-March
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Average weekend price $146 per night
Average weekday price $150 per night
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HOT! And you MUST have a car.

June 10, 2024

HOT! And you MUST have a car. Even if you don't like -drive. Distances are huge, and again, no one walk, it's hot. Good is there's no traffic at all, and plenty of free parking everywhere. Lyft app for taxi works well here and not expensive.


I was born and raised in Phoenix.

June 2, 2024

I was born and raised in Phoenix. I would not live there now and only visit if we have to such as going to the airport or other business. I prefer smaller towns with clean air and a healthy environment to walk and hike in nature. Phoenix is HOT this time of year...obviously. Sadly, the air quality is Poor now-a-days with OZONE (which is Invisible but still Unhealthy), and has Smog like other big cities. I LOVE Arizona! It is a diverse state with cool people and very diverse environments from the Sonoran Desert-the only place where the Saguaro live (AZ and Mexico), and we have Snow and the Grand Canyon! Visit the state for sure! Go to the rural gems in Arizona.

andrea woolridge
andrea woolridge United States of America

I was in Phoenix for GCU’s graduate school commencement and...

May 31, 2024

I was in Phoenix for GCU’s graduate school commencement and I was blown away by how beautiful the city is. I found myself staring out the window during landing because I saw the most serene clear blue skies and orange hills/mountains. The city had this tint over it, not in a sense of pollution but, a tint that reminds you of a peaceful dream. Each person I came across, from the airport customer service representative to my Uber driver. Everyone was so nice and jovial. Phoenix is as beautiful as it is hot. If you’re visiting in the summertime, please pack your sunscreen, handheld fan, comfortable clothes and water. But, I definitely plan to come back to visit and stay for a longer time.

Anonymous United States of America

We never left the resort.

May 13, 2024

We never left the resort...and why would we! Everything we possibly could have wanted was right there. We had brought along cards and various board games, snacks and water to have in our room, Of course, the company (my children) was outstanding! This is a fantastic resort that has courteous and attentive employees. The grounds are immaculate, and the villas are extraordinary. My family had an absolutely amazing time. Staying in a spotless, impeccably decorated, large villa, with enough space to play games, cook, or watch a movie (all while another person took a nap) made for the perfect little vacation. We loved the water slides and lazy river. My highest recommendation goes to the Arizona Grand Resort and Water Park!


I wanted to be near Mermaid Maid stadium - it was great,...

April 18, 2024

I wanted to be near Mermaid Maid stadium - it was great, less than 10 minutes walk from hotel. Reception staff were helpful and friendly BUT my Hilton points did not get credited - strange. Will log missing points with Hilton. I was on a tight schedule for my flight and restaurant staff WAS very good and acknowledged that and took my order when it opens from 3pm -- THANK YOU !!!!!

Ariane United Kingdom

We were entertaining grandkids so looked for activities that...

March 26, 2024

We were entertaining grandkids so looked for activities that they would enjoy. The Arizona Boardwalk was an excellent choice. There were a lot of activities if a little expensive. The Organ Stop in Mesa was a major hit with our kids. A bicycle ride along a desert trail yielded some spotted wildlife. The kids enjoyed seeing a roadrunner and a rattle snake especially. Traffic is horrible but I was expecting worse. The water park was also a big hit. It is connected to the Hilton resort.

Rodger United States of America

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