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Most flights to Phoenix land at Sky Harbor Intl. Airport (PHX), located east of downtown Phoenix. Sky Harbor is the ninth busiest airport in the United States and the 24th busiest airport in the world when ranked by passenger traffic. Airlines with a major presence at Sky Harbor include Ameriflight, Great Lakes Airlines, US Airways and Southwest Airlines. Some Phoenix flights land at Phoenix-Mesa Gateway Airport (AZA), which is located in the nearby city of Mesa. Formerly an air force base, Phoenix-Mesa now services the Phoenix metropolitan area. Only two airlines fly to Phoenix-Mesa: Allegiant Air and Spirit Airlines. Other airports in the area include Phoenix Deer Valley Airport, Glendale Municipal Airport, Falcon Field Airport and Phoenix Goodyear Airport.
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One great thing about Phoenix is that, no matter when you book your tickets to Phoenix, there is very low humidity. People love visiting Phoenix during the high season of December through March; it's wonderfully warm in Phoenix when most others place in the United States are undergoing a chilly winter, and several major sporting events take place during the spring and the winter. Low season is from June through September; if you are willing to brave the heat, you will find plenty of excellent deals on tickets, hotel rooms and golf courses. Many people enjoy visiting the Grand Canyon during the summer and stopping off in Phoenix afterwards. Shoulder season takes place from April through May and October through November.
Things to do in Phoenix
Head to the Pueblo Grande Museum and Archaeological Park in downtown Phoenix for the Annual Pueblo Grande Indian Market. Held each December, this event features Native American cuisine, art, jewelry, and performances. Marvel at the craftsmanship of different vendors on display and enjoy fun for the whole family. However, if you won’t be traveling in December, browse our site for more things to do in Phoenix right here on Expedia.com.
Green thumbs unite for the annual Arizona Home and Garden Show held each March in Phoenix. Taking place at the Phoenix Convention Center, this showcase is the perfect destination to get inspired to reinvent your backyard. From how-to tutorials to installations and plants to buy for your garden, Phoenix serves as the ideal backdrop to get creative. Just make sure to pack your gardening gloves!
Take a swing in Phoenix and attend one of the biggest golf tournaments in the world. Held annually at TPC Scottsdale in late January or early Feburary, the Phoenix Open takes place in January and attracts more spectators than any other golf event in the world. Come on out to the course and make a mental note to work on your drive, when you attend the fabulous Phoenix Open.
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