Phoenix Vacation Packages
Phoenix has a reputation for being the land of sunshine and picturesque cactus-clad landscapes. However, the “Valley of the Sun” is also home to green golf courses, swimming pools and resorts.
The source of all that greenery is water from the Salt River and its major tributary, the Verde River. These waterways were exploited by the Hohokam people for agriculture hundreds of years ago. They left behind an extensive network of canals that helped to give rise to modern Phoenix. Explore the ruins of an ancient Hohokam Village at the Pueblo Grande Museum and Archeological Park. You’ll see how this innovative Native American community channeled water without modern tools or animals.
Check out the gleaming modern architecture at the Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art, where the sun is ever-present as you walk through the building. Find an oasis of shade at the Mesa Arts Center, a visual and performing arts venue noted for the way its design complements the desert setting. At the Heard Museum, learn about the heritage of the country’s Southwest area through Native American arts and crafts.
With all of the pools, gardens and golf, it's easy to forget you’re in the Sonoran Desert. However, the heart of the desert is easy to access for those who love the great outdoors. Hike up Camelback Mountain, which is in the middle of the urban area. Here you can study the local geology, flora and fauna, and enjoy magnificent views of Phoenix, Scottsdale, Mesa and Tempe from the summit. Discover the surprising beauty and variety of desert plants at the Desert Botanical Garden
Families will enjoy a trip to the Phoenix Zoo, voted one of the nation's best for kids. The zoo runs special programs where kids can learn what it is like to be a zoo-keeper. Play instruments from all over the globe at the Musical Instrument Museum, or cool off in the country's first and oldest wave-pool at Big Surf.
For more details on interesting local attractions and activities, check out our things to do in Phoenix page.
Accommodation in Phoenix
The capital of Arizona features a broad range of excellent short and long stay options which cater to all tastes and budgets. There are 349 Phoenix accommodation listings with Expedia.
Appearing in Phoenix's highly sought-after high-end accommodation range are the Canyon Suites At Phoenician, 6000 E Camelback Rd, and the Sanctuary on Camelback Mountain Resort and Spa, 5700 E McDonald Drive. The Four Seasons Resort Scottsdale at Troon North and the Phoenician, a Luxury Collection Resort, Scottsdale are two more distinctive accommodation offerings that you may find worth checking out.
Phoenix is home to Tournament Players Club of Scottsdale, and another option is to stay nearby to this famous attraction. the Fairmont Scottsdale Princess is just 0.9199528870259872 away. Equally popular is the Westin Kierland Villas - All Villa Resort, just 2.9311407812469272 away.