Phoenix, AZ

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Camelback Mountain showing landscape views and a sunset

Phoenix Travel Guide Video

In Arizona’s capital city, discover a lively downtown, many outstanding museums, fascinating Native American historical relics and stunning natural beauty.

Phoenix is a sunny oasis with an equally cheerful atmosphere. Explore Downtown Phoenix on foot to enjoy the warm weather and explore award-winning restaurants, lively nightlife and a charming historic district. Stop at Roosevelt Row to learn about the city’s burgeoning arts and music community.

Discover numerous cultural institutions in Phoenix. Browse through classic and modern art in the Phoenix Art Museum. Learn about the Southwest’s rich Native American history in the Heard Museum. See and play instruments from across the world at the Musical Instrument Museum and learn through interactive exhibits in the Arizona Science Center. The Hall of Flame Fire Museum covers 300 years of firefighting history.

See over 1,000 animals, including many endangered species, in the Phoenix Zoo. Follow themed trails taking you from Arizona, Africa and the tropics to family-friendly farms.

Wrigley Mansion sits atop La Colina Solana, which means small, sunny hill. It certainly lives up to its name. From the stately home enjoy views of Downtown Phoenix, Camelback Mountain and the wider Valley of the Sun.

Find Hole-in-the-Rock on a small sandstone hill in Papago Park. The unique geological phenomenon has been in the works for millions of years and offers stunning panoramic views of Phoenix.

Learn about the Valley of the Sun’s first indigenous residents at Pueblo Grande Museum and Archaeological Park. Discover the homes and tools of a Native American Indian tribe that dates back about 1,500 years.

The Desert Botanical Garden shows that even the driest deserts host a wealth of life. In the Sonoran Desert, pick out the iconic Camelback Mountain, which resembles a resting camel. The mountain’s “hump” offers some of the best views in the state.

Use Phoenix as your gateway to the Valley of the Sun and greater Arizona. Visit nearby Scottsdale, home to the Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art and Taliesin West, architect Frank Lloyd Wright’s desert masterpiece. Mesa, Flagstaff and Fountain Hills are also unique destinations worth visiting.

Where to stay in Phoenix

Downtown Phoenix which includes signage and night scenes

Downtown Phoenix

3.5/5(2,458 area reviews)

A true urban neighborhood, Downtown Phoenix boasts major sports venues like Chase Field and Footprint Center, as well as cultural attractions such as the Arizona Science Center and Phoenix Art Museum. Easily accessible via Valley Metro Light Rail, enjoy walkable streets, friendly cafes, and local businesses.

Downtown Phoenix
Old Town

Old Town

Old Town is known for its popular shops, and you can see some sights in the area like Scottsdale Waterfront and Western Spirit: Scottsdale's Museum of the West.

Old Town
Papago Park featuring desert views as well as a small group of people

Camelback East

4/5(1,116 area reviews)

Adjacent to Paradise Valley and Scottsdale, Camelback East Village boasts two main cores and sits between Piestewa Peak and Camelback Mountain. Explore the vibrant 24th Street and Camelback Road or 44th Street and Van Buren Street areas.

Camelback East
Downtown Scottsdale showing street scenes and a small town or village as well as a family

Downtown Scottsdale

If you're spending some time in Downtown Scottsdale, Western Spirit: Scottsdale's Museum of the West and Scottsdale Waterfront are top sights worth seeing.

Downtown Scottsdale
Millionaire's tacos with a view of the ceviche station. LOVED dinner at Deseo

Paradise Valley Village

While visiting Paradise Valley Village, you might make a stop by sights like Kierland Commons and Orange Tree Golf Course.

Paradise Valley Village
Sunset in the desert #nofilter

Central Scottsdale

4.5/5(275 area reviews)

While visiting Central Scottsdale, you might make a stop by sights like Starfire Golf Club at Scottsdale Country Club and Scottsdale Ranch Park.

Central Scottsdale
Arizona Grand Resort & Spa
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3.5 out of 5
7707 E McDowell Rd, Scottsdale, AZ
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Wyndham Phoenix Airport/Tempe
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3.5 out of 5
1600 S 52nd St, Tempe, AZ
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Metro PHX Apartments
3.5 out of 5