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Mighty Phoenix, the capital of Arizona is a choice place to spend your holidays. Trip planning starts with cheap flights to Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport (PHX) where US Airways and Southwest Airlines have hubs. Alternatively you an also fly in with cheap flights to Phoenix-Mesa Gateway Airport (AZA).
Phoenix is in a desert so you can expect long, hot summers with mild yet very pleasant winters. It's best to avoid the monsoon rains which fall between July and September. Book your flights to Phoenix at least 6 months in advance for the best fares.
Direct flights to Phoenix take 10 hours 30 minutes from London.
Phoenix is a huge city, the sixth largest in the United States so you can imagine there is plenty to do in the city and around it. Each district has its own sights and attractions to discover while on holidays in Phoenix but these are the essentials.
Desert Botanical Garden: Phoenix is smack-dab in the middle of the Sonoran Desert and is home to some fascinating, and prickly, plants. These gardens are beautiful and show the variety of plants and animals found in the desert.
Friday Artwalk: For a taste of what's happening now in the Phoenix art scene, plan your trip to Phoenix to coincide with the first Friday of the month. Hundreds of local art galleries, shops and venues open up their doors to the public. See exhibitions, try new food and meet and mingle with the artists.
Arizona Diamondbacks: Professional sports are a big deal in the US and in Arizona, baseball is the sport. If you fancy catching a game at the incredible Phoenix ballpark, there are $10 tickets available 2 hours before the game from the box office.
Find more information on Visit Phoenix.
Phoenix is a huge city so it wont' be difficult to find a hotel that suits your budget. It's best to stay in the area of the city that you most want to explore. Ideally you should have a Phoenix car hire to get around so make sure your room comes with complimentary car parking.