For a Phoenix experience you’ll never forget, head to the city during winter to attend the annual Arizona Renaissance Festival. Taking place in 2015 on weekends from February 7 through March 29 — as well as Presidents’ Day — the event is held near Apache Junction (12601 East Highway 60, Gold Canyon). It is akin to Arizona-style Disneyland, complete with memorable characters, although often a bit weirder than Mickey and Minnie.
Spending the holidays in Phoenix? You’ll be happy to know there are tons of festive things to do, from snowy celebrations to caroling the country’s tallest tree to visiting the North Pole and beyond. To help you plan your itinerary, here is a guide to Phoenix holiday events.
For those wanting to immerse themselves in local heritage, there are many experiences to be had near Phoenix. From ancient ruins to interesting museums to scenic yet historic trails, there’s something for everyone. To help you plan your trip, here is a guide to historic attractions near Phoenix.
There are a number of worthwhile day trips to be had from Phoenix, one of which is the Sonoran Desert. Encompassing 280,000 square kilometers (110,000 square miles) in Arizona and California as well as Northwestern Mexico, it features a number of sub-regions within it. This vast space and array of landscapes and ecosystems — not to mention it’s the USA’s hottest desert — means you’ll find a lot of biodiversity here. Along with plants Saguaro cactus, brittlebush, desert marigold and prickly pair, there are an array of animals.
For those traveling with their family, Phoenix is a great destination choice. Home to fun water parks, soft adventure, children-focused museums and more, there’s something for everyone to enjoy. To help you plan your itinerary, here is a guide to Phoenix for families.
Arizona is renowned for its beautiful landscapes. One way to really immerse yourself in bright red rock scenery and unusual yet breathtaking scenery is through a 4×4 tour, as this can put you in the center of the terrain and can also add some adventure to the trip. To help you plan your trip, here are some top ways to explore Arizona by Jeep from Phoenix.
Getting up early – before the crack of dawn early – isn’t typically the way I like to start off trips to places I’ve never visited before. Sleeping in rightfully deserves a spot in every vacation itinerary. But Scottsdale was different. I was excited to get up and ready for my first hot air balloon ride. So much so, I was wide awake a good half-hour before the necessary 5:30 am wake-up call.
While Phoenix is undeniably hot in the summer, it’s a great to visit for those traveling on a budget. Not only if it off-season so you’ll find discounted hotels and excursions, but the city is loaded with free activities and events. To help you plan your itinerary, here is a guide to free summer events in Phoenix.
Quick – what’s the first thing that comes to mind when I say the word desert? Hot? Dry? Cacti? It doesn’t take long for a parched pattern to emerge. But travel is full of surprises, so why should Scottsdale be any different.
For those traveling to Phoenix, one thing not to miss is the beautiful views. Whether you’re looking to take in natural beauty from the air, water or land, you can do it in the city. To help you plan your itinerary, here is a guide on where to see the best views in Phoenix.