The Valley of the Sun — incorporating Phoenix, Scottsdale, Tempe, and the surrounding suburbs — is so named due to 320+ days of sunshine a year, making every day picture perfect. Most travelers take advantage of flights to Phoenix during the winter and spring when the days are warm and ideal for outdoor pursuits, while the nights are perfect for sitting outdoors and enjoying a cocktail around a fire pit. The summer season, while warm, is also value season with resorts offering attractive rates in addition to lazy days by the pool, afternoon spa treatments, and exquisite alfresco dinners.
Why Go to Phoenix
Although many travel to the Phoenix area to visit family and friends, a Phoenix vacation offers a vast horizon of activities and attractions, ranging from some of the best golf in the country to high-end shopping, world-class spas and renowned art museums, plus Old West culture and the stunning beauty of the Sonoran Desert — perfect for those who love the great outdoors.
Who Should Go
Exquisite resorts with fine dining, championship golf, and pampering spas are the perfect romantic getaway.
Hikes for all abilities — including one to view ancient petroglyphs, urban and mountain bike trails, or even a leisurely walk around the Desert Botanical Garden (home to more than 50,000 arid-landscape plants from around the world) are all perfect reasons to get outside and enjoy Phoenix’s desert beauty.
The Phoenix area is one of the most popular golf destinations in the U.S. with more than 200 golf courses.