Phoenix Airport is 3 miles south east of downtown Phoenix. It’s Arizona's largest and busiest airport and the largest commercial airport in the south west.
Phoenix has grown since its founding in 1861 to become the largest city in Arizona as well as the state capital.
Sightseeing in Phoenix
Experience south western culture by visiting a variety of museums including the Heard Museum. There are several music venues with a strong country and rock music influence in the area too. Take a stroll through the Desert Botanical Gardens with more than 50,000 desert plants from around the world.
Visit Phoenix Zoo, the largest non-profit zoo in the USA. Home to five unique trails exhibiting over 1,300 animals, there’s cycle and boat hire available too.
There are also a number of golf courses in and around the city coupled with numerous trails and footpaths for hiking and cycling.
For sports fans, Phoenix is home to a number of teams. The Arizona Cardinals for American football, the Diamondbacks for baseball, the Phoenix Suns for basketball, and Coyotes for ice hockey so why not go watch a game and try some popular cuisine such as a chilli dog or burrito?
Day Trips From Phoenix
North Scottsdale is a city adjacent to Phoenix. It’s home to many high-end corporate retail outlets as well as independent boutiques and the massive Scottsdale Fashion Square, the largest shopping mall in Arizona.
Visit nearby Pinnacle Peak, a granite summit of 600 feet and the nearby McDowell Mountain Range; mountaineers and hikers will be in their element. For train enthusiasts the McCormick-Stillman Railroad Park, a 40-acre railroad park, is a must-see.
Tucson is easily reached by hire car. It has a number of shopping malls, bars and restaurants. Spend some time at the Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum which combines the attractions of a zoo, museum, and botanical gardens into one. Head to the Carnival of Illusion or the Pima Air & Space Museum, alternatively if you’re feeling lucky, why not visit the Casino Del Sol Resort, Spa and Conference Centre?