Experience the magic of the desert.
There's a reason they call it the “Valley of the Sun.” With a yearly average of 310 days of sunshine, Phoenix offers you plenty of time to enjoy invigorating outdoor activities.
Arts & culture
Visit the Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art. Learn about the fascinating heritage of Southwest native peoples at the Heard Museum. Tour Frank Lloyd Wright's winter home and school of architecture, Taliesin West. Visit Sedona, a four-seasons playground, or explore the world's finest collection of desert plants at the Desert Botanical Garden.
Visit the Phoenix Zoo, where you'll encounter approximately 1,200 animals. During baseball season, catch the Arizona Diamondbacks in action at Chase Field ballpark. For icy fun, visit the Alltel Ice Den, a state-of-the-art ice skating and entertainment facility. For rock climbing enthusiasts, head to AZ on the Rocks, Arizona's largest indoor climbing gym. For four-wheel fun, experience the thrill of indoor kart racing at the F1 Race Factory.
Challenge your game on Wildfire Golf Club’s two championship courses, one designed by Arnold Palmer and the other by Nick Faldo.
Hiking & tours
Hikers of all experience levels can enjoy Camelback Mountain’s stunning views of sheer red sandstone cliffs. For a different kind of adventure, try horseback riding at Cave Creek Trail Rides or enjoy a picnic at Phoenix Mountains Park and Recreation area. To see more of the area's amazing sights, consider a scenic Segway ride, an off-road Hummer tour or a Wild West Jeep Tour.
Shopping & dining
Stroll through Old Town Scottsdale with its rustic storefronts and wooden boardwalks, or explore Desert Ridge Marketplace, Arizona's premier shopping, dining and entertainment destination. Scottsdale Fashion Square is the largest shopping mall in Arizona and the Southwest, with 220 stores. Paradise Valley Mall in Phoenix and Arizona Mills in Tempe can also satisfy a zest for shopping.
- Tour Sedona's red rock country
- Be awed by the Grand Canyon
- Visit Frank Lloyd Wright's Taliesin West in Scottsdale
- Enjoy more than 100 galleries in Scottsdale
- Relax at the Revive Spa at the JW Marriott® Desert Ridge Resort & Spa
- Catch a spring-training game in Phoenix
- Dine at Roy's Hawaiian Fusion