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Mighty Phoenix, the capital of Arizona is a choice place to spend a vacation. 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 nearby 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 4 months in advance for the best fares.
A flight to Phoenix from New York takes 5 hours.
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 but here are a few of 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 that can be found in the desert.
Friday Artwalk: For a taste of what's happening 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 for late-night viewings and special events. See new exhibitions, try new food and meet and mingle with the artists.
Arizona Diamondbacks: In Arizona, baseball is the sport to see. If you want to catch a game at the incredible Phoenix ballpark, there are $10 tickets available 2 hours before the game from the box office. But it’s first-come, first-serve so make sure you’re there early!
Visit Visit Phoenix for more info.
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, so you don’t waste too much time commuting around. A rental car really goes a long way in this place!