Visiting Phoenix, Arizona — sun, savings, and sensational hotel deals
Surrounded by mountains and set in the middle of a scenic desert valley, Phoenix is a vacationer’s paradise filled with endless outdoor activities, cultural attractions, and an abundance of year-round sunshine. As the sixth largest city in the United States, Phoenix and its surrounding communities offer a variety of hotel deals.
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Phoenix offers a variety of hotel and resort options
Phoenix is well known as a winter destination for Northerners looking to escape the winter weather. In fact, Phoenix has become such a popular destination it now boasts one of the greatest concentration of resorts in the country. Many Phoenix hotels and resorts offer a full range of onsite activities and amenities, including golf, tennis, deluxe pool complexes, full-service spas, and much more. Ready to book your Phoenix, Arizona getaway? Then visit the AARP Travel Center to land the lowest discounts on hotels in Phoenix.
Hotel discounts in the Camelback Corridor, Scottsdale, Tempe, and more
Phoenix is a sprawling metropolis with an ever-changing variety of hotels and resorts spread across a huge valley. When referring to Phoenix, most travelers are really talking about the larger Phoenix metropolitan area, which includes a diverse range of communities, many of which are home to major Arizona hotels and resorts. While there are a number of lodging options in Phoenix, other popular communities, such as Scottsdale, Carefree, and Tempe, also present hot hotel deals and discounts.
When to visit Phoenix — hotel deals in every season
Phoenix is called the Valley of the Sun for a reason. This popular Arizona community offers year-round sunshine, pleasant winter temperatures, and hot, dry summer days. Because of the mild winter weather, November through January is the busiest time to visit. Many professional baseball teams also have spring training in February and April, which also boosts tourism, and in turn, raises hotel rates. If you can handle the heat, the summer offers the best hotel deals in Phoenix. Otherwise, try booking an affordable hotel in the shoulder season months of early spring and late summer. Many Phoenix hotels and resorts also offer discounted weekend, golf and tennis packages, too. For seniors looking for the lowest rates on their Phoenix vacations, don’t forget to book at the AARP Travel Center to ensure you receive your AARP travel discount.
Things to do
Travelers book their Phoenix flights and flock to this city because of the warm weather, year-round sunshine, and endless outdoor activities. Hike Camelback Mountains, play a round of golf at one of the many courses in greater Phoenix, spend an afternoon at the Phoenix Zoo. Vacationers also enjoy exploring the ruins at Cave Creek and visiting Frontier Town, an old-west entertainment district. Whatever attractions end up on your Phoenix to-do list, make sure to book reservations for you activities and tours through the AARP Travel Center to guarantee you land the best deals and discounts.
Phoenix cultural attractions — Heard Museum, Taliesin West and more
Phoenix is more than just a warm-weather paradise. It’s also a cultural destination, featuring a wealth of gardens, museums, architectural attractions, and more. The Desert Botanical Garden boasts the world’s finest collection of arid plants, while the internationally acclaimed Heard Museum houses an impressive collection of Native American Art. And the Phoenix Art Museum features 17,000 works of American, Asian, European, Latin American, Western American, modern and contemporary art. Architecture aficionados always enjoy Taliesin West in Scottsdale, the winter home of Frank Lloyd Wright, which offers daily tours.
Exploring downtown— Chase Field, Herberger Theatre, Children’s Museum
Looking for a downtown bustling with activities? Then a visit to downtown Phoenix is a must. Sports fans, cheer on the Arizona Diamondbacks at Chase Field, while theater lovers head over to the Herberger Theatre to experience a Broadway-style show. Kids of all ages will love the Children’s Museum of Phoenix and the hands-on exhibits at the Arizona Science Center, which is a great activity for grandparents visiting with their grandchildren. And if you’re searching for a hotel in downtown Phoenix, visit the AARP Travel Center for exclusive specials.
Phoenix shopping and dining
The Phoenix area flaunts a number of shopping and entertainment districts to fill your days and nights. For some serious shopping, visit the area’s top malls, including Scottsdale Square or Kierland Commons, or explore the antiques and specialty stores in downtown Glendale. When your feet get tired and your stomach starts growling, head to Scottsdale, which offers a large variety of dining options on Scottsdale Road and Biltmore Corridor. Plus, many Phoenix resorts offer tempting dining options too.
Phoenix vacation packages — book together and save
Ready to save even more on your Phoenix vacation? Then bundle your Phoenix car rentals, airfare, hotel, and activities all together. By booking it all through the AARP Travel Center, you’ll pick up the best travel deals on your Phoenix retreat.