Your Phoenix vacation
When a town is named the Valley of the Sun, you can count on swimming pools, spas (with top-notch skin care treatments), al fresco dining -- and desert heat. Phoenix also is home to major museums, world-class golf and upscale shopping.
Ride a hot-air balloon over the city, and hike through the Phoenix Mountain Preserve. Drive the Apache Trail, and work your desert mojo at Scottsdale's dance clubs, saloons and swanky wine bars.
But before you pack your sunglasses, let Orbitz give you the lay of the land with top to-dos for your Phoenix vacation.
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Phoenix Vacation Packages
Amenity-laden Scottsdale boutique hotel next to El Dorado ParkThe hotel 3 Palms is just two miles from downtown Scottsdale and is both convenient and opulent. Chic decor touches include padded headboards and handpicked modern art. There is a concierge and tour planning... More
Extended-stay and family suites at this north Scottsdale hotelThe Zona Hotel & Suites Scottsdale brings a seamless fusion of quality, style, comfort and value, suitable for discerning holidaymakers and corporate travelers in this part of Arizona. Apart from a ... More
Vegas-like excitement and frills in Phoenix without the crowds The Wild Horse Pass Hotel & Casino delivers Vegas-style casino and entertainment without the crowds in a convenient all-in-one complex. Game away in the 100,000-square-foot casino, enjoy world-class... More
Rate includes a $50 USD daily resort credit
Scottsdale resort ranked among the world’s best by Travel + Leisure The five-star InterContinental Montelucia Resort and Spa draws inspiration from Spain's Andalusia region to create an unforgettable Arizona experience. Situated at the foot of postcard-perfect Camelback... More
Style and convenience just steps away from Phoenix City Center Conveniently located near to the theaters and Convention Center, The Phoenix Place Hotel enables guests to mix business with pleasure. This family friendly hotel provides visitors with a range of modern... More
Walk across the street for shopping, dining and family funAcross from a popular Arizona shopping destination, Ramada Tempe at Arizona Mills Mall affords guests an easy walk to outlet shops, restaurants and family entertainment, from IMAX movies and an aquarium to a... More
Stay at this charming Scottsdale, Arizona hotel located near the Phoenix Zoo and downtown Scottsdale. Welcome to the BEST WESTERN PLUS Papago Inn & Resort, located in the heart of beautiful Scottsdale, Arizona. Each of the 58 well-appointed guest rooms at this Scottsdale... More
Please note that the property will host release pool parties Saturdays and Sundays May 11th - September 29th with live DJ and beverage specials. Resort guests receive free admission. Cabana Rental: 480-850-4350. Talking Stick Resort offers the luxuries of a resort while... More
Welcome to the A Victory Inn-North Phoenix, the hotel is near Reach 11 Sports Complex. This Phoenix, AZ hotel is close to US Airways Center, University of Phoenix Stadium, the Peoria Sports Complex, Victory Lane Sports Park and Phoenix First church. The Phoenix Sky Harbor... More
Two miles from the Phoenix airport to a good night's sleepFrequent fliers enjoy the quick two-mile trip from the Phoenix airport to the cheerful yellow exterior of La Quinta Inn Phoenix Sky Harbor Airport South. With budget prices on basic accommodations that include free... More
A little corner of paradise in the heart of Scottsdale FireSky Resort and Spa – a Kimpton Hotel provides a lush retreat in the heart of Scottsdale, Ariz. Upscale shopping is just minutes away at Fashion Square Scottsdale, and attractions such as the Phoenix Zoo and... More
All-suite hotel in Scottsdale with extraordinary amenitiesThe HYATT house Scottsdale Old Town is centrally located and within walking distance of Scottsdale’s nightlife, attractions and dining. A 24-hour on-site market and standard full kitchens make meal preparation... More
Carefree Resort & Conference Center's 234 nearly double-sized guest room accommodations envelope you in architectural elements that celebrate the Sonoran Desert and the tropical oasis of the Resort's lush setting. Choose from our brand new luxurious Carefree Suites or... More
Scottsdale hotel with kitchenettes and happy hourThe Hospitality Suite Resort in Scottsdale offers one- or two-room units with kitchenettes and thermostat-controlled HVAC. Courtyards, barbecue grills, three outdoor pools and hot tub are the perfect settings for private... More
Sharp, contemporary style on a budget near high-end Scottsdale shopping The Best Western Sundial delivers hip style and attentive service just a few minutes from high-end shopping at Scottsdale Fashion Square. Contemporary, boutique style combines with the amenities of a... More
Flights to Phoenix
|Chicago||Phoenix||Sun, Dec 15 - Mon, Dec 16||$138|
|Minneapolis||Phoenix||Sun, Dec 15 - Wed, Dec 25||$128|
|Denver||Phoenix||Tue, Jan 7 - Wed, Jan 8||$82|
|Milwaukee||Phoenix||Mon, Jan 13 - Wed, Jan 15||$248|
|Seattle||Phoenix||Wed, Feb 5 - Tue, Feb 11||$248|
|Detroit||Phoenix||Mon, Jan 27 - Tue, Feb 4||$202|
|New York||Phoenix||Mon, Feb 10 - Thu, Feb 20||$280|
|Boston||Phoenix||Tue, Jan 28 - Tue, Feb 4||$240|
|Philadelphia||Phoenix||Wed, Jan 29 - Wed, Feb 5||$266|
|San Francisco||Phoenix||Tue, Jan 14 - Sat, Jan 18||$254|
|Newark||Phoenix||Sun, Feb 9 - Thu, Feb 13||$298|
|Portland||Phoenix||Sat, Jan 4 - Tue, Jan 7||$218|
Desert Botanical Garden
Wander trails studded with desert plants and wildflowers, followed by a drink at the outdoor cafe. Visit at night for a thrilling flashlight tour (June to September).
Experience the outdoors
Ride horseback through the Sonoran Desert, or climb Camelback Mountain. Hit the trails of Phoenix Mountain Preserve for its hidden valleys and gorgeous city views.
Visit this Frank Lloyd Wright masterpiece, in the foothills of the McDowell Mountains, where light-filled rooms are patterned after rattlesnakes, chameleons and Gila monsters.
Scottsdale Fashion Square
This stylish precinct runs the gamut from luxury retailers (Burberry, Neiman Marcus), H&M and home goods (Williams-Sonoma, Crate and Barrel) to a food court and cinema.
Get inspired by the Native American art, and use your artistic skills at hands-on exhibits. Dine al fresco on Southwestern fare at the cafe.
Ride in a hot air balloon
Float over the city, and toast the saguaros with a bottle of champagne. Take flight at sunrise or sunset for rose-colored desert views.
Drive the Apache Trail
Nervous Nellies and backseat drivers beware: This scenic, desert-plant-rich drive is filled with canyon views, hair-pin turns and areas named after superstition and lost Dutchmen. But boy, is it worth it.
Go tubing down the Salt River
Defeat the desert heat with a few hours' float down the Salt River, tubing from Mesa through the Tonto National Forest.
Hit the links
Golf against a desert landscape at Troon North Golf Course. Having a swinging time and putt your stuff at Wa-Ko-Pa Golf Club, the McDowell Mountains and Four Peaks.
Go to the spa
Get pampered, massaged, detoxified and reinvigorated with desert botanicals such as Gila River red clay, blue agave, colla cactus buds and more.