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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The Knights Inn Phoenix North hotel offers a convenient location north of downtown Phoenix off Interstate 17 near Highway 51, attractions, restaurants and golf. Find attractions like Chase Field, Maryvale Baseball Park, Castles N Coasters, Metrocenter Mall and Wet n Wild... More
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
For those 21 and over, Talking Stick Resort hosts the popular and crowd-pleasing Release Pool Parties at our main pool on Saturdays and Sundays from 11 am to 6 pm from April through September. If you prefer a quieter and family-friendly atmosphere, you can relax and... More
Studio 6 Mesa AZ is located off of US 60 and Country Club Drive. Visit Golf Land, Lonestar Racing and Casino AZ at Salt River, all within 5 miles. All of our smoke-free modern rooms include micro-fridge units. Wi-Fi is available for nominal fee. More
Located off Interstate 17 near Highway 51, Loop 101 and in the heart of the North Phoenix Business Corridor, the Travelodge Phoenix North hotel offers easy access to attractions like Castles N Coasters, Wet n Wild, Metrocenter Mall, as well as Brown Mackie College, Kaplan... More
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Family-friendly Phoenix hotel with a water park and golf courseThis Phoenix resort is a destination for families and business people. The Arizona Grand Resort is set at the base of a 17,000-acre mountain preserve and on an award-winning golf course. There is a seven-acre... More
Courtesy Airport Shuttle available 24 hours. Dataport phones with voice mail. Sky Harbor International Airport. Diamondbacks/ Bank One Ballpark. Suns/America West Arena. Cardinals/Sun Devils Stadium at ASU. Arizona Center. State Capital. Convention/Civic Plaza. Symphony... More
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Find your place in the sun at the Hawthorn Suites by Wyndham Tempe/Mesa/Phoenix area hotel, convenient to several major highways, Arizona State University and Cardinals Sun Devil Stadium. Pets are welcome at this hotel, which offers complimentary wireless Internet and... More
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Located less than 1 mile from Scottsdale Fashion Square and the heart of Old Town Scottsdale, this boutique Scottsdale hotel features an outdoor pool with relaxing poolside cabanas, hot tub, fitness center and business center. Free high-speed Wi-Fi is included throughout... More
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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.
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.
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.
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.