Phoenix offers all the features of a modern city. Rich in art and culture with bustling malls and vibrant nightlife, set against a beautiful desert backdrop, Phoenix attracts both tourists and travelers alike.
If you are traveling to Phoenix, there are four things that you should always consider when planning your dream trip.
Planning and spending on transport can be daunting, but it shouldn’t be. Flight comparison websites are invaluable to find the cheapest travel options. Conveniently, Phoenix has two airports: Phoenix Sky Harbour, closest to the city, and Phoenix-Mesa Gateway.
Once you’ve decided on when and how to travel, you should check if you need a Visa on arrival. For international travelers, the Visa Waiver Programme ensures that many can visit here for 90 days or less visa free!
Where to Lay Your Head
A lot of factors can determine where you want to stay. Budget, proximity to attractions, good food and nightlife, even the closest public transportation stop can all contribute. Take your time deciding. Research hotels in the city and compare all those on offer to find the one that meets your needs.
If you are an outdoor enthusiast, then Camelback Road between 24th and 44th streets is the place to stay. Within close proximity to Camelback Mountain, hiking and biking trails are plentiful. For the more culturally focused traveler? Buckeye Road downtown Phoenix hotels are right in the center of the city’s history with efficient transit links to main attractions like the Phoenix Art Museum.
Your List of Adventures
Getting lost and exploring a city often leads to new experiences and discovering local places to eat or lesser known attractions. While exciting, if you want to save money on activities it is always worth a research beforehand as many offer online discounts when booking.
Mountains are abundant in the Sonoran Desert around Phoenix where hiking and trekking are prevalent. Within the city itself there is plenty of nature via the Desert Botanical Garden and Phoenix Zoo, both found in the beautiful Papago Park. If you’re finding the Arizona sun a little too hot, there are many museums, the Big Surf Waterpark or even the Salt River walkway that provides some much-needed cool and shade.
Although tedious, planning how to travel around when you get to your destination can really save you money. Luckily, Phoenix has an effective transit system complete with buses and light rail that provides for the city and much of its surroundings. What’s even easier is that the Valley Metro website has a handy trip planner section to help you get around confidently on the go!
With these four factors considered, you are ready to set off on your trip. Planning can really help make the most of your time while leaving room for spontaneity too!