Phoenix Hotels, Tours & Things to Do

Scottsdale, Arizona has been described as the perfect destination for those looking for sunshine and sophistication when vacationing out West. When looking for where to stay in Phoenix or Scottsdale, whether you're looking for a quiet, Sonoran Desert sanctuary; a romantic hideaway; a hip, downtown vacation, or a family-friendly adventure; these options and many more await you in the Scottsdale/Phoenix valley. Best of all, no matter where you stay, you will experience the warm Southwestern hospitality that Phoenix and Scottsdale are known for.

If you'd like some cowboy culture along with a dose of luxury, you’ll find just what you’re looking for at the many Dude Ranches throughout the Scottsdale area. Spend your day exploring open range land by horseback, while away the afternoon on the golf course or at the spa at your luxury Scottsdale resort.

Phoenix - For those of you looking for Phoenix hotels within walking distance of a up-and-coming urban scene, downtown Phoenix is your place. Many downtown Phoenix hotels and resorts have been remodeled to have all the best modern amenities wrapped up within the decor of the city's original mid-century architecture and style. Staying anywhere between Central, Midtown, to downtown Phoenix will give you access to lightrail, walking, or biking paths to all the best Phoenix restaurants, bars, night clubs, art museums and so much more.

If you're visiting family, on a business trip or coming for a sporting event in areas outside of downtown Phoenix, we've got you covered. Phoenix and Scottsdale spans over lot of area and knowing where to stay when visiting Phoenix is absolutely key to enjoying your time here.

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Scottsdale and Phoenix have no shortages in things to do. We recommend you not only check out the shops, golf courses, nightlife and luxury amenities that this area has become known for, but plan an outdoor adventure like a desert Jeep tour, Grand Canyon tours from Phoenix, helicopter tours in Sedona, the Phoenix Zoo or a day trip to the Desert Botanical Gardens. Scottsdale has you covered with options that run the gamut from world-class museums to one of the nation’s largest wilderness preserves. Entertain the whole family at a waterslide amusement park, the Arizona Science Center, or a professional sports game which can be appealing to all ages.

If you have a desire for a taste of the Old West, the state’s largest remake of an 1880s Western town is a short distance away and there are several ranches that offer horseback rides into the sunset. Scottsdale and Phoenix have a host of signature experiences and a diversity of tastes from organic architecture at Frank Lloyd Wright’s Taliesin West, Native American culture at the Heard Museum to the high-tech/high-touch Musical Instrument Museum. Arizona has so many unique experiences to offer - now it's all about finding the right one for you!

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Traveling to a new place with family, pets, or with specific preferences can make it difficult to plan trips in advance and even harder to go with the flow! This section is geared towards the little things that might make your trip a little more convenient, comfortable and enjoyable if you're traveling with special requirements in mind. Scottsdale and Phoenix are certainly welcoming to all and provides hospitality services second to none. But sometimes travelers prefer to vet these services to ensure the enjoyment and safety of themselves and family members before purchasing. We've done some of the research for you and have narrowed down the lodging and activities that's best fit for your family (furry ones included). From free breakfast at your hotel for the whole family to patios where your dog sit and enjoy the sun with you while you drink your morning coffee with your partner, this is our way of trying to make your search (and visit) a little easier and more enjoyable.

The Scottsdale-Phoenix area spans over quite a bit of area, 415,598.63 square miles to be precise. Planning what you want to experience and where it's located in relation to where you're staying is key managing expectations and enjoying your visit here. Our Visitor Information page has everything from airports, local transportation and weather to helpful "getting around town" tips.

There are some pretty unexpected things that visitors run into when visiting Scottsdale-Phoenix for the first time. One huge misconception is that all of Arizona is just hot for 3 months and less hot for the other nine. Arizona is very diverse in landscape, elevation, flora, and climate. Flagstaff, just 140 miles north of Phoenix and 5,500 ft higher in elevation is consistently 30 degrees cooler than Phoenix and is considered a mountain ski town. But in Scottsdale and Phoenix, the desert climate allows temperatures to differ between 25-35 degrees just throughout a single day. When visiting during the summer, be prepared for public buildings and places of business to be heavily air conditioned making the inside temperatures 30-40 degrees cooler than the outside temperature. Most locals carry thin to mid layers of clothing with them no matter what the temperature is outside. Sometimes that thin layer is used for protection from the sun and then used at night as an extra warm layer when the temperature goes down drastically in the evening. All in all, it's still very pleasant for most of the year.

For more helpful visitor information and tips on what to expect, check out our Visitor Information page coming soon!

Want to know where the locals hang out? We'll help you out with that! Locals always know where to find the best food, deals and entertainment in town. Our Local Favorites section consists of Top Lists and helpful tips that will help get you going in the right direction. In cities as big and spread out out as The Valley (Metro Phoenix), there's a lot to get lost in. There are many wonderful tours you should experience them if you have the opportunity, but that doens't mean you don't have fall into a "Tourist Trap"! We'll help you find the best ways to make use of your time in the Scottsdale and Phoenix areas.

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Scottsdale and Phoenix Hotels & Resorts

Holiday Inn Club Vacations Scottsdale Resort

Holiday Inn Club Vacations Scottsdale Resort

Close to TPC golf and best shopping, dining and nightlife in city. Four outdoor pools with hot tubs and kids water featu...

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Hyatt Regency Scottsdale Resort & Spa at Gainey Ranch

Hyatt Regency Scottsdale Resort & Spa at Gainey Ranch

Escape to the stunning desert retreat of the Hyatt Regency Scottsdale Resort & Spa at Gainey Ranch. Immerse yourself in ...

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Royal Palms Resort & Spa by Hyatt

Royal Palms Resort & Spa by Hyatt

Experience World-class Service at Royal Palms Resort & Spa-in the Unbound Collection by Hyatt In an ideal location betw...

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The Phoenician, a Luxury Collection Resort, Scottsdale

The Phoenician, a Luxury Collection Resort, Scottsdale

Set on 250-acres at the base of Camelback Mountain, this luxury Phoenix resort features 9 swimming pools, a golf course,...

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Gainey Suites Hotel

Gainey Suites Hotel

Discover why Gainey Suites Hotel is ranked a "Top 3" hotel in Scottsdale on TripAdvisor.com. Relax in luxury suites styl...

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The Camby, Autograph Collection

The Camby, Autograph Collection

Nestled in the midst of picturesque Camelback Corridor, Phoenix's premier commercial and financial district, The Camby, ...

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Things to Do in Scottsdale and Phoenix

Maverick Helicopter Tours

Maverick Helicopter Tours

Maverick Helicopters provides helicopter tours to the Grand Canyon. Maverick brings VIP and first-class service to the G...

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Grand Canyon Railway

Grand Canyon Railway

Visit the official website for Grand Canyon Railway. Book your reservation online for a train tour on one of five classe...

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Papillon Grand Canyon Helicopters

Papillon Grand Canyon Helicopters

World's Largest and Most Experienced Helicopter Sightseeing Company! Daily multilingual tours of Grand Canyon departing ...

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Sightseeing tours of Grand Canyon by helicopter or van

Sightseeing tours of Grand Canyon by helicopter or van

Grand Canyon day trips to Skywalk, South Rim or Sedona by air or van! We're your one-stop-shop for researching, planning...

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Out of Africa Wildlife Park

Out of Africa Wildlife Park

Come see Tiger Splash show at 1:15 every day. Watch Bengal tigers in natural play as they "hunt" their caretakers. Open ...

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The Phoenician, a Luxury Collection Resort, Scottsdale

The Phoenician, a Luxury Collection Resort, Scottsdale

Set on 250-acres at the base of Camelback Mountain, this luxury Phoenix resort features 9 swimming pools, a golf course,...

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