The modern city of Phoenix developed on the foundations of an ancient Native American pueblo, growing as western farmers revived the original irrigation system to create an agricultural outpost where only the hardiest survived.
Today, nearly perfect year-round weather and several impeccably designed championship courses have made Phoenix one of the world's top golf destinations.
But there's more to this mild-mannered metropolis than pristine greens and tee times. The greater Phoenix area, including the affluent region of Scottsdale, offers an array of impressive cultural attractions such as the internationally renowned Heard Museum, which gives an in-depth look at Native American history, the fascinating Desert Botanical Garden and the Phoenix Art Museum. Theater-going is also popular with top class ballet at the ornate Orpheum Theatre and Broadway shows at the state-of-the-art Dodge Theatre.
Suggested itinerary featuring Phoenix
This sample itinerary will give you an idea of what is possible when you travel in Phoenix, and showcases routes we know work particularly well. Treat this as inspiration, because your trip will be created uniquely by one of our specialists.
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Places near Phoenix
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- Sedona 101 miles away
- Tucson 108 miles away
- Flagstaff 124 miles away
- Winslow 135 miles away
- Grand Canyon National Park 176 miles away
- Page 243 miles away
- Kayenta, Monument Valley 250 miles away
- Las Vegas 257 miles away
- Palm Springs 258 miles away
- Zion National Park 266 miles away
- Monument Valley Navajo Tribal Park 271 miles away
- Bryce Canyon National Park 288 miles away
- San Diego 299 miles away