There are many great reasons to visit Phoenix, Arizona—more than we could ever fit into one article. However, there are a few things that make this sun-soaked city a truly great option for your next getaway, whether you’re flying solo, or traveling as part of a group.
Without further ado, here are five great reasons to consider Phoenix for your first post-pandemic adventure!
Phoenix is surrounded by some of the most stupendous natural beauty you’ll find anywhere in the U.S. Visitors to the area can easily enjoy the jaw-dropping scenery of places like Papago Park and Camelback Mountain—on foot or from above in a hot air balloon—while iconic sites like the Grand Canyon are just an easy drive away.
Throw in Phoenix’s incredible sunrises and sunsets, and its amazing starscapes, and you can safely call the city an outdoor-lover’s dream.
You’ll find dozens of popular attractions in Phoenix, from water parks, to hiking trails, to museums. Yet the city is also home to a number of offbeat attractions that don’t typically feature in guidebooks—from a “Mystery Castle” to a permanent art installation from legendary Japanese artist Yayoi Kusama. Whatever your interests, you and your friends have no shortage of options.
Phoenix might not have the culinary reputation of cities like New York City, Las Vegas or Los Angeles, but make no mistake about it: it’s home to some truly incredibly dining and drinking options. Whether you’re after an expertly-prepared steak and some top-shelf bourbon, or a slice of pizza and a few cold beers, you’ll no difficulty satisfying your craving. Just be sure to look into the latest restrictions on indoor and outdoor dining before you head out.
Phoenix is, without any exaggeration, one of the cultural epicenters of Southwestern United States. From the street art of Roosevelt Row, to its ever-expanding schedule of live performances, to its prevalence of museums and art galleries, its a great choice for anybody with an appetite for arts and culture.
Shopping is a massive part of the travel experience for many people. Those people will not be disappointed in Phoenix. The city is home to some incredible shopping destinations such as CityScape and Biltmore Fashion Park. It’s also full of charming boutiques and artisan shops. So, whether you’re looking for a new wardrobe of designer threads or simply a few interesting souvenirs, you’re in luck!