Planning a Trip to Pheonix
If the Wild West is your next travel destination, don’t miss the chance to visit some of the area’s historical attractions that tell the story of Native American tribes. You can also exploremodern art museums and hike your way around Camelback Mountain.

Try a hike around Camelback Mountain, nr Pheonix
Try a hike around Camelback Mountain, nr Pheonix

Phoenix offers something for all tastes, and you can spend your days golfing, sightseeing, or trekking through nature. Here are three things to consider when planning a trip to Phoenix.
1. Half-Day Excursions Around Camelback Mountain
You’ll need at least half a day to explore the sites around Camelback Mountain. This is one of the city’s most scenic hiking spots and offers breathtaking views of both Scottsdale and Phoenix. Plan the hike earlier in the day to avoid the late-afternoon heat wave. Stay at the Scottsdale Cottonwoods Resort & Suites near the hiking trails for the fitness center and outdoor pool. The Budget Lodge Downtown Phoenix serves a free continental breakfast and puts you within easy reach of Camelback Mountain and Patriots Square Park. If you like to stay in more luxurious accommodations, the Ritz Carlton in Phoenix is perfect for you. You can find more information about it on
2. Sightseeing Tours and Dining in Downtown Phoenix
If you want to learn more about the city’s rich history and cultural roots, consider booking a sightseeing tour with a local tour operator. Take the Phoenix & Scottsdale City Tour with Heard Museum to spend some time exploring the Heard Museum of Native American Culture and sites around the Phoenix and Scottsdale metro area. This tour takes you through the Sonoran Desert and around Scottsdale’s Old Town and 5th Avenue Shopping Areas.
If you want to take a self-guided tour instead, spend a few hours exploring downtown attractions such as the Phoenix Art Museum, the Arizona Jewish Historical Society & Museum, and the Blink Art Gallery.
Downtown Phoenix is home to several restaurants and bistros that have become popular local hangouts. Get your fill of chicken and waffles at LoLo’s Chicken and Waffles, grab some Neapolitan-style pizza at Pomo Pizzeria, and enjoy a unique experience at The Arrogant Butcher. Stay at the Drury Inn & Suites Happy Valley for budget-friendly accommodations and a complimentary breakfast. The Spring Hill Suites Phoenix Downtown offers apartment-like amenities in a contemporary setting and is within a short drive of Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport.
3. Kid-Friendly Attractions Around Phoenix
If you’re visiting Phoenix with kids, enjoy some fun and educational activities at kid-friendly attractions like the Phoenix Zoo or head to one of the city’s Wild West theme towns for an afternoon. Settle in for a meal at My Big Fat Greek Restaurant for the family friendly dining atmosphere and tasty specialties, including calzones and pizza. The Rawhide Western Town and Steakhouse is a Wild West-themed eatery that hosts live music and gunfights.
You’ll find a handful of family friendly hotels and resorts around the city, including the Arizona Grand Resort with amenities like an onsite pool and the Residence Inn Phoenix that offers budget-friendly accommodations with basic amenities.
Phoenix is a great place to visit if you’re interested in seeing a mix of the modern and historic on your next vacation. Take in all the history and the rich culture while exploring this beautiful city.