Things to Do in Phoenix
Offering a sense of renewal in downtown Phoenix, The Westin Phoenix Downtown is just minutes from the Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport and within walking distance of the new Phoenix Convention Center, Chase Field, Talking Stick Resort Arena (formerly US Airways Center) and so many other great things to do in Phoenix.
During your stay, plan a visit to some of the many cultural attractions you'll find close by, such as the Phoenix Museum of Art, Arizona Science Center, Children's Museum, Herberger Theater, Phoenix Symphony Hall, Arizona State University Downtown Campus, and the Heard Museum.
With over 300 days of sunshine each year, Phoenix provides the perfect opportunity to get out and explore our unique desert oasis. The valley offers an array of beautiful hiking trails and golf courses to give you the true southwest experience. If you're looking to soak in even more of the feel of the local area, plan a visit to the renowned Phoenix Desert Botanical Garden and enjoy desert flora and fauna interspersed with Chihuly glass sculptures. Whatever your pleasure, Phoenix offers year-round clear skies where the stars are brighter and the sunsets are breathtaking.
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Things to do in Phoenix by Month
Arizona Coyotes Hockey: Catch a hockey game at the Gila River Arena in Glendale, Arizona during your January visit.
Fiesta Bowl: Are you a fan of college football? The Fiesta Bowl usually takes place in late December or early January at The University of Phoenix Stadium in Glendale.
Waste Management Phoenix Open: A premier professional golf tournament takes place in early February each year in Scottsdale.
Spring Training: With over 11 ballparks in the valley, baseball fans around the country flock to Arizona each March to enjoy Spring Training.
McDowell Mountain Music Festival: This three day music festival takes place in March each year and features a variety of musicians and bands.
Baseball: Catch an Arizona Diamondbacks baseball game during your stay downtown, as the season opens in April.
Camelback Mountain Recreation Area: While the weather is still cool, be sure to explore and hike Camelback Mountain. Don't forget to bring water!
Peach Festival: Enjoy a pancake breakfast, cooking demos from celebrity chefs, food tasting, and, of course, peach picking at this family owned farm in Queen Creek, Arizona.
Spring Arizona Restaurant Week: Discover your inner foodie during Arizona Restaurant Week, during which over 150 Valley restaurants offer three-course meals for $30 to $40 a person.
Prescott Frontier Days: Once the capital of the Arizona Territory, this northern Arizona city celebrates its rich heritage each year with outdoor concerts, food, and much more.
Fabulous Phoenix Fourth: Celebrate the birth of our nation at Steele Indian School Park with food, fireworks, and more.
Summer Spectacular ArtWalk: Stay cool this summer at the Scottsdale ArtWalk. Enjoy cold iced tea, ice sculptures, and great art as you visit Scottsdale's many art galleries.
World's Oldest Continuous Rodeo: Since 1884, the people of Payson, AZ have been gathering for an event that's widely regarded as the best small rodeo in the country. Watch bull riders and steer wrestlers do their thing at this annual event.
CALA Festival: Celebracion Artistica De Las Americas is a bi-annual festival celebrating the contributions of Arizona's Hispanic population to the state's rich arts & culture scene.
AZ State Fair: Rides, carnival games, concession stands, and much more await visitors to the Arizona State Fair. Whether you're after a spin on the Ferris wheel or cotton candy, you'll find something to love at the fair.
Rainbow Festival: Celebrate Arizona's LGBT community with live music and events at Heritage Square Park.
NASCAR Sprint Cup Kobalt Tools 500: Watch the legends of the speedway duke it out on a newly configured track at Phoenix International Raceway.
ZooLights: When the animals at the Phoenix Zoo go to sleep, the zoo turns into one of the largest holiday light displays in the Southwest, with over 3.5 million lights.
Polar Express Train: Celebrate the magic of Christmas and treat your kids - and the kids at heart - to a trip straight to the North Pole. Departing from Williams, AZ, the Polar Express arrives at Santa's Workshop, where St. Nick himself hands every child on the train a wrapped present.
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