Phoenix is more than desert and blue skies. Phoenix has shopping, restaurants and events.

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in Phoenix

The Valley of the Sun is an appropriate nickname for Phoenix with its hot temperatures. It’s growing fast with people coming from all over to enjoy all it has to offer, while surrounding areas are attracting more and more attention from those in the know. In addition to a distinctly Southwestern arts and culture scene, it has the shopping, restaurants and events you’d expect from a truly evolved metropolis. Fortunately, Hyatt knows where to go and the sites to see to make your Phoenix area trip perfect.

Events in Phoenix

World Championship Hoop Dance Contest

February

2301 North Central Avenue

Phoenix, AZ

+1 602 255 8848

A two-day event featuring the best American Indian hoop dancers from the U.S. and Canada, you'll revel in the pageantry and marvel at the athleticism.

The Tempe Beer Festival

March

Tempe Beach Park, 54 West Rio Salado

Tempe, AZ

With more than 200 microbeers to sample, we can't recommend that you try them all. But we can recommend that you enjoy the music and the sunshine.

Phoenix Film Festival

March

7000 East Mayo Boulevard

Phoenix, AZ

+1 602 955 6444

The emphasis is on cutting-edge works by filmmakers who have a fresh voice. The festival even provides a chance for you to hear those voices up close and personal when you mingle with actors, directors and writers.

Glendale Jazz and Blues Festival

April

58th Avenue and Gelndale Avenue

Glendale, AZ

+1 623 930 2299

At the longest running annual festival in Glendale, people come to listen to premiere blues and jazz musicians, as well as participate in interactive art.

Las Noches De Las Luminarias

December

Desert Botanical Garden, 1201 North Galvin Parkway

Phoenix, AZ

+1 480 941 1225

More than 8,000 candles light the pathways to the Desert Botanical Garden as carolers sing and you sip cider, proving that snow doesn't have to be a part of Christmas.

Essentials

With more than 110 days per year with the temperature reaching above 100 degrees, Phoenix isn’t a city for the sun shy. Still, the city appeals to people from all over, as it was named one of the fastest growing cities in the United States with a population increase of 2.1 percent.

As a city, Phoenix is divided into  urban villages, providing great destinations for shopping and entertainment. Because there are so many things to do in Phoenix,  across a  2,000-square-mile area, renting a car to get around is your best bet. And did we mention you’re in the desert? Drink plenty of water.

Phoenix is a mix of the Southwestern culture and urban sophistication. The Southwestern vibe in Phoenix creates a relaxed attitude that welcomes people from all places. The urban sophistication provides ample shopping, fashion, arts, hotels and restaurants. But when all is said and done, Phoenix is a unique city that provides an enriching experience. It doesn’t matter how long you’re in the desert, Hyatt will be your oasis.

Resources

AZCentral.com
AZCentral.com has all the information about Phoenix happenings and trends, as well as the most recent news.

Phoenix New Times
An alternative news source, the Phoenix New Times tells you the things about Phoenix no one else will.

Metromix-Phoenix
For the hottest places to go in the hottest city in the United States, Metromix has you covered.

Greater Phoenix Convention and Visitor’s Bureau
It’s their job to tell you about Phoenix and they enjoy what they do.

Yelp.com-Phoenix
Locals congregate online and share details about the places they’ve gone. Get in the inside scoop on Yelp.com.

Getting Around Phoenix

Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport (PHX)
One of the 10 busiest airports in the nation can be found about four miles outside of Phoenix.

Rental Cars
Phoenix is spread-out so if you need to get around Phoenix, renting a car is the best way to go.

Taxis
From Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport (PHX), a taxi costs $5 for the first mile and $2 for each additional mile. From the airport, a taxi to Phoenix costs about $35.

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