Flights to Phoenix
Surrounded by colorful mountains and breathtaking landscapes, discover a haven of culture, dining and outdoor activities in Phoenix. One of the largest cities in the United States, over 1.5 million people call Phoenix home and it continues to grow. In the city itself, find a thriving culinary scene, upscale shopping, art and music — from live bands to the city’s unique museums like the Heard Museum of Native Cultures and Art.
Discover unique neighborhoods throughout the city, each with its own personality. Explore Scottsdale or Paradise Valley for upscale hotels, fine-dining and busy nightlife. Or wander the Tempe Mill Avenue District for weekend farmer’s markets and restaurants, just steps away from Arizona State University. If you’re looking to step outside to enjoy the sunny weather, find many parks and nature preserves nearby for outdoor Phoenix adventures.
With well over 400,000 flights that service more than 44 million people annually, Phoenix Sky Harbor International serves as the largest and busiest airport complex in Arizona. Flights arrive via one of PHX’s three terminals, linked by walkways and SkyTrain service. Use the SkyTrain to directly as Terminal 3, which serves Delta flights.
Got time to kill in the airport? Make the most of your visit and check out the array of shops and dining options, plus the Airport Museum. It features a rotation of diverse local art exhibitions in addition to the works in its ongoing collection.
Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport (PHX)
- Direct access to Interstate 10 (Papago Freeway), as well as Arizona Route 143 (Hohokam Expressway).
- Connect easily to the Valley Metro Rail service via the PHX SkyTrain
- Taxi and shuttle service direct to downtown Phoenix, with ongoing travel options available
- Centralized rental car facility
Between the buildings and neighborhoods, it’s easy to spot nearby mountains to explore. For nearby hiking, explore Camelback Mountain or Piestewa Peak. Topping out at 1,000 feet, they offer excellent hiking, rock climbing and views of the city. Close to Camelback, you’ll even find great restaurants, golf and some of the city’s best hotels. For longer hikes, considering renting a car. Drive a short 2-3 hours from Sky Harbor International to find some of the nation’s most-incredible wonders in Sedona, Flagstaff and at The Grand Canyon.
Home to the NFL’s Cardinals, NHL’s Coyotes, MLB’s Diamondbacks, NBA’s Suns, and WNBA’s Mercury, Phoenix offers a hotbed of major-league sports activity year-round — including the MLB’s spring training season in spring. For collegiate sports, catch a game at Arizona State University in Tempe, one of the largest public universities with campuses throughout the city. Cheer on the ASU Sun Devils in Phoenix for NCAA football, basketball, baseball, swimming & diving, ice hockey and more.
Phoenix offers a wide variety, combining local ingredients and global flavors. If you’re looking to explore a bit, try the Roosevelt Row Arts District — known as RoRo — for some of the city’s best coffee and unique eats. For upscale dining, nightlife and hotels, head to Scottsdale or Paradise Valley. Try the Hermosa Inn in Paradise Valley, a chic hotel with beloved restaurants. In Scottsdale, enjoy fine-dining at Monarch, well-crafted pizza at CRAFT 64 or visit modern speakeasy Second Story Liquor Bar.
If you’re looking for something to do as a group, The Heard Museum provides a personal, exceptional lens into American Indian art and history, with a focus on the tribes of the Southwest, and its collection is engaging for all ages. The Desert Botanical Garden also has something for everyone, and is regarded as an excellent introduction to the unique desert ecology of the region.
To explore past Phoenix proper, consider taking the quick drive to Tempe, home to Arizona State University and a true college town.
While warmer in the summer, Phoenix residents enjoy moderate temperatures in the 70s for most months — perfect weather for biking, golfing, swimming, hiking or enjoying the outdoors at one of Phoenix’s many resorts or parks. On average, Phoenix receives little rainfall year-round. Check the forecast but you’re probably safe to leave the rain gear at home. Pack layers to enjoy the sun during the day with a jacket or sweater in the evening, since nights in this dry region can feel quite cool.