From September through April, Phoenix enjoys mild weather and cultural events aplenty. Autumn is the choicest time to visit weather-wise, though the early months of spring have all the best festivals. Those hardy souls who brave a visit in summer can witness the mercury riding above 100°F (38°C) for weeks on end, commonly climbing well over 110°F (43°C) in midsummer. Summer is also monsoon season, when late afternoon thunderstorms blast the area and flash flooding becomes a concern for hikers.
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This acclaimed landmark resort, host to heads of state and celebrities, radiates refinement and splendor.
Phoenix's Sky Harbor International Airport (PHX) is by far the largest airport in the Southwest, served by many national and international flights. International travelers from Canada, Mexico and the UK have good air access to Phoenix.
Sky Harbor International Airport, 5km (3mi) southeast of downtown, is connected with downtown by two Valley Metro bus lines, shuttle services and taxis.
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