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When to Go

The best time to visit Phoenix is during the spring, when the weather is cooler and the cacti bloom. Late fall is a very pleasant time to experience the dry heat of the Sonoran Desert. Even during the winter, temperatures can reach the delightful mid-60s F, although they can sometimes be in the high 40s F, as well.

Region: Phoenix & Scottsdale

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The Westin Kierland Resort & Spa

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Featured Phoenix Hotel

Sheraton Grand at Wild Horse Pass

Sheraton Grand at Wild Horse Pass

Our 4-Star classification designates those properties with well-appointed, deluxe accommodations, extensive amenities and comprehensive guest services. Expect attention to detail and a warm and hospitable staff ready to cater to your needs. These superb properties offer a truly refined getaway.
Phoenix, Arizona

The Sheraton Grand at Wild Horse Pass was designed to be an authentic representation of the Gila River Indian heritage and culture.

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Getting Around

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.

Fast Facts

The capital of Arizona, Phoenix, is also its most populated city, boasting more than 1.6 million citizens. There are also 22 Native American tribes, communities and nations located in Phoenix and across Arizona. Cambridge-educated pioneer Darrell Duppa noticed the ruins and prehistoric canals of the Hohokam tribe and believed another civilization would rise from those ashes.

The town’s name mirrors its mythological namesake, the Phoenix bird, who also rises from the ashes. Neither Phoenix, nor Arizona, observes daylight savings time. Maybe they have so much sunlight, they don’t need to change the clocks to compensate during spring and fall. Phoenix is actually 1,117 feet sea level. People from Phoenix are called Phonecians.

In 1939, on a mission to “Save the Desert”, locals created the Desert Botanical Garden, now home to 140 acres with 21,000 plants, one-third of which only grow here.

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