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Phoenix & Scottsdale Travel Information

Phoenix & Scottsdale Vacations & Travel Tips

When to Go

The best time to visit Phoenix and Scottsdale is during the spring, when desert flowers blooms and the daytime temperature usually remains under 79 F. Mild days and cool nights make winter another great time to escape the summer heat.

Region: Arizona

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Featured Phoenix & Scottsdale Hotel

Boulders Resort & Spa, Curio Collection by Hilton

Boulders Resort & Spa, Curio Collection by Hilton

  • AAA Four Diamond Hotel
Our 5-Star classification designates those select properties that provide exquisite service and amenities. The discriminating traveler will find the accommodations, ambiance, dining, and staff assistance of the highest caliber. These properties offer the utmost in luxury and will provide an outstanding experience.
Scottsdale, Arizona

Built as one of Phoenix's first resorts in 1929 at the foot of the Phoenix Mountain Preserve, this upscale resort has hosted heads of state and celebrities. Guest rooms, suites, and 1- to 3-bedroom Haciendas combine classic elegance with modern sanctuary.

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Fast Facts

People from Phoenix are called Phonecians and residents of Scottsdale are known as Scottsdalians. In 1939, locals hoping to save the desert founded the Desert Botanical Garden, presently home to 140 acres and 21,000 plants, in Phoenix. The Saguaro Cactus Blossom, a white flower that blooms atop the saguaro cactus only once a year, is Arizona’s state flower.