Phoenix Travel Guide
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- 98%Family Travelers
- 83%Outdoor Enthusiasts
- 83%Nightlife Lovers
- 65%Adventure Travelers
- 65%Green Travelers
- 52%Local Culture
Member Reviews (170)
- PhoenixJan 31, 2014
Finally got to visit this city of Phoenix, when all the other times we both would only be in the city because of the airport. Our friend took us to Phoenix to grab brunch before our trip back and pretty much drove us around Downtown Phoenix. It pretty much reminds me of Downtown Los Angeles. A few ghetto places and a few nice places. I thought there wouldn't be homeless people, but I guess I was wrong. There's always going to be at least 1% of them here and there.
There's a few one way streets, so be careful when you're driving. ALSO be careful with drivers, some may look like tourist and will not look at traffic while busy looking at something else.
Looked pretty cool. Try coming here at night time, the lit up loop will most likely amaze you like it would with me even when it wasn't even lit in colors :D I just can't wait to check it out the next time I visit!
- PhoenixMember ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsBudget Travelers+ 2Aug 19, 2013
Phoenix is like an urban city in the middle of the desert. There are a lot of people living here, so traffic exists on the streets and on the freeways. The downtown area seems to be undergoing a renewal with fairly new shopping centers, restaurants, businesses and areas of interest popping up. Expansion of the METRO light rail system is evident, with the newest part being the PHX Sky Train, connecting the Phoenix International Airport to the light rail system.
- PhoenixJun 25, 2013
This city is huge and a great place to visit and live. The Phoenix valley encompasses a lot of suburbs and the valley as a whole has a ton of stuff to do, see and explore. There's more restaurants and bars here than I know what to do with. This area is also perfect for golfers. If you're visiting for a vacation its best to avoid the summer. The weather is literally perfect in the fall and spring. The winter is fantastic too but it can get colder here than most people realize. So don't visit in the winter expecting to go swimming or walk around in shorts.
- PhoenixMember ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsBudget Travelers+ 12Jun 24, 2013
I like Phoenix. It's not my favorite city, but it has its redeeming qualities. It's a slow city. A city that loves its malls and movie theaters (b/c it's way too hot to hang out outdoors!).
I give it lots of stars for its beautiful sunsets. I honestly do think Arizona has some of the BEST sunsets in the world.
- PhoenixFeb 28, 2013
When I visited there didn't seem to be too much going on here. It was obviously hot, there were tumbleweeds, saw someones engine explode, and there was a good amount of traffic everywhere we went. It has some interesting architectural styles in the buildings but, outside of that I did not experience anything extremely memorable.
- PhoenixDec 29, 2012
Phoenix and the surrouding cities are wonderful to visit. Many, many things to do in and around the Phoenix area. It just knowing what you want to do and which season to do it in. There's hiking a plenty! Museums to keep you busy in the downtown area along with many good eateries. We have plenty of sports! Spring training all over the valley. Nascar, basketball, golf, football, and hockey for the sports lovers, plus horse racing. Do prefer shopping in malls, outlets, galleries, or mom/pop shops? Yes, we have those, too! How about tubing down the Salt River or sliding down Slide Rock in Oak Creek Canyon? Or maybe a segway tour in Tempe? Yes, you may step over the boundary into a suburb.....so what. Nightlife in Scottsdale isn't too shabby and the casinos aren't bad either. Come to the Phoenix or THE VALLEY and have a good time!
- PhoenixMember ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsBusiness Travelers+ 1Oct 17, 2012
Phoenix is part college and part retirement community. It's a small city that's slowly expanding and engulfing the towns around it. The scenery outside of town is good, so you might be stuck using Phoenix as a base for other adventures.
- PhoenixMember ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsBudget Travelers+ 4Oct 11, 2012
This is the time that I like to visit my parents. The weather in Phoenix is great in the winter, and there's plenty to do. There are more tourist attractions open then than in the summer because of the heat. The festivals are in full bloom and the sports are great.
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