In Phoenix, there’s more than enough room for you to experience the very best spring has to offer. Here, our famous trails summit mighty mountains, our bucket-list worthy attractions will send you soaring over lush desert landscapes, our distinguished flavors take your taste buds to new heights and our luxury accommodations will elevate your expectations.
In the season ahead, Phoenix’s weather is consistently perfect. Daytime temperatures loll around 80 degrees — most ideal for exploring the Sonoran Desert in search of blooming cactuses and wildflowers and attending outdoor events that range from sports and street fairs to festivals and art events. Later on, evenings are comfortably cool, inviting you to explore a little longer or catch the sunset over an al fresco dinner.
As you plan your spring visit to Greater Phoenix, here’s a look at our top five musts for while you’re here.
1. Cactus League Spring Training
From the end of February through the end of March, Major League Baseball’s spring training brings hundreds of baseball games to Greater Phoenix. Get an early look at the Texas Rangers or cheer on the 14 other Cactus League teams at 10 local ballparks — and welcome the season, the sun and the scene this annual tradition brings with it. For baseball fans, it doesn’t get much better than sunny weather, affordable tickets and unparalleled proximity to the best players in the game. The 2022 spring training schedule is dependent on negotiations between Major League Baseball and the Players Association.
2. American Indian Cultural Events
Experience American Indian culture through the personal voices of tribal artists at the internationally acclaimed Heard Museum. Through a combination of American Indian storytelling, historical collections, and art from tribal communities around the region, the Heard offers an expansive perspective on Native cultures, especially those from the Southwest. As part of its mission, the museum also hosts such annual events as the Museum Guild Indian Fair and Market and the World Championship Hoop Dance Contest each spring.
3. Wildflower Blooms
Spring is wildflower season in Greater Phoenix. So, bring your hiking shoes and get ready for a beautiful display of color — best viewed from one of our top trails — throughout the season ahead. Find the best spots to see wildflowers in March and April, when the Sonoran Desert is in full bloom. And, by the way, golden hour never goes out of style in the desert. So time your hike accordingly and plan to soak up the striking colors of an iconic Phoenix sunrise or sunset.
4. First Friday Art Walk
Downtown Phoenix is home to a thriving arts scene. From small stages and galleries to boutiques and murals, there’s no shortage of creativity — especially on the First Friday of each month. This event showcases the vitality and diversity of the city’s urban arts community, which includes a multicultural range of artistic expression at more than 70 galleries and other art-related spaces as well as the surrounding bars and restaurants. Vendors, musicians, and artists of all varieties descend on the Roosevelt Row and Grand Avenue arts districts for an evening that will engage each of your senses.
5. Rest & Relaxation
Relax and recharge by tapping into Greater Phoenix’s wellness offerings. Whether you find your Zen at a luxurious spa, a poolside cabana, during a meditation or yoga session, while stargazing or somewhere out on the golf course, our 40 full-service resorts are ready to whisk you away for some especially tailored self-care during your stay.
For more on these itinerary ideas, as well as others, go to visitphoenix.com and start planning your spring getaway.