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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 to art tours. 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 four musts for while you’re here.

CIVANA Wellness Resort & Spa. Photo credit: Lisa Diederich Photography

1. Room To Rejuvenate 

You’ve perfected your self-care routine at home, and so have we. In step with new mind and body trends, our serene desertscapes, sparkling pools and enchanting spas are also evolving. Whether you’re seeking new wellness experiences, a much-needed recharge, Zen-filled pampering or just a luxe escape, look no further. 

In Greater Phoenix, there’s a stay for every style—from urban, art-focused boutique hotels to posh, full-service resorts that feel a world away from the city. And the ways to treat yourself are as vast at the as the as the sky during golden hour. Choose from mind and body trends that include new takes on yoga, hot springs, reflection gardens, acupuncture and, of course, spas.

To experience the Sonoran Desert in a whole new way, add a locally inspired spa treatment to your next Phoenix itinerary. Botanicals, minerals, and other elements from local sources—ranging from prickly pear red clay and cactus flower essential oil to a desert rain loofa and turquoise sage stone massage—await you.  

Sonoran Desert sunset.Photo credit: Visit Phoenix

2. Room To Wander 

Hike trails that meander on as far as the eye can see. Create your own pace amid wide-open landscapes where time seems to stand still. Recharge and rise with the sun in the Sonoran Desert.

Embracing the great outdoors is a way of life here, and our symbiosis with nature’s gifts touches every element of our lives. Of course, we recommend spending a day or two on the golf course and lounging in a poolside cabana. But head a little further in any direction and you’ll find yourself in one of the most vibrant and lush deserts in the world—and it’s just waiting to be explored.

Adventure is calling—both in the form of self-guided exploration at your own pace and leaving the details to an expert guide or outfitter. And whether you choose to immerse yourself in this unique region via hiking shoes, mountain bikes, or horseback; making a splash paddling our waterways; or taking flight in the basket of a hot air balloon, you’ll find endless options for your next itinerary here. 

Different Pointe of View.Photo credit: Pointe Hilton Tapatio Cliffs Resort

3. Room To Savor 

Everything tastes better al fresco. And in Greater Phoenix, Sonoran Desert ingredients meet Southwestern traditions, yielding authentic cuisine that celebrates both innovation and flavor—in the most unique settings. From urban farms to concepts from James Beard Award-winners, our blossoming culinary landscape awaits.

Patio dining isn’t a fresh take in the Greater Phoenix area, it’s an art form—and we’re constantly outdoing ourselves. So, whether you prefer the rural views from an 11th-floor steak house, a farm-to-table concept perched in a certified dark-sky region, a cocktail hour overlooking the downtown skyline, or bites and bubbles at sky-high pool, you’ll find it here.

Back down on the Sonoran Desert floor, uniquely local concepts range from menus rich in Native American culture and produce grown on-site to historic hideaways that celebrate Southwest flair and immersive dining within a botanical garden.  

Pemberton PHX. Photo credit: Visit Phoenix/Winona Grey

4. Room To Reconnect  

We’ve missed out on a lot of time together. Celebrations. Holidays. Events. Festivals. In Greater Phoenix, our year-round sunshine is the rain check you’ve been waiting to cash in. You and your loved ones are invited to pick up where you left off at our wide variety of signature events.

Sunny days set the stage for outdoor happenings of all varieties in the season ahead. Catch a concert or cultural festival, experience the fan fervor of our city at a sporting event, learn about Native American history through art and dance, engage your senses at our nationally recognized art walk, and so much more in Phoenix this spring. 


For more on these itinerary ideas, as well as others, go to VisitPhoenix.com/room and start planning your spring getaway.