Come to Phoenix, Arizona, a city rich with art and culture, resorts, shopping, nightlife, attractions, and events, all surrounded by beautiful desert scenery. Phoenix’s perpetual sunshine might tempt you to find a secluded resort and spend all your days sipping margaritas next to the swimming pool. Don’t give in! Exploring our city and finding things to do in Phoenix’s desert horizons will broaden yours.
Phoenix makes meetings memorable. Hotels and resorts bask in near-perpetual sunshine. Jaw-dropping sunsets paint the desert sky on a nightly basis. And the Phoenix Convention Center sits in the middle of a walkable downtown filled with independent restaurants, craft brewpubs, and live-music venues.
Inspired by the red-rock walls and turquoise waters of the Grand Canyon, the Phoenix Convention Center is one of the most beautiful and sophisticated convention centers in the United States. Its interconnected campus includes three ballrooms, 99 meeting/breakout rooms, a 2,300-seat performance hall, and an Executive Conference Center. The award-winning catering staff at the Phoenix Convention Center can feed 360 people every eight minutes, and its bright and airy food court features five themed eateries.
When the business day ends, the fun begins in downtown Phoenix. This is where you’ll find sports arenas, live music, rooftop lounges, museums, theaters, art galleries, and more than 100 restaurants. Downtown is also home to the Phoenix Convention Center and Arizona State University’s downtown campus. And it’s all served by one of the newest light rail systems in the nation. CityScape, a two-block concentration of restaurants, bars, and fashion retailers, is home to an urban-chic bowling alley, a dance club and arcade, a live-music venue with 60 beers on tap, and a comedy theater and supper club with rentable meeting space. Pro sports are almost always afoot at Talking Stick Resort Arena (formerly known as US Airways Center and home of the Phoenix Suns and Phoenix Mercury) or Chase Field (home of the Arizona Diamondbacks), and Roosevelt Row is the place to go for coffee shops, art-house movies, and First Friday Art Walks.
Somewhere between a saguaro selfie and a poolside cabana are friendly dive bars to explore, great music to discover and street art to stumble upon—all wrapped in a stunning desert backdrop. So come and let Phoenix surprise you.
Mother Nature smiles on some cities more than others. Phoenix, obviously, is blessed in the sunshine department.
While autumn descends across most of the country in September, sunny summer days linger in Phoenix. Come October, the days are warm, pleasant, and perfect for outdoor fun while cool nights lend themselves to dining al fresco.
Phoenix skies stay blue throughout winter with high temperatures in the 60s and 70s. Desert nights and mornings can get chilly, but the temperature rarely drops below freezing.
Phoenix’s springtime weather is consistently perfect with blooming cacti and wildflowers brightening our desert. Daytime temperatures loll around 80 degrees while evenings are comfortably cool.
Hey, it’s hot. The old axiom is that “it’s a dry heat,” and there’s truth to that. The Sonoran Desert’s super-low humidity means 90-degree temperatures (32 degrees C) feel quite nice, and the arid climate causes perspiration to evaporate quickly, keeping you cooler and drier.