Phoenix basks in sunshine more than any other major metropolitan area in the U.S.—during 85 percent of its daylight hours. And the cliche that "it's a dry heat" rings true. Humidity levels are pleasantly low, even in summer.
The bottom line: Any time is a good time to visit the Sonoran Desert.
Visit the pages below to explore what to do each season, and for a full events calendar, click here.
Greater Phoenix enjoys blue skies and highs in the 60s and 70s during the winter months. Winter nights in the desert can get chilly, though the temperature rarely dips below freezing.
See the Desert Botanical Garden glow with more than 8,000 hand lit luminaria bags and thousands of white twinkle lights.
Experience "Noelle" on Disney Plus in real life by visiting the Phoenix locations in the movie, including the Desert Botanical Garden and downtown Phoenix.
These boutiques and stores offer locally-made shirts, gifts and other Phoenix-style goods you can’t find anywhere else.
Phoenix's weather is consistently perfect during springtime. Daytime temperatures loll around 80 degrees, while evenings are comfortably cool. Spring is when hikers hit the trails to see blooming cactuses and wildflowers, and baseball fans flock to stadiums across the metro area for Cactus League Spring Training.
When spring rolls around, these are the best spots to see the desert bloom with a rainbow of color.
Sunny skies, spring training baseball and a plethora of food festivals are just a few of the reasons to make Phoenix your springtime destination.
Whether you're new to the sport or an old pro, we've got trail recommendations for you.
Find out what to expect during this two-day festival in April, such as the Phoenix Pride Parade, concerts, and more celebrating our LGBTQ+ community.
The annual rite of spring returns with 15 Major League Baseball teams playing more than 200 games — all within a 45-minute drive of each other.
Here's a list of places in Greater Phoenix where you can experience the beauty of this season — just be sure to practice social distancing.
Summertime temps routinely reach triple digits in summer, but a 100-degree day in the desert actually feels much more pleasant than an 85-degree day in a locale with heavy humidity. The best thing about summer in Phoenix: It's value season. Prices at our famed resorts, hotels and golf courses plunge to the best rates of the year.
Phoenix has a number of lakes just a short drive away and they all provide something fun for both thrill-seekers and those seeking to relax.
Commune with glowing scorpions and night-blooming cactuses on a guided, after-dark hike.
Hike at dawn, float a river midday and pedal through the desert at night.
Autumn days in Phoenix are warm, sunny and exceedingly pleasant. It's a great time for recreational pursuits, off-season sunbathing and serious shopping. Nights can get cool, but patio dining and outdoor events are still comfortable.
The 2020 NASCAR Championship Weekend, Nov. 6-8, makes its debut at Phoenix Raceway. Watch as drivers put it all on the line, battling for the ultimate prize in…
The Stella Artois Polo Classic, presented by Ketel One, has collaborated with local officials, the City of Scottsdale and WestWorld of Scottsdale to offer you a…
Take a winding journey through red rocks or White Mountains on these scenic fall drives within a few hours of Phoenix.
Spring is in the air, and these farmers markets are the best place to find fresh fruits and veggies, as well as a wide variety of other locally made products.
Enjoy a day out with the family and kids at these best places for a picnic in Phoenix, and where to pick up food before you visit.
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