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.
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.
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.