Phoenix in the News

Phoenix is constantly highlighted in newspaper, magazine, and blog articles, as well as some of the people who help make our city so great.  Check out some articles below that highlight Phoenix as a destination, and some of our must-see experiences and attractions. 



6 Fantastic Day Trips From Mesa, Arizona

Travel Awaits | June 15, 2021

Mesa is the third-largest city in Arizona. It is nestled close to Phoenix, Scottsdale, and charming small towns.These all combine to provide a plethora of options for day trips from Mesa. Whether it is a museum or outdoor activities, you will find plenty to do.

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Pride 2021: Your guide to parades, parties and virtual events around the world

Skyscanner | May 21, 2021

There are a lot of Pride events around North America, especially in the United States. We wish we could’ve included them all! The following is a sampling of Pride events, but not a comprehensive list. This year, Phoenix is celebrating its 40th anniversary of the annual Phoenix Pride Festival which will take place on November 6 and 7 at Steele Indian School Park.

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Destination: Arizona, Offering the Perfect Mix of Indoor and Outdoor Activities

Association Conventions and Facilities | May 20, 2021

Arizona’s wide spaces and an abundance of outdoor activities is a draw for leisure guests and conference attendees alike. Add the unique blend of distinctive cultures — Western, Native and Mexican as experienced through art, architecture, entertainment and cuisine — and each visitor will define their perfect Arizona experience.

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The 25 Best Resorts in the US

HGTV | May 11, 2021

HGTV has rounded up the 25 best resorts in the country from affordable (under $250 a night) to moderately priced ($250-399) to expensive ($400+) to luxury ($600+) to help in planning your next getaway.

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Socially distanced outing in the Phoenix area

Travel Weekly | May 1, 2021

The Phoenix area, including popular Scottsdale, is well known for its multitude of family-friendly attractions. And the region's excellent wintertime and springtime weather has proved to be a bonus in Covid times, when being outdoors is more important to many travelers.

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20 Best Art Hotels in America

HGTV | April 23, 2021

Here are 20 of the best art hotels that are so much more than a place to lay your head for the night including FOUND:RE Phoenix, an art-filled boutique hotel situated in downtown Phoenix's walkable Roosevelt Row Arts District.

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2021 LGBTQ Travel in Phoenix and Scottsdale, Arizona

Travel Pulse | March 14, 2021

Many LGBTQ travelers are looking for destinations that have more to offer than the traditional bars and restaurant scene. Phoenix—and neighboring Scottsdale—deliver in spades here, with lots of Covid-friendly outdoor activities to delight. Here are six great reasons to book your next trip to queer-friendly Phoenix.

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These Are the Best Chicken Wings in Your State

Eat This, Not That! | March 14, 2021

Pitmaster Phil Johnson opened Trapp Haus BBQ in Phoenix in 2018, and, a year later, his Jumbo Philly Crack Wings took the crown for the "Best Wings in Phoenix" as decided by the Phoenix New Times.

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Live: Kelly and Ryan Virtual Roadtrip to Phoenix

NBC | Feb. 25, 2021

“Valley of the Sun” Phoenix, Arizona is the next stop for Kelly and Ryan on “Live’s Virtual Road Trip.”

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18 Brand-New US Hotels to Add to Your 2021 Bucket List

Business Insider | Dec. 23, 2020

From a beach resort in Encinitas, California to a resplendent lakeside inn in North Carolina, these bucket list-worthy hotels at a range of price points have just opened their doors in the last few weeks, or will soon be welcoming guests in the new year.

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Incorporating Nature into Hotel Design

AAA Magazine | Dec. 6, 2020

Nature nurtures. The healing power of the outdoors—whether it’s a gold-soaked sunset, a hike in the woods, or the songs of birds—transports us away from our troubles. And in a year that has seemed so inside out, bringing the outside in has become more important, especially in hotels. 

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11 Amazing Outdoor Restaurants And Rooftop Bars In Phoenix, AZ

Travel Awaits | Dec. 15, 2020

Winter in Phoenix heralds warm and sunny days, ideal for dining outdoors or sipping a cocktail while enjoying the view from a rooftop bar.

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The 10 Best Places to Visit in Arizona

TripSavvy | Dec. 11, 2020

State 48, as it's known locally, is more than the tumbleweeds and cacti depicted in classic Western movies. The state has world-class spas, Native American arts and crafts, and UNESCO World Heritage sites.

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The First Boutique Hotel In Uptown Phoenix Has Arrived, And It’s Ideal For Social Distance Stays

Forbes | Nov. 29, 2020

Uptown Phoenix has long been a desirable family neighborhood in the country’s fifth largest city, but the arrival of the area’s first boutique hotel [ARRIVE Phoenix] with an already-popular swim club bar and a soon-to-open rooftop venue cements the neighborhood’s status as a rising destination for young professionals and creatives looking for local inspiration. 

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6 Incredible Places for U.S. Snowbirds This Winter

Travel Awaits | Nov. 26, 2020

If you’re looking for plenty of sunshine with winter temps that average 60 to 70 degrees plus a vibrant city setting for some of the best food and drinks in the U.S., consider wintering in Phoenix. Pack light and leave the winter coat at home for this visit.

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Escape the Cold at These 10 Sunny Arizona Resorts

Orbitz | Nov. 4, 2020

Resorts have always been an escape hatch from reality—it’s hard not to love room service, bath butlers and the siren call of a margarita whizzing in a blender. And if you’re looking for sheer weather predictability, Arizona wins the resort destination stakes—hello, endless sunshine!

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Try These Wellness-Friendly Phoenix Resorts For A Luxe Escape For Mind And Body

Forbes | Nov. 5, 2020

Phoenix is one of the most drive-friendly destinations from west-coast cities. It’s also known for view-filled hiking up Camelback Mountain, some of the country’s best spas and large resorts containing generously sized guestrooms.

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Every indulgence under the sun awaits in Phoenix

Travel Weekly | Oct. 30, 2020

The nation's fifth-largest city, Phoenix encompasses nearly 520 square miles in what is termed the Valley of the Sun, where nearly every Phoenician will remark upon the fact of 300 days of annual sunshine.

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How to Staycation in 6 American Cities

The New York Times | Oct. 29, 2020

City hotels and tourist organizations have made a full-court press to attract local and nearby leisure travelers with extra perks in Phoenix. Check out hiking attractions, dining, accommodations, and more. 

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We’re officially in love with Phoenix, here’s why!

Travelocity | Oct. 21, 2020

At some point during our weekend in Phoenix, Cupid shot an arrow through us and now we’re officially in love with the sprawling desert metropolis. America’s fifth largest city (sorry, Philly) offers a sunny escape for families, couples and singles alike. Here’s where to go and what to do.

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Visit Phoenix Pushes Local Economy Forward | August 25, 2020

Visit Phoenix brings hope to the local visitor industry through a record year of future bookings, despite the pandemic.

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Phoenix Convention Center Paves A New Path For Recovery With Partners Visit Phoenix | August 13, 2020

As the meetings industry continues to struggle amid the ripple effects of global pandemic Covid-19, the Phoenix Convention Center with partner Visit Phoenix paves a new path for recovery.

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5 Amazing Arizona Chefs And The Unique Ways They’re Using Mesquite

Travel Awaits | August 6, 2020

Here’s how amazing Arizona chefs and distillers are incorporating this diverse mesquite tree into their menus.

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