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.
Passport Magazine | August 2021
Travelers heading to Phoenix will discover a world-class city filled with outstanding museums and galleries, some of the best resorts in the entire world, and award-winning restaurants to please even the most discerning palates. These exceptional culinary offerings include nine phenomenal LGBTQ establishments serving up delectable food and drinks in the Valley of the Sun. Join us as we explore the exciting dining scene in one of the most gay-friendly cities in the USA.
The Manual | August 11, 2021
We’ve searched far and wide to bring you some of the best cocktails recipes with ice cream (or vice versa) from some of the best in the mixing and churning business. These cocktails double as a nightcap and a dessert rolled into one. So without any further delay, here are the ten best ice cream cocktails for the ultimate summertime chill.
Thrillist | July 27, 2021
Staycation season is officially here in the Valley, and if you’re not fleeing the heat, the next best option is enjoying the luxury of a hotel bed, dining at some of the state’s best restaurants, opting for a luxe spa treatment and enjoying the cooling relief of a beautiful, resort-style pool.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.