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.
Fordor's Travel | April 14, 2022
When someone mentions a trip to Arizona, no doubt the first image that comes to mind is the number one attraction: the Grand Canyon. The state offers so much more than this gigantic wonder, including 300 days of sunshine each year, the incomparable Sonoran Desert landscape (the most complex and hottest desert in North America), rich history and culture, and best-in-class modern-day amenities, including resorts and spas, golf courses, wineries, and museums. Here’s a sampling of some of Arizona’s top experiences.
Eater | March 31, 2022
Nothing tops outdoor dining in Phoenix surrounded by desert scenery, sunny blue skies, and awe-inspiring mountain views. Whether you’re in the mood for a casual glass of wine on comfortable patio, a night out and appetizers with friends playing lawn games or a high-end meal with dazzling desert sights, there’s something for everyone in this roundup of al fresco dining destinations.
Fatherly | March 25, 2022
Whether you’re craving an adventurous family getaway at a far-off locale or some rest and relaxation stateside, here are six spring break 2022 trips to consider.
U.S. News & World Report | Feb. 22, 2022
Arizona may best be known for its desert landscapes, golf courses, year-round activities, cities like Phoenix and Tucson – and, of course, the Grand Canyon – but there are also five major rivers and 128 lakes to explore. There are only two natural lakes in the state, so the rest of these Arizona bodies of water are artificial, or reservoirs, created by dams built on rivers or streams.
Forbes | Feb. 14, 2022
Phoenix is the perfect place to escape for rest and relaxation and is known for being an oasis for people seeking the healing properties of the Sonoran Desert. Phoenix has exceptional health and wellness resorts so you can recharge while soothing your soul, pampering your body, refreshing your mind, and maintaining optimal health.
Eat This, Not That! | Feb. 7, 2022
Farm-to-table dining has picked up steam over the past few years as people have become more conscious about where their food comes from and want the same at restaurants. These restaurants work with local farms and purveyors, and sometimes even have a farm onsite, to bring the freshest produce, cheeses, meats, and specialty items into the kitchen and onto your table.
Forbes | Feb. 1, 2022
Winter in Phoenix is the best time to be outside and wander through the Sonoran Desert under a shining sun. It’s one of the most unique deserts in the world and stunning vast landscapes are around every scenic twist and turn.
Lonely Planet | Jan. 28, 2022
Scattered across the Valley of the Sun, there are dozens of museums, trails, markets, and historic sites to visit at low cost. Here's how to see the best of Phoenix and the surrounding area on a budget.
The Daily Beast | Jan. 18, 2022
While the sun and affordability have been bringing droves of people to Phoenix for decades, there’s a lot of incredible stuff keeping them around. That’s why greater Phoenix is the latest selection for our series on underrated destinations, It’s Still a Big World.
Lonely Planet | Jan. 14, 2022
Phoenix offers exciting diversity, urban sophistication and natural serenity, too. It’s these unexpected mashups that make the Greater Phoenix metropolis of 1.7 million so compelling, no matter the season. Here are 10 of our favorite things to do in the Valley of the Sun.
Fodor's Travel | January 17, 2022
Americans have always taken their coffee culture very seriously, but caffeine no longer serves solely as a way of waking up in the morning. Craft coffee shops are brewing in urban areas across the country, spurring creativity from within and offering community gathering spaces to meet, work, or just enjoy a well-made caffeinated beverage to-go.
Insider | Sept. 27, 2021
Phoenix is now the fifth-largest city in the US, overtaking Philadelphia. According to census data, it has seen the fastest growth of any major city in the past decade.
Lonely Planet | Sept. 14, 2021
Arizona gets its share of sun-seekers, but under those flawless blue skies, everything you can imagine to entice, entertain and enthrall is up for grabs. Arizona's size and diversity spans swanky urban resorts and meandering rivers that demand quiet contemplation.
Thrillist | Sept. 8, 2021
Supporting Latino-owned businesses should be a year-round initiative for those of us living in Phoenix. Latin American culture influences so much of the Phoenix experience, through obvious representations in restaurants and bars, but also in so many more businesses. From bakeries to bookstores, Phoenix’s Latino community is not only robust but thriving, too.
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.